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New York Times Op-Docs Series Unveils Live-Pitch Competition: Winner Will Premiere Doc on NYTimes.com

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 8, 2013 at 12:49PM

The New York Times's Op-Doc series, a forum for short, opinionated documentaries with wide creative latitude, is extending an open invitation to US documentary short filmmakers to apply to Op-Doc's first live-pitch competition in North America. The prize is the opportunity to produce an Op-Doc for the New York Times, to premiere on NYTimes.com.
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THE NEW YORK TIMES

The New York Times's Op-Doc series, a forum for short, opinionated documentaries with wide creative latitude, is extending an open invitation to US documentary short filmmakers to apply to Op-Doc's first live-pitch competition in North America. The prize is the opportunity to produce an Op-Doc for the New York Times, to premiere on NYTimes.com.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

Op-Docs invites all US-based interested filmmakers to apply for the new pitch opportunity at this year's Camden International Film Festival, running September 26 through 29, in Camden, Maine. Six finalists will be selected to present their films on stage before a live audience and panel of judges, including Op-Docs staff; the winner will be given a budget of $2,000 for their NYTimes.com-premiering film.

The deadline for entries is Friday, August 9. All info on applying is here.

Op-Docs is also launching special screenings this summer in San Francisco (July 20) and Los Angeles (July 22), including on-stage talks with the featured filmmakers. These screenings mark the debut of Op-Docs screenings in California.

This article is related to: News, New York Times, Documentary, Documentaries


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.