June 21, 2021

No Ordinary Man: A Case Study in Cross-Border Collaboration

This event was recorded live on Thursday, July 15, 2021. DOC NYC PRO and The Consulate General of Canada in New York present a 90-minute case study on new documentary No Ordinary Man, the story of revered American jazz musician Billy Tipton. For decades, Tipton’s life story was framed as the triumph of an ambitious […]

June 21, 2021

Equity Financing 101

DOC NYC PRO and Impact Partners present a 90-minute workshop on equity financing for documentary filmmakers. Featuring perspectives from Impact Partners Executive Director Jenny Raskin and filmmakers Jennifer Brea and Megan Gilbride, who have used equity financing to fund their projects. This session offers clear-eyed guidance for any film team considering equity financing as a […]

April 16, 2021

Grant Writing Secrets: A Two-Part Workshop with Tracie Holder

DOC NYC PRO presents a two-part intensive workshop on grant funding for documentary filmmakers. In two 90-minute sessions, this workshop offers filmmakers a roadmap to successful grant funding, including best practices for creating proposals for key documentary funders, from government agencies to foundations to private philanthropists.  Taught by seasoned producer, grant writer, and grant panelist Tracie Holder–who […]

April 8, 2021

The Director-Producer Partnership: Conversations with CRIP CAMP & THE MOLE AGENT

DOC NYC PRO, in partnership with the Documentary Producers Alliance 2021 initiative #ProducersAreFilmmakersToo, explores the magic of the producer-director relationship in this 90-minute panel featuring the Oscar-nominated teams behind CRIP CAMP and THE MOLE AGENT. In a moderated panel discussion, we’ll uncover the necessary steps film teams must take–from the very beginning–as they create a […]

December 7, 2020

Temperature Check: The Prognosis for Doc Distribution in 2021

  This event was recorded live on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Join DOC NYC PRO for a 90-minute panel about the landscape of doc distribution in 2021, and new opportunities for the dissemination of documentary, nonfiction and unscripted content in the year ahead. Guests include moderator Liz Manashil, filmmaker, distribution consultant and author of the […]

December 6, 2020

Granted: Navigating Grant Funding for Docs

This event was recorded live on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Join DOC NYC PRO for a 90-minute panel about grant funding opportunities for documentary filmmakers. Guests include Tracie Holder, filmmaker and film funding specialist, who will moderate the session; David Weinstein, program officer specializing in documentary film funding at the National Endowment for the Humanities; […]

December 6, 2020

Beyond Project Funding: Fellowships & Mentorships

This event was recorded live on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Join DOC NYC PRO for a 90-minute panel about the organizations and programs that support filmmakers’ creative careers and professional development, beyond project-based funding–and the importance of such programs, particularly to women filmmakers, filmmakers of color, and other historically underfunded groups within the industry. Guests […]

December 5, 2020

Bringing Your Doc to the World: International Sales

This event was recorded live on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Join DOC NYC PRO for a 90-minute panel about the evolving viability of documentary films in the international marketplace. Guests include sales agents specializing in doc features, shorts and series, including Aleksandra Derewienko, head of sales and acquisitions at Paris-based CAT & Docs; Philippa Kowarsky, […]

December 5, 2020

The Future of Doc Accessibility: Best Practices

This event was recorded live on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Co-presented by FWD-Doc. Join DOC NYC PRO for a 90-minute panel about increasing access to the documentary field for D/deaf and disabled filmmakers and audiences. In a conversation moderated by filmmaker and FWD-Doc Founding Member Alysa Nahmias, panelists discuss a range of best practices, from […]