DCTV Presents is DCTV’s signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes and panel discussions led by renowned groundbreakers in the industry, each event offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art.

We've programmed screenings and talks with Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens), David Teague (Cutie and the Boxer), Debra Granik (Winter's Bone), Lynne Sachs (Your Day Is My Night), Jem Cohen (Museum Hours), Sam Green (The Weather Underground), Tracy Droz Tragos (Rich Hill), Sam Pollard (Style Wars), Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, Dance Films Association, Dirty Looks, Filmwax, IFP, StoryCode, Talkhouse, and True/False Film Festival to name a few.

DCTV Presents champions groundbreaking nonfiction film. This includes feature and short documentaries, hybrid work that blurs the line between fiction and nonfiction in content and/or filmmaking process, as well as animation, experimental, found footage, and video art. We independently curate, co-present with fellow organizations, invite guest curators, announce various call for entries, and have rolling submissions. We are most interested in films that tell under-represented stories and break boundaries in content and style. Nearly all screenings have intimate discussions with filmmakers to follow. All events are open to the public.

DCTV is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works, and is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature, and supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by Bloomberg Philanthropies. DCTV Presents is also supported by New York City Council Member Margaret Chin’s Office.

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