Only In New York – 2016


2016 is SOLD OUTWe are very sorry but due to a high volume of responses, we are no longer selling access to these meetings.

New to the festival this year, Only In New York meetings take place November  14-17, 2016, from the hours of 11:30 am – 3:30 pm at Cinepolis Chelsea.  This program features four days of networking sessions that allow filmmakers to get face time with key decision makers in the worlds of financing, postproduction, distribution, festival programming and more. The meetings are a chance for filmmakers to sit in intimate groups (maximum 4 people) with decision makers for a 20 minute Q&A session. This isn’t a pitch forum but instead, a chance for making introductions. 

To attend OINY, you must purchase an All Access Pass or DOC NYC PRO + OINY Upgrade Pass.  Passholders will submit their requests for meetings and be matched on a first come, first served basis. Each passholder will be guaranteed 3 meetings per day with the ability to obtain more based on availability. Passes are limited in order to ensure a quality environment for networking.

Industry guests include representatives from HBO Documentary Films, Discovery, Ford Foundation, Vulcan Productions, Picture Motion, and A&E IndieFilms.  Revisit this page daily as additional participants will be announced.  

Confirmed participants:

Monday, November 14, 2016 (Broadcasters and Distributors) 

  • Julie Anderson (WNET)
  • Jim Browne (Argot Pictures)
  • Lisa Heller (HBO Documentary Films)
  • Christine Kecher (A&E IndieFilms)
  • Sarah Lash (Conde Nast)
  • Jan Diedrichsen (Sundance Now)
  • Hana Makki (Image Nation)
  • Andrew Mer (The Film Collaborative)
  • Justine Nagan (POV)
  • Taj Paxton (Logo Documentary Films)
  • Kristofer Ríos (Fusion Project Earth Doc Challenge)
  • Leah Sapin (Human Rights Watch Film Festival)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (Programmers and Outreach & Marketing)

  • Shayla Harris (Producer, formerly Frontline)
  • Liza Domnitz Ian Hollander (Tribeca Film Festival)
  • Clara Fleisher Denae Peters (Film Sprout)
  • Brianna Little (Amazon Studios)
  • Susan Norget (Susan Norget Film Promotion)
  • Dan Nuxoll (Rooftop Films)
  • Ina Pira (Hamptons International Film Festival, Montclair Film Festival)
  • Christina Raia (Seed&Spark)
  • Megan Ryan (Picture Motion)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (Producers and Post-Production)

  • Joe Beirne (Technicolor PostWorks NY)
  • Andrew Blackwell & Lindsay Crouse (New York Times Op-Docs)
  • Daniel Chalfen (Naked Edge Films)
  • Jeremy Chilnick (Warrior Poets)
  • Liz Cook (Kickstarter)
  • Jannat Gargi (Vulcan Productions)
  • Dave O’Connor (RadicalMedia)
  • Adam Segal (The 2050 Group)
  • Louis Venezia (Pilot/Co-Pilot Pictures)
  • Rose Vincelli Gustine (SVA MFA Social Documentary Film)
  • David Wilson (True/False Film Festival)
  • Jeremy Workman (Wheelhouse Creative)

Thursday, November 17, 2016 (Sales Agents & Lawyers and Foundations & Funders) 

  • Josh Braun (Submarine)
  • Daniel Cantagallo (Cargo Film & Releasing)
  • Andrew Catauro (Ford Foundation /JustFilms)
  • Kristin Feeley (Sundance Institute)
  • Alexis Galfas (Cinetic)
  • Kelsey Koenig (Impact Partners)
  • Loira Limbal (Firelight Media)
  • Lucila Moctezuma & Sabine Fayoux (Chicken & Egg Pictures)
  • Ali Moss (Discovery)
  • Marc H. Simon (Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, LLC)
  • Lucas Verga (Film Sales)
  • Elliott Whitton (Cinereach)

To be part of the first round of matchmaking (Oct. 24 – 28, 2016), purchase your pass and you will receive an email with follow-up instructions about sign-ups, including a form you will be required to complete. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the festival!