DOC NYC PRO Day: The First-Time Filmmaker Wed, August 5 from 11am-3pm ET

August 05, 2020

This program was recorded live on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

Click here to watch the recorded panel.

DOC NYC PRO presents a day of practical guidance for the first-time filmmaker, including panels on developing a story, building a team, finding a supportive professional community and securing funds and distribution. The daylong course will feature first-time filmmakers who have successfully finished and released feature docs; filmmaker collectives that provide professional and peer networks to emerging filmmakers, as well as an interactive Q&A breakout session and social hour. 

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Tickets to this event are $40 and offer access to participate in the livestreamed panel sessions and to have unlimited access to session recordings after the livestream. Live participants are also encouraged to join the interactive breakout session and social hour from 2-3 pm ET; this last hour will not be recorded, nor available to those watching after the livestream is over. All registrants will receive written resource materials, including a transcript of the live sessions and referenced links and materials.

To purchase a pass to DOC NYC PRO’s entire line-up, including ten events taking place between August and October, and our six spring events, register here; passes are $150 and include live access to upcoming PRO programs and access to recordings and transcripts to all past events.