DOC NYC x VC Storytelling Incubator

The DOC NYC x Video Consortium Storytelling Incubator, an initiative from DOC NYC and the Video Consortium, provides first-time feature documentary filmmakers with hands-on creative consultation and professional guidance from established industry voices. In a six-month mentorship, emerging filmmakers with underrepresented perspectives receive support and feedback on their story development, creative process, and funding and distribution potential. 

Following an open call for applications, the Video Consortium’s Filmmaker Advisory Council, in collaboration with DOC NYC, reviewed more than 200 promising work-in-progress documentaries and selected 8 film teams to participate as mentees in the program.

As Incubator participants, mentees also receive free access to DOC NYC’s online educational events; complimentary access to its 8-day professional conference, DOC NYC PRO, and waived submission fees to its Industry Roundtables networking program for works-in-progress.

2022 Mentees:

Past Cohorts