7th Annual

DOC NYC

November 10, 2016 to November 17, 2016

 
Category

Competition Shorts (NYC premiere preferred, but not required)

 

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 4, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
April 8, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
June 3, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 9, 2016

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 41 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after June 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
DigiBeta    
HDCAM    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Grand Jury Prize
The winning short film will qualify for consideration in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. Any additional award details will be revealed on docnyc.net.

Category Rules

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
• NYC premieres preferred, but not required.
• The documentary must not have been broadcast on US television, or released theatrically in the US. Projects that have already been released online should contact submissions@docnyc.net to provide further information about where the film is or was available, how long, and if it will still be online during DOC NYC's dates.
• Previously submitted documentaries will not be accepted, unless the film has undergone significant content changes (60% or more) and meets all other submission requirements.
• Shorts are forty (40) minutes or less, including all credits.
• If the documentary is in a language other than English, it must be subtitled in English.
• Promotional, instructional or industrial films, and raw documentation of performances are not eligible.

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES:
• DOC NYC strongly prefers Vimeo links over Withoutabox's Secure Online Screeners. For instructions on how to submit your Vimeo link/password on WAB, please refer here: https://www.withoutabox.com/browse/filmmaker/faq/detail?section=screeners#q21
• If you change your Vimeo link, or the password connected to it, make sure to email the updated information to submissions@docnyc.net.
• Please Note: We no longer accept DVD as a submission format. All entries must be submitted by link.
• Filmmakers may submit more than one documentary, but each documentary must be accompanied by its own Entry Form and Entry Fee.
• The Entry Fee is non-refundable.
• 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 on or around Sept. 9, 2016 via e-mail.
• Please keep us informed of any changes regarding your contact information by emailing submissions@DOCNYC.net
• Due to the number of submissions received, DOC NYC unfortunately cannot provide feedback on any entries.
• For questions regarding submissions, see DOC NYC FAQs or email submissions@DOCNYC.net with "ENTRIES" in the subject line.