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

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 Distributors Fact Sheet, in conversation with Keith Ochwat, founder of the […]

December 6, 2020

Granted: Navigating Grant Funding for Docs

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; Andrew Catauro, program officer overseeing direct film support at the […]

December 6, 2020

Beyond Project Funding: Fellowships & Mentorships

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 include Rodrigo Reyes, Co-Creative Director of the MediaMaker Fellowship at […]

December 5, 2020

Bringing Your Doc to the World: International Sales

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, managing director of international sales at Cinephil, in Tel Aviv; […]

December 5, 2020

The Future of Doc Accessibility: Best Practices

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 enhancing accommodations in cinemas and festivals, to optimizing access to […]

December 5, 2020

Locked Off: Getting the Doc Interview

Join DOC NYC PRO for a 90-minute panel about perfecting the documentary interview. Guests include Judith Helfand (Love & Stuff); Jeff Orlowski (The Social Dilemma); and Lauren Stowell (Tiger Woods: America’s Son). In a conversation moderated by DOC NYC’s Opal H. Bennett, panelists will discuss their approaches to inviting interviewees, making film participants comfortable in diverse […]

December 5, 2020

Zoom & The Art of Pandemic Producing

Join DOC NYC PRO for a 90-minute panel about producing–and bringing to market–documentary features and series during the Covid-19 pandemic. Guests include Ophelia Harutyunyan (Totally Under Control), Smriti Mundhra, (St. Louis Superman, Indian Matchmaking) and Nanfu Wang (In The Same Breath, One-Child Nation). Panelists will reflect on the challenges they faced–and innovations they tried–as they shot, […]