The Documentary Forum

CCNY Center for Film, Journalism, and Interactive Media





Submissions Close Sunday, December 21st at Midnight (NEW)

Participants Notified Tuesday, December 23rd

Wednesdays 6:30-9pm in January: 7, 14, 21, 28


January 7: Funders talk about good proposals, trailers and pitches
January 14: Refine your proposal with participants
January 21: Refine your trailer with participants
January 28: Feedback Meetings with Invited Filmmakers


One page proposal, 3-5min trailer, attendance and participation

Only apply if you can make every session on time, from start to finish and participate fully.

Application at Bottom of Page.

Tips for a Successful Application

The application requests a draft of a one-page proposal, a link to 3-5min trailer (or sample scene), plus link to previous work.

This application is probably the easiest one you will every complete in your life. The process is designed to make sure all the participants are actively working on a project and can engage with that project through out the program.


Input and upload all requested information and make sure you get a message saying that your information was sent. 

Your one page proposal can be rough; the boot camp will help you refine it. From your proposal, readers should get a sense of what your subject is and how you will approach it. We simply want to see that you have a project you will workshop through the boot camp that you have already begun to develop.

Your trailer should also give a sense of film you are interested in making.  If you don’t have a trailer, you can submit be a scene or scenes for a total of 5 mins. Many funding applications require samples and we want to help you get yours in shape.

The boot-camp is to help you take your proposal and trailer to the next level so you are better prepared for the various film funding deadlines coming up.

Please note we will not watch over 5 minutes or read beyond one page.

Further Questions??? Email Us


Application open until 11:59pm on 12/21/14.
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