DOC NYC Short List: Shorts Announced for 2019

DOC NYC presents our Short List for documentary shorts for the second consecutive year, highlighting the year’s standout short form documentaries selected by the festival’s programming team. 

“We’re in a golden age of documentary shorts,” said DOC NYC Shorts Programmer Opal H. Bennett, who oversees the selection. “This lineup reflects a wide spectrum of filmmakers and distributors who are actively involved in pushing the medium forward.”

All the shorts selected will be screened during the DOC NYC festival in programs to be announced in mid-October. Additionally, for the first time, the Short List: Shorts Day will present the filmmakers or their collaborators in person for a day of conversations on Saturday, November 9, followed by a Happy Hour.

The public can attend Short List: Shorts Day, gaining access to four panels with directors or collaborators from all 12 film teams, by purchasing a DOC NYC PRO Shorts List: Shorts Day Pass, on sale now. You can purchase yours HERE!

The section includes two films showcased last year at DOC NYCIn the Absence that was the festival’s 2018 jury winner; and Tungrus.

This year’s Short List: Shorts are:

 

FIRE IN PARADISE (Netflix)

Dir: Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari

 

 

 

GHOSTS OF SUGAR LAND (Netflix)

Dir: Bassam Tariq

 

 

 

IN THE ABSENCE (Field of Vision)

Dir: Yi Seung-Jun

 

 

 

LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL) (Lifetime Films/A&E IndieFilms)

Dir: Carol Dysinger

 

 

 

LITTLE MISS SUMO (Netflix)

Dir: Matt Kay

 

 

 

LOST AND FOUND (National Geographic Documentary Films)

Dir: Orlando von Einsiedel

 

 

 

MACK WRESTLES (ESPN Films)

Dir: Erin Sanger, Taylor Hess

 

 

 

THE NIGHTCRAWLERS (National Geographic Documentary Films)

Dir: Alexander A. Mora

 

 

 

SONG OF PARKLAND (HBO Documentary Films)

Dir: Amy Schatz

 

 

 

ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN (MTV Documentary Films

Dir: Smitri Mundhra, Sami Kahn

 

 

 

STAY CLOSE (New York Times Op-Docs/POV Shorts)

Dir: Luther Clement, Shuhan Fan

 

 

 

TUNGRUS (New York Times Op-Docs)

Dir: Rishi Chandna