DOC NYC PRO Winter 2022 Season Pass


Online Webinar Tue, Feb 22, 2022 - Wed, May 11, 2050


The online Winter 2022 season of DOC NYC PRO features experts from Fever Content, Trailblazer Studios, Looky Looky Pictures, Orange Static and other industry leaders. Most events take place on Wednesdays as standalone, 75-minute sessions. A special two-part workshop on social impact campaigns, including interactive elements and opportunities for feedback on filmmakers’ materials, will be held in two 90-minute sessions on March 14 and 15. See below for more details.

All registrants may participate in the live sessions, and will also receive access to the recorded events, written transcripts, and copies of the slide presentations (where applicable) after the livestream. Tickets are non-refundable. 

If you have questions about registration, please email For questions about accommodations and accessibility, including requests for live ASL interpretation, please email


DOC NYC PRO 2022 - Program Details and Schedule

Note: Additional guests and program details for the Winter 2022 season will be announced in the coming weeks at


Digital Marketing for Your Documentary 

Wednesday, February 23 12-1:15 pm EST (online)

Ready to take your marketing game to the next level? Daniel Kaplan from Fever Content, an LA-based digital marketing company that’s worked with DOC NYC through two festivals and multiple online events, will lead us in a crash course to market your film from festival submission through release.


The Art of Music for Documentaries

Wednesday, March 9 12-1:15 pm EST (online)

Music is an extremely essential (and often costly) element of your film/series so you want to be sure to set your composer up for success while also avoiding any music licensing pitfalls. Join Trailblazer Studios' SVP of Sound and Engagement Eric Johnson and Music Supervisor/Executive Producer Aurelia Belfield for a deep dive into the world of music for feature docs and docuseries, with additional insights from composer Paul Brill (Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, Bobby Kennedy for President). Among the topics they’ll explore is the advantage of starting to collaborate with your sound team even before production begins—which can save time, money, and help materialize your creative vision at the highest possible level.


Real Talk: Impact Campaigns

Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15 12-1:30pm EST (note: two consecutive days, online)

What exactly is an impact campaign? Is my film a good fit for one?  Who can I work with as a consultant? How do I sustain the energy for a campaign while also working on my film? How do I collaborate with my protagonist to run a campaign? These topics and many more will be unpacked by legendary impact campaign strategist Ani Mercedes of Looky Looky Pictures (And She Could Be Next, Through the Night, Missing in Brooks County). Day 1 will be presentation-style with examples of successful campaigns and Day 2 will be interactive allowing participants to dive deeper into their projects’ impact possibilities. Questions are welcome throughout and participants will leave with concrete resources. 


Creating the Perfect Pitch Deck

Wednesday, March 23 12-1:15 pm EST (online)

Visual materials are more and more important in securing backing and support for documentary projects. But what should go into  a pitch deck? And how do you make sure your visuals are appealing and tell a cohesive story? Your graphic materials are the calling card for your film so they have to look fabulous and communicate the right story. Olivia Klaus of Orange Static, award winning filmmaker and graphic designer (and the creative force behind the look of DOC NYC’s 2021 festival graphics), will provide a step by step roadmap for how to create a winning pitch deck.



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


Gift Passes

If you are interested in purchasing a gift PRO Winter 2022 Season Pass for someone other than yourself, complete your purchase here.


Past Events

Recordings of past seasons’ DOC NYC PRO classes are available as individual event recordings.