In addition to screening great films, DocLands provides an interactive forum to help invigorate the business and art of nonfiction filmmaking and build an active, involved and fully supportive community around documentary film. Join us. Be part of the story.


Saturday, May 13 | 10:00 am–12:00 pm | Cinearts Sequoia
FREE (ticket required)

DocPitch is designed to connect filmmakers and their ideas to distributors, nonprofit organizations, philanthropists, fellow filmmakers—and future audiences. Five film projects currently in development have been pre-selected to be pitched during this industry forum. The audience will vote for their favorite, which will receive a cash award from the Filmmaker Fund.
Moderator: Minette Nelson, Founder, Filmmaker Fund


Sunday, May 14 | 12:30 am–1:30 pm | Mark Fishkin Room, Smith Rafael Film Center
FREE (ticket required)

Given the ease and accessibility of today’s technology, it is a great time to be a filmmaker. It is also one of the most challenging times to sustain a documentary filmmaking career. Join us for coffee and conversation with visiting and local filmmakers, who will share their diverse strategies for survival in an ever-changing industry.
Moderator: Paola Mottura, Program Manager, Documentary & Fiscal Sponsorship, Independent Filmmaker Project