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30-Mar-2015 5:57am PDT  

 

DOC NYC

6 Annual: November 12, 2015 to November 19, 2015

  Competition Shorts (NYC premiere preferred, but not required)

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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

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

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
 
March 6, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00


April 17, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


June 5, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00


July 17, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 09-Sep-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 41 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date.


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


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


PRESSKIT 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.


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.
• 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.
• The documentary must not have been broadcast on US television, streamed online, or released theatrically in the US.

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.
• 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.