Start your day with a coffee and bagel breakfast, co-presented by SVA MFA Social Documentary Film. SVA Alumni will take part in a casual Q&A with attendees.
The Morning Manifesto features newly appointed POV executive producer Justine Nagan who discusses her new position with public television’s leading independent documentary series and reflects on her past role at Chicago-based Kartemquin overseeing award-winning projects The Interrupters, Life Itself, On Beauty, In the Game and many others.
In A Case Study: Reaching your Audience, producer Daniel Chalfen (The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest), director Gabriel London (The Mind of Mark DeFriest) and Director/Producer Kelly Nyks (Requiem for the American Dream, Disruption & Split: A Deeper Divide) present case studies for the best ways filmmakers can maximize their audience. Moderator: Jennifer MacArthur (Borderline Media)
Given the growing number of production and distribution outlets, what is the best option for your project? In Outlet Shopping, Jaron Gilinsky (Storyhunter), AJ Schnack (Field of Vision), Sam Morrill (Vimeo) and James Czarnecki (VICE) discuss the pros and cons of the many different outlets, and advise on how to pick the best one for optimal distribution and income. Moderator: Charles Hailer (Viacom)
In Do I Need a Sales Agent?, filmmakers Karim Amer (The Square), Malika Zouhali-Worrall (Call Me Kuchu) and Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times) candidly weigh-in on whether one needs a sales agent for their film. Moderator: Doug Block (112 Weddings)
In Social Issue Distribution, experts including Christie Marchese (Picture Motion), Jennifer MacArthur (Borderline Media), Scott Glosserman (Gathr) and filmmaker Lacey Schwartz (Little White Lie) discuss the advantages and challenges of digital distribution for social issue documentaries. Moderator: Andrea Holley (Human Watch Rights Film Festival)
End your day, relax and mingle at our Happy Hour co-presented by Docurama.
Attend this day’s events with an All Access Pass, DOC NYC PRO Pass, an Insiders Conference Pass, or Reaching Your Audience Day Pass. Your pass also includes an onsite Bagel Breakfast 9:15-10, Happy Hour 5-6, and entry to the PRO lounge 9:15-6.