DOC NYC

6 Annual November 12, 2015 to November 19, 2015

 
Category

Competition Features (NYC premiere requirement)

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
March 6, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
April 17, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Late Deadline
June 5, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 17, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 9, 2015

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 41 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in NYC

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP  
DigiBeta  
HDCAM  
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP  
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Metropolis Jury Prize
Award details will be announced on docnyc.net

Viewfinder Jury Prize
Award details will be announced on docnyc.net

DOC NYC Audience Award
Award details will be announced on docnyc.net

Category Rules

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
• To be eligible for inclusion in the Metropolis or Viewfinder competition sections, the documentary must not have screened publicly in NYC prior to the Festival, nor have been broadcast on US television, or have been made available online.
• Previously submitted documentaries will not be accepted, unless the film has undergone significant content changes (60% or more) and meets all other submission requirements.
• Feature documentaries are forty one (41) minutes or longer, including all credits.
• If the documentary is in a language other than English, it must be subtitled or dubbed in English.
• Promotional, instructional or industrial films, and raw documentation of performances are not eligible.

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES:
• DOC NYC does not use Withoutabox's Secure Online Screeners. To submit a digital version, email a Vimeo link and password to submissions@docnyc.net.
• If you change the password associated with the Vimeo link, make sure to email the updated password to submissions@docnyc.net.
• If submitting a Vimeo link/password, you should also mail one DVD as a back-up.
• Submitted DVDs should be Region 1 or Region-free NTSC. Only one DVD of each submission is requested.
• Each DVD you submit must be sent in a sleeve or outer case.
• All entries must be labeled with the title, running time, WAB tracking number, and contact information (contact name and e-mail). This information must be on the DVD itself and on the outer sleeve/case.
• DOC NYC will make every attempt to contact you if there is damage to an entry, but cannot be held responsible if entry is not considered due to poorly recorded or unplayable media.
• Please do not send submissions in fiber-filled envelopes, as the dust damages DVD players.
• Filmmakers may submit more than one documentary, but each documentary must be accompanied by its own Entry Form and Entry Fee.
• All entries must be sent with prepaid shipping. Collect or C.O.D. (cash on delivery) shipments are not accepted. DOC NYC will not assume responsibility or accept shipments incurring expenses for terminal charges, duties, taxes or customs brokerage. Please indicate on your shipping bill that all transportation and customs charges will be billed to the sender.
• The Entry Fee is non-refundable.
• DVDs and other submitted materials will not be returned. Please do not send film prints, master tapes or other originals.
• All entrants will be notified of their status by Sept. 9, 2015 via e-mail.
• Please keep us informed of any changes regarding your contact information by emailing programming@DOCNYC.net
• Due to the number of submissions, DOC NYC cannot provide feedback on any entries.
• For questions regarding submissions, see DOC NYC FAQs or email programming@DOCNYC.net with "ENTRIES" in the subject line.