DOC NYC PRO Winter 2021 Season Pass - Gift Pass


Online Webinar Wed, Jan 13, 2021 - Thu, Mar 31, 2050


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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

Recorded Thu Mar 25 – Temperature Check: The Prognosis for Doc Distribution in 2021
With Arianna Bocco (IFC Films), Keith Ochwat (Show + Tell), Jihan Robinson (Freeform), and Maria Zuckerman (Topic Studios); moderated by Liz Manashil

Recorded Thu Mar 18 – Granted: Navigating Grant Funding for Docs
With Chloe Gbai (Field of Vision If/Then Shorts), Andrew Catauro (Perspective Fund) and David Weinstein (NEH); moderated by Tracie Holder

Recorded 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), Rahdi Taylor (Concordia Studio) and Debra Zimmerman (Women Make Movies)

Recorded 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)

Recorded 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), Andraéa LaVant (Crip Camp), Michelle Spitz (Woman of Her Word), Amanda Upson (FWD-Doc); moderated by Alysa Nahmias (FWD-Doc)

Recorded Thu Feb 4 – Locked Off: Getting the Doc Interview
With Judith Helfand (Love & Stuff), Jeff Orlowski (The Social Dilemma),and Lauren Stowell (Tiger Woods: America’s Son); moderated by Opal H. Bennett

Recorded Wed Jan 27 – Zoom & The Art of Pandemic Producing
With Ophelia Harutyunyan (Totally Under Control), Smriti Mundhra (St. Louis Superman) and Nanfu Wang (In The Same Breath)

Recorded 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)

Recorded Tue Jan 19 – Documenting the ACLU In The Fight: A Case Study
With Dale Ho (ACLU); Eli Despres, Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg and Kerry Washington (The Fight); moderated by Thom Powers

Recorded 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 Mejía Rabell (Philadelphia Latino Film Festival)



Live ASL interpretation and CART services are available upon request. To inquire about accessibility for any DOC NYC events, please email


Gift Passes

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Past Events

Recordings of past seasons’ DOC NYC PRO classes are available via our 2020 DOC NYC All Access Pass or as individual event recordings.