DOC NYC PRO Winter 2021 Season Pass



Online Webinar Wed, Jan 13 - Wed, Mar 31
Film Details
Event Years:2021


Confirmed panelists include filmmakers Ophelia Harutyunyan (Totally Under Control), Judith Helfand (Love & Stuff), Jeff Orlowski (The Social Dilemma), Jennifer Maytorena Taylor (For the Love of Rutland), and Hao Wu (76 Days); sales agents Aleksandra Derewienko (CAT& Docs) and Philippa Kowarsky (Cinephil); film accessibility experts Michele Spitz (Woman of Her Word) and Cheryl Green (New Day Films); film festival directors and programmers Marangeli Mejia-Rabell (Philadelphia Latino Film Festival), Jeanelle Augustin (Camden International Film Festival), and Amir George (True/False Film Fest); funders Paula Smith Arrigoni (Bay Area Video Coalition) and David Weinstein (National Endowment for the Humanities); and distributors Arianna Bocco (IFC Films) and Keith Ochwat (Show + Tell); plus additional guests to be announced.

All registrants can attend events live and/or in recorded format, and full event transcripts and resource materials are provided after each live session.


Winter 2021 Season (all events start at 1:00pm ET)

All events start at 1pm ET

Recorded live on Thu Jan 14 – The Future of Festivals: Navigating Festivals in 2021
With Jeanelle Augustin (Camden Int'l Film Festival), Amir George (True/False Film Fest), and Marángeli Mejia Rabell (Philadelphia Latino Film Festival)

Recorded live on Tue Jan 19 – Documenting the ACLU In The Fight: A Case Study
With Thom Powers (DOC NYC), Kerry Washington, Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kreigman and Eli Despres (The Fight)

Recorded live on Thu Jan 21 – In Real Time: Verité Cinematography for Docs
With Chris Renteria (St. Louis Superman), Jennifer Maytorena Taylor (For the Love of Rutland) and Hao Wu (76 Days)

Wed Jan 27 – Zoom & The Art of Pandemic Producing
With Ophelia Harutyunyan (Totally Out of Control), Smriti Mundhra (St. Louis Superman) and Peter Nicks (Homeroom)

Thu Feb 4 – Locked Off: Getting the Doc Interview
With Opal Bennett (DOC NYC), Judith Helfand (Love & Stuff), Jeff Orlowski (The Social Dilemma) and Lauren Stowell (Tiger Woods: America's Son)

Thu Feb 11 – The Future of Doc Accessibility: Best Practices for Film  Exhibition, Education and Beyond Co-presented by FWD-Doc
With Cheryl Green (New Day Films), Andraea LaVant (Crip Camp), Michelle Spitz (Woman of her Word), Amanda Upson (FWD-Doc) and Lindsey Dryden (FWD-Doc)

Thu Feb 25 – Bringing Your Doc to the World: Spotlight on International Sales 
With Salma Abdalla (Autlook), Aleksandra Derewienko (CAT & Docs) and Philippa Kowarsky (Cinephil)

Thu Mar 11 – Beyond Project Funding: Fellowships and Mentorship for Doc Makers
With Monika Navarro (Firelight Media), Rodrigo Reyes (BAVC), Chi-hui Yang (Ford Foundation) and Debra Zimmerman (Women Make Movies)

Thu Mar 18 – Granted: Navigating Grant Funding for Docs
With David Weinstein (NEH) and Andrew Catauro (Perspective Fund)

Thu Mar 25 – Temperature Check: The Prognosis for Doc Distribution in 2021
With Arianna Bocco (IFC Films), Keith Ochwat (Show + Tell) and Jihan Robinson (Freeform)

Accommodations including live ASL interpretation or CART are available upon request. To inquire about accommodations and accessibility for any of these events, please email

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Recordings of past seasons’ DOC NYC PRO classes are available for purchase at the individual links on our Events and Classes page.