2014 DOC NYC in Focus: Doc-A-Thon Day 2 – All About the Short

Doc-a-thon_graphic_revised-1160x652The second of DOC NYC‘s additions to our daily panel series, Doc-A-Thon, turns the spotlight on short form nonfiction content. All of the following Day 2 panel sessions take place between 10:30am-5:00pm at the IFC Center on Friday, November 14:

All About the Short Panel Descriptions

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SHORT FILMMAKING BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
10:30-11:40am

Seasoned nonfiction filmmakers, along with industry leaders, guide us through the ins and outs of creating short-form content, and discuss the growing opportunities for exhibition. Heidi Ewing (DETROPIA), Vikram Gandhi (KUMARE, VICE), Adnaan Wasey (Executive Producer, POV Digital) and experts from AJ+ share with us and bring us up to speed on what’s out there.

WHO’S BUYING DOC SHORTS?
12:00-1:10pm

A whole new arena has opened up for both buyers and creators of the short form. Newcomers are entering the field and finding exciting new opportunities for exhibition. Hear from Jed Weintrob (Conde Nast), new media companies as well as established ones who are entering this space, and learn from filmmakers who have had success.

SHORTER FORMS FOR EVER SHORTER ATTENTION SPANS
2:00-3:10pm

How are new technologies changing, aiding and abetting nonfiction storytelling? How are mobile apps, widgets and participatory web-based platforms enabling storytellers to reach targeted audiences in critical and deeply emotional ways and provide real-time intervention? Rachel Falcone (SANDY STORYLINE), Nancy Schwartzman (Circle of 6) and Malika Zouhali-Worrall (CALL ME KUCHU) share practical wisdom from the trenches of this new frontier.

NON-FICTION SHORTS AND THE FESTIVAL AUDIENCE
3:30-4:40pm

Nonfiction shorts programs are selling out at festivals, as this form of storytelling takes on a much bigger role in the festival world. Join in a discussion with festival programmers Shane Smith (Toronto International Film Festival), Sharon Badal (Tribeca Film Festival), Dan Nuxoll (Rooftop Films), and Basil Tsiokos (DOC NYC, Nantucket Film Festival) as they explore this increasingly popular festival attraction.

Why You Should Attend:
The opportunities for short filmmaking have grown in recent years, with new platforms, funders, and audiences eager to embrace the form. Check out Friday’s panels for the inside track.

More Info:
To purchase tickets, click on the individual panel titles above, and follow links for ticketing; or check out the new options for Passes.

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