Industry Roundtables

Submissions for 2023 are now closed.

DOC NYC’s INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES is DOC NYC’s works-in-progress live pitch program (non-competitive) for documentary film teams with works-in-progress features or series. Now in its 8th year, this year the program will take on a new format –  8 selected projects will be pitched onstage, in front of industry panelists and an audience. The program will take place on November 9th in Manhattan.

INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES (formerly known as “Only In New York” or “OINY”) presents an opportunity for filmmakers with works-in-progress to present live pitches with industry figures from the fields of distribution, financing, publicity, marketing, social impact, and more. The program aims to curate the most promising documentaries of the future for industry consideration, and select projects from a competitive pool of online submissions. 

Selected teams will live pitch to industry figures from the fields of distribution, philanthropic funding, financing, PR, marketing, social impact, festival programming, and more. Past industry representatives have included Amazon Studios, Blue Ice Docs, A&E, ABC News Studios, Black Public Media, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Cinephil, Cinetic Media, Conde Nast (The New Yorker) Disney+, Disney’s Onyx Collective, ESPN Films, Fifth Season (formerly Endeavor Content), Firelight Media, HBO, IFC Films, Hulu, Impact Partners, Imagine Entertainment, IDA, Kickstarter, MTV Documentary Films, National Geographic, Netflix, NBC News Studios, NEON, Paramount+. Participant, POV, Showtime Documentary, Sony Pictures Classics, Story Syndicate, Submarine Entertainment, Sundance Institute, The New York Times, Topic Studios, Vice Media, WME Agency, WNET, and others.

INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES is open to all documentary filmmakers, regardless of their geographic location or that of their subjects or topics. Projects submitted must be works-in-progress; specific eligibility requirements are listed on our FilmFreeway portal link. For Canadian Residents, please see our Voices of Canada Industry Roundtables information.

Note that the program is not intended for films that are intending to make their public screening debut at DOC NYC in November 2023. Film teams that wish to have their films considered for DOC NYC’s festival line up should submit their projects at the main DOC NYC submission page ( Works selected to participate in INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES do not screen publicly. 

Previous projects that have participated in the INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES (previously OINY) program that have gone on to successful launches include AFTER SHERMAN, BAD PRESS, SILENT BEAUTY, and many more.

For more information about the program and/or to apply for 2023, please go to FilmFreeway.

Early Bird Deadline: June 15, 2023
Regular Deadline: July 14, 2023
Final Deadline: August 1, 2023
Notification date: September 15, 2023