Founded in 1972, DCTV is an established media arts resource for New York City’s independent filmmaking community, providing affordable workshops, production equipment rentals, post-production facilities, a signature screening and event series, renowned youth programming, and more – all under the same roof as its award-winning documentary production house. DCTV's documentaries, which are seen by millions each year, have won two Academy Award nominations, sixteen National Emmys, four duPont-Columbia Awards, a Peabody and many more. DCTV is also the soon-to-be home of the first US documentary-only cinema, boasting a 3D and 4K digital cinema projection system and Academy Award qualification.

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$10.00 - 15.00
About
DCTV Presents is DCTV’s signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes and panel discussions led by renowned groundbreakers in the industry, each event offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art.

We've programmed screenings and talks with Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens), David Teague (Cutie and the Boxer), Debra Granik (Winter's Bone), Lynne Sachs (Your Day Is My Night), Jem Cohen (Museum Hours), Sam Green (The Weather Underground), Tracy Droz Tragos (Rich Hill), Sam Pollard (Style Wars), Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, Dance Films Association, Dirty Looks, Filmwax, IFP, StoryCode, Talkhouse, and True/False Film Festival to name a few.

DCTV Presents champions groundbreaking nonfiction film. This includes feature and short documentaries, hybrid work that blurs the line between fiction and nonfiction in content and/or filmmaking process, as well as animation, experimental, found footage, and video art. We independently curate, co-present with fellow organizations, invite guest curators, announce various call for entries, and have rolling submissions. We are most interested in films that tell under-represented stories and break boundaries in content and style. Nearly all screenings have intimate discussions with filmmakers to follow. All events are open to the public.

Eligibility
While DCTV has roots in documentary, we welcome projects in various genres for shorts programs. DCTV Presents does not accept trailers. We do accept rough cuts (picture lock w/ temp sound, color, etc). Submissions must be in English or have English subtitles excepting music videos and films without dialogue. Youth and student work is welcome.

Entry Fee
$10/DCTV Members; $15/General

Formats
Entries must be submitted via secure online links. If your film is accepted, you will need to provide a Quicktime (ProRes 422).

Screening Rights
Should your work be selected to be part of DCTV Presents, images, trailers, or excerpts from your project may be used for promotional materials by DCTV and various third parties working with DCTV.

About DCTVFounded in 1972, DCTV is an honored media arts resource for NYC’s independent filmmaking community, providing affordable workshops, production equipment rentals, post-production facilities, a signature screening series, renowned youth programming, and more – all under the same roof as its award-winning documentary production house. DCTV is also the soon-to-be home of the first US documentary-only cinema! 

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