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Only In New York is co-presented by Showtime Documentary Films.

Part of DOC NYC PRO, the festival’s industry and educational program, Only In New York presents an opportunity for film teams with works-in-progress to take meetings with industry decision-makers during the 2021 DOC NYC film festival in November. DOC NYC curates the most promising documentaries of the future for industry consideration, and selects projects for Only In New York from a competitive pool of online submissions. 

Film teams selected for OINY will participate in meetings with industry figures from the fields of distribution, philanthropic funding, financing, PR, marketing, social impact, festival programming, and more. 

Past industry attendees have included representatives from Amazon Studios, Blue Ice Docs, A&E, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Cinetic Media, Disney+, Endeavor Content, Firelight Media, HBO, IFC Films, Hulu, Impact Partners, Kickstarter, National Geographic, Netflix, NBC News Studios, Participant, Showtime Documentary, Sony Pictures Classics, Submarine Entertainment, Sundance Institute, The New York Times, Topic Studios, Vice Media, and others.

Projects selected for OINY will also be eligible to apply for participation in Pitch Perfect, a pitching event that provides a nurturing environment for filmmakers to present works-in-progress to influential industry figures. Applications to this program are limited to those projects that have already been selected for OINY.

OINY is open to all documentary filmmakers, regardless of their geographic location or that of their subjects or topics; it is not limited to New York-based filmmakers or themes.

Past Participants