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.
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.