The New York Times Op-Docs Pitch Lab

In partnership with The New York Times Op- Docs, DOCSP opens a new activity.
Five documentary projects presented in the industry calls: Doc Lab, Rough Cut Lab and One on one meetings, will be invited to participate in a laboratory for short documentary films.


What makes a great short? What are publishers looking for in the crowded online space? And what is the process for working with a major platform like the New York Times?

In this workshop with the Supervising Editor of the New York Times Op-Docs, selected filmmakers will present their films in development for discussion and critique, and participate in a broader conversation about the art and craft of the short documentary.

8th november | 10:00-13:30 |venue: auditORIUM OF unibes cultural

Andrew Blackwell

Supervising editor of The New York Times Op-Docs. Previously, documentary editor and nonfiction author.

The New York Times Op-Docs

The New York Times Op-Docs is the world’s premiere short documentary series, having published more than 250 short, interactive and virtual reality documentaries by independent filmmakers. Each film is produced with wide creative latitude by both renowned and emerging filmmakers, and premieres across Times online platforms. The goal of each Op-Doc is to use a creative visual approach to present a truly unique story, character, argument or point of view — and to start a conversation among our global audience.


– Affective Geography
dir. Mari Moraga | prod. Marilia Garske | Súbita
– Have a Nice Day
dir Tali Yankelevich | prod. Marco Del Fiol and Minon Pinho | Casa Redonda – Elo Company
– Men’s School
dir. Sara Stopazzolli | prod. Leda Stopazzolli | Mera Semelhança Producões
– Turn On the Lights
dir. Paula Sacchetta and Renan Flumian | prod. Diana Almeida | Lacuna Filmes
– World of Walls
dir. João Wainer and Katia Lund | prod. Marcia Vinci, Margarida Ribeiro and Gil Ribeiro | Coiote Produções Cinematograficas