8th Annual

DOC NYC

November 09, 2017 to November 16, 2017

 
Category

Shorts

 

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 3, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
April 7, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
June 2, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 14, 2017
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 18, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 41 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after May 1, 2016

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
DigiBeta    
HDCAM    
DCP    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
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
> 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:
• 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. Shorts are forty (40) minutes or less, 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.
• Generally, DOC NYC preferences newer films for inclusion. For the 2017 edition, we are ideally seeking films which are making their public premiere within calendar year 2017, or, barring that, no earlier than May 2016.
• While a NYC premiere is not a firm requirement for Shorts, preference is given to films that have not yet screened in the five boroughs of New York City.
• DOC NYC will consider short films that have had an online presence, though our preference is to spotlight work that has not already reached a large audience.


SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES:
• DOC NYC strongly prefers Vimeo links over Withoutabox's Secure Online Screener video uploads.
• 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 do not 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 September 18, 2017 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 entries.
• For questions regarding submissions, see Festival Description or email submissions@docnyc.net.