DOC NYC PRO
DOC NYC PRO is co-presented by Kanopy. It is an 8-day industry conference, featuring documentary panels and master classes, including an expanded initiative to support works-in-progress with a section called “Only in New York” (co-presented by SHOWTIME® Documentary Films). Running concurrently with DOC NYC, PRO offers more than just panels. Organizations participating in the PRO conference include A&E IndieFilms, HBO Documentary Films, Impact Partners, Netflix, Showtime Documentary Films, and more. The PRO conference will take place November 7 – 14.
PLEASE SEE OUR 2019 PRO CONFERENCE LINE UP BELOW:
Each day of the 2019 PRO conference features at least two distinct, subject-themed day-long programming tracks for DOC NYC PRO. An individual PRO pass is required for each separate track – individual passes and discounted multi-pass packs can be purchased here. Participants and additional programs will be announced throughout the Summer and Fall – check back here and follow #docnycpro on social media for updates.
The PRO conference programs will take place at Cinépolis Chelsea, unless otherwise indicated.
To purchase individual PRO passes, click the programs below!
THU Nov 7
Seasoned experts unpack fundamental filmmaking elements of storytelling, post-production, marketing, and distribution.
FRI Nov 8
SHORT LIST ― FEATURES at IFC Center
NYC’s Short List for Features has a multi-year history of predicting the Oscar winner and nominees. This day of panels brings together the most influential filmmakers of the year for a day of thematic conversations exploring their creativity. Co-presented by MTV Documentary Films
JOURNALISM AND DOCUMENTARY
An exploration of projects at the intersection of documentary and journalism revealing the importance of rigorous “opinion journalism” as well as “hard news” in a post-truth world.
SAT Nov 9
Immerse yourself in a day of editors working at the top of the field as they discuss creativity and making a career.
SHORT LIST – SHORTS
Last year, DOC NYC introduced its first “Short List: Shorts” programs. This year, we bring you the first day of panels devoted to conversations with the filmmakers behind these films.
SUN Nov 10
Documentary cinematography covers many areas from observing human interaction to capturing a stunning landscape. Leading practitioners share their secrets and also reflect on building a career.
Co-presented by Sony
DISTRIBUTION AND AUDIENCE IMPACT
Representatives from leading funders, distributors and outreach coordinators join filmmakers to discuss the latest thinking in audience impact.
MON Nov 11
FOCUS ON DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Documentary series are a burgeoning area of nonfiction filmmaking. Gain insights into developing, pitching and production from experts in the field.
Hone your pitching skills through observing selected filmmakers pitch their projects to and receive feedback from an industry panel. Moderated by Elise McCave (Kickstarter) and Judith Helfand (Chicken & Egg Pictures).
Co-presented by A&E IndieFilms
TUE Nov 12
Leading producers de-mystify the role and provide real strategies to fulfilling key responsibilities.
COMPOSING & SOUND DESIGN
Composing and sound design are as essential as cinematography or editing. Learn how to elevate your film from master craftspeople.
WED Nov 13
WORKING WITH ARCHIVAL
Learn from the filmmakers and footage researchers behind some of the year’s biggest historical films.
FUNDING A DOCUMENTARY
Funding sources for documentaries have never been more diverse. Gain insights into grants, equity, crowdfunding and production deals.
THU Nov 14
How can documentary makers apply their skills to the burgeoning field of podcasting? Our experts discuss both storytelling and the practical mechanics of launching a series.
LEGAL FOR DOCS
Many of the top lawyers specializing in documentary discuss tips and tricks to avoid potential pitfalls.