DOC NYC PRO Fall 2021

Day Passes are on sale now via the individual links below. Save with a 4- or 8-Pass Pack – more details are available at this link.

Join us this Fall from November 11-18 at Cinépolis Chelsea as we return to an in-person celebratory event aimed to empower filmmakers as they take the next steps in their careers. We will provide opportunities to be in community listening, sharing, discussing, learning, and being challenged. No matter what stage you’re at in your career or the needs you have as a filmmaker, we have a thematic day programmed for you!

Each PRO Day Pass grants access to a single DOC NYC PRO day-long programming track, including that day’s breakfast and access to the Festival Lounge on the day(s) selected.

Funding Day (Thurs. Nov. 11) 
Join us for conversations from noted funders tracking new trends and offering insights into funding your films. Includes a deep dive conversation unpacking success. 

Producing Day (Fri. Nov. 12) 
Leading producers share expertise about impact producing, making a living as an indie producer, how to be an effective producer in fast-changing landscapes, and equity shifts in the profession.

Cinematography Day (Sat. Nov. 13) 
A deep dive into various aspects of cinematography including case studies from noted DP’s.

Editing Day (Sun. Nov. 14) 
Case studies from prominent editors will elucidate the craft and help build your editor’s toolkit. A special panel launches the Alliance of Documentary Editors’ new guidelines and their BIPOC editor’s initiative. 

Doc Series Day (Mon. Nov. 15) 
Unpacking the nuts and bolts of creating, selling, and distributing a doc series. Hear from both leading executives and filmmakers.

Journalism and Documentary Day (Tues. Nov. 16)
Hear from experts as we explore the nexus of journalism and doc filmmaking, digging into issues like journalistic distance, power dynamics, and ethics.

Audience Engagement and Distribution Day (Wed. Nov. 17)
Join us to delve into practicalities and case studies to help build your audience on the road to distribution. 

Legal for Docs Day (Thurs. Nov. 18)
Explore the practical and ethical legal questions that face documentary filmmakers. 

Additional details, including daily panel schedules and confirmed speakers, to be announced.

DOC NYC PRO is co-presented by:

All guests & staff will be required to comply with our Health & Safety protocols while attending DOC NYC events. For the latest information, please review our policies here.

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