Updates + Resources Around COVID-19


Due to COVID-19, DCTV is physically closed and moving programs online.

As many of you know, we pride ourselves on having a space in NYC – a beautiful brick-and-mortar space that brings people together to learn, engage, and support one another. We also pride ourselves on providing hands-on learning with all equipment, computers, and software included; having filmmakers present their films you may not be able to see otherwise; having youth from across the city jointly create work from their own invaluable unique perspectives. We are trying to adapt all of these wonderful things into an online space, and sincerely appreciate your enthusiasm and patience as we do that. ♡ Here’s our latest:

DCTV Workshops:
We’re adapting our Workshops for remote learning. Check out our Online Offerings. To support our community during this time, we are reducing all prices. We are offering Office Hours either for free or suggested donation, and in-depth Workshops at a sliding scale to be able to support our freelance instructors and cover some of our costs. Let us know what other online offerings would be most helpful to you right now by filling out this brief survey: https://bit.ly/2wmwQFp.

DCTV Youth Media:
All programs have also pivoted to remote learning. Students are documenting the impacts of COVID-19 using their smartphones to record personal video diaries and interview family members. Check out our social media for updates on their progress!


  • American Documentary: COVID-19 Artist Emergency Fund
  • Artists Thrive: COVID-19 Resources
  • COVID-19 & Freelance Artists: Resources
  • Creative Capital: Arts Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak
  • Dear Producer: Resources for Artists During Covid-19
  • D-Word: The Doc Industry & COVID
  • Field of Vision: Virtual Mentorship
  • Firelight Media, IDA, and ITVS: Applying for Federal Coronavirus Relief as a Filmmaker
  • Freelance Advocacy Project
  • Kickstarter: Emergency Grants, Freelance Resources, Legal Aid + More
  • NYFA: COVID-19 Resources and Emergency Grants
  • Vera List Center: COVID-19 Resource Toolkit for Artists and our Extended Communities
  • Women Make Movies: Discounts on Digital Site Licenses & On-Demand Rentals and Resources for Artists with Lost or Reduced Wages

  • Free/Discounted Software:
    We have been compiling a growing list of free or discounted software, from open source to limited license periods. Check out these Software Resources!


  • Cinereach: Watch at Home
  • Hyperallergic: Tired of Netflix? Stream Experimental Films and Video Art
  • International Rotterdam Film Festival: Talks & Masterclasses 2020
  • Kate Lain: Cabin Fever: Coping with COVID-19 playlist of online experimental films & videos
  • Sundance Collab: Archive of Classes Currently Free
  • SXSW: 2020 Shorts
  • Women Make Movies: Virtual Film Festival for Women’s History Month

  • General:

  • #FlattenTheCurve
  • NYC Department of Health
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Anything to add? Let us know!
    Last updated at 12:09 PM on April 6, 2020.