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Contemporary documentaries from around the world – 41 minutes in length or longer – that demonstrate a bold commitment to subject matter, ... More
Contemporary documentaries from around the world – 41 minutes in length or longer – that demonstrate a bold commitment to subject matter, excellence in cinematic craft, and innovation in storytelling. Feature submissions may be considered for inclusion in either competition or non-competition sections, at the discretion of DOC NYC's programming team. Only feature documentary submissions that are NYC premieres at minimum will be considered for inclusion in Competition sections. Occasional exceptions may be made for non-NYC premieres for non-competition sections. You must email submissions@docnyc.net to inquire before submitting a film that will have already screened in NYC before DOC NYC's dates. Less

Contemporary documentaries from around the world – 40 minutes or shorter – that demonstrate a bold commitment to subject matter, excellenc... More
Contemporary documentaries from around the world – 40 minutes or shorter – that demonstrate a bold commitment to subject matter, excellence in cinematic craft, and innovation in storytelling. NYC premieres preferred, but not required. 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. 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. Less

Submissions are open to nonfiction works-in-progress features or series proposals in any genre or style. NOTE: COMPLETED FILMS OR PILOTS ARE NOT ELIGI... More
Submissions are open to nonfiction works-in-progress features or series proposals in any genre or style. NOTE: COMPLETED FILMS OR PILOTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR SUBMISSION, ONLY WORKS-IN-PROGRESS. If you are intending for your film to be completed and screened publicly at DOC NYC 2018, you must submit under the Features or Shorts category, not Only in New York. Works-in-progress must be on track to be completed within 1-2 years, with at least 50% of their budget already in place. Filmmakers must submit a 2-5 minute video work sample, one-page description, and simple budget.The description and budget may be emailed to submissions@docnyc.net, with the subject line "Only in New York materials." Projects will be selected based on their artistic merit, ability to engage an audience, and potential for success in the marketplace. Filmmakers with projects which are selected for Only in New York will participate in roundtable meetings with industry figures over four days. Additionally, they will be considered for Pitch Perfect, a pitching event presenting WIPs to influential industry figures. Pitch Perfect projects will be given 10 minutes to pitch, including trailer or clip, followed by 15-20 minutes of feedback from an industry panel. * If submitting to Only In New York, you should provide a link to your sample footage via Withoutabox and email your simple budget and one-page project description as attachments to submissions@docnyc.net with the name of your project and Tracking ID number in the subject line.* Less


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