DOC NYC PRO announces its new Winter 2021 season, with ten weekly, 90-minute online classes on documentary production, cinematography, accessibility, funding, and distribution running through March 25.

Winter Season Pass: $150
Individual Classes: $19

All registrants can attend events live and/or in recorded format, and full event transcripts and resource materials are provided after each live session. Recordings are accessible indefinitely for all registrants.

Winter 2021 Season

All events start at 1:00pm ET

Upcoming Events

Thu Mar 11 – Beyond Project Funding: Fellowships and Mentorship for Doc Makers
With Monika Navarro (Firelight Media), Rodrigo Reyes (BAVC), Chi-hui Yang (Ford Foundation), Rahdi Taylor (Concordia Studio) and Debra Zimmerman (Women Make Movies)

Thu Mar 18 – Granted: Navigating Grant Funding for Docs
With Chloe Gbai (Field of Vision If/Then Shorts), Andrew Catauro (Perspective Fund) and David Weinstein (NEH); moderated by Tracie Holder

Thu Mar 25 – Temperature Check: The Prognosis for Doc Distribution in 2021
With Arianna Bocco (IFC Films), Keith Ochwat (Show + Tell), Jihan Robinson (Freeform), and Maria Zuckerman (Topic Studios); moderated by Liz Manashil

Past Winter Season Events

Recorded Thu Feb 25 – Bringing Your Doc to the World: Spotlight on International Sales 
With Salma Abdalla (Autlook), Aleksandra Derewienko (CAT & Docs) and Philippa Kowarsky (Cinephil)

Recorded Thu Feb 11 – The Future of Doc Accessibility: Best Practices for Film Exhibition, Education and Beyond Co-presented by FWD-Doc
With Cheryl Green (New Day Films), Andraéa LaVant (Crip Camp), Michelle Spitz (Woman of Her Word), Amanda Upson (FWD-Doc); moderated by Alysa Nahmias (FWD-Doc)

Recorded Thu Feb 4 – Locked Off: Getting the Doc Interview
With Judith Helfand (Love & Stuff), Jeff Orlowski (The Social Dilemma),and Lauren Stowell (Tiger Woods: America’s Son); moderated by Opal H. Bennett

Recorded Wed Jan 27 – Zoom & The Art of Pandemic Producing
With Ophelia Harutyunyan (Totally Under Control), Smriti Mundhra (St. Louis Superman) and Nanfu Wang (In The Same Breath)

Recorded Thu Jan 21 – In Real Time: Verité Cinematography for Docs
With Chris Renteria (St. Louis Superman), Jennifer Maytorena Taylor (For the Love of Rutland) and Hao Wu (76 Days)

Recorded Tue Jan 19 – Documenting the ACLU In The Fight: A Case Study
With Dale Ho (ACLU); Eli Despres, Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg and Kerry Washington (The Fight); moderated by Thom Powers

Recorded Thu Jan 14 – The Future of Festivals: Navigating Festivals in 2021
With Jeanelle Augustin (Camden Int’l Film Festival), Amir George (True/False Film Fest), and Marángeli Mejía Rabell (Philadelphia Latino Film Festival)


Live ASL interpretation and CART services are available upon request. To inquire about accessibility for any DOC NYC events, please email

Gift Passes

If you are interested in purchasing a gift PRO Winter 2021 Season Pass, complete your purchase here.

Past Events

Recordings of past seasons’ DOC NYC PRO classes are available via our 2020 DOC NYC All Access Pass or as individual event recordings.

Winter 2021 Events