Monday Memo: Brazil’s Film Archive Faces Wipeout, New Partner to Diversify Nonfiction Production Talent, Sundance Shrinks for 2021

With the Cinemateca Brasileira in São Paulo facing dire circumstances, along with the suicides of both British filmmaker Richard Bright and documentary subject Daisy Coleman, of Audrie and Daisy, it’s been a fairly grim week in nonfiction cinema news. That said, there have been significant steps made toward diversifying nonfiction production talent, there are a ton […]

DOC NYC PRO Day: The First-Time Filmmaker

DOC NYC PRO presents a day of practical guidance for the first-time filmmaker, including panels on developing a story, building a team, finding a supportive professional community and securing funds and distribution

DOC NYC Immersive: Podcasting for Doc Makers

DOC NYC PRO presents a 90-minute session exploring the interplay between podcasting and documentary film, including guests who have successfully pivoted between film producing and podcast producing.

DOC NYC PRO Day: Documentary & The Law

DOC NYC PRO presents a day of practical expertise on the legal questions that face doc makers. Sessions will focus on topics such as rights and clearances, errors and omissions, and legal concerns specific to sensitive production environments, including filming in the Covid-19 era.

DOC NYC Immersive: The Art of Archival

DOC NYC PRO presents a 90-minute session exploring the use of archival footage in documentary filmmaking. The panel discussion will feature directors, editors and archivists, and will include a 30-minute moderated Q&A

DOC NYC Immersive: Journalism & Documentary

A showcase focusing on projects that live at the intersection of documentary film and journalism. The panel discussion includes both independent doc teams and representatives from news platforms as they discuss the merging and divergent roles of reporter, storyteller, and filmmaker.