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Stowe Story Labs Partners with Tribeca Film Institute to Offer First Annual "DocDay"

David Rocchio

Stowe Story Labs is pleased to open registration for its First Annual ‘DocDay’, to be held September 14, 2016, in Stowe, Vermont.

DocDay will be an all-day exploration of how to build a documentary, from idea to exhibition.

The program will be run by Jose Rodriguez, Director of Documentary Programming at the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), a non-profit arts organization that champions storytellers to be catalysts for change in their communities and around the world.

Doc Day will include industry mentors such as award- winning UK documentarian James Rogan (WELCOME TO MAYFAIR, MONTY PYTHON: THE MEANING OF LIVE); UK-based Creative Producer Alex Boden (PULP) and Academy Award®- Nominated Producer and Vice President, Artistic Programs, at TFI Amy Hobby (WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?).

“At TFI, we’re passionate about working with the next generation of filmmakers – whatever their age – and providing them with the professional guidance and support they need to help advance their careers,” said Rodriguez. “I feel honored to be participating in Stowe Story Lab's First Annual SSL 'DocDay’ and look forward to meeting and engaging with this year’s participants.”

In the morning participants will hear insights on how to create a documentary film; discover and secure grants; and showcase ideas to potential investors, including TFI. The afternoon will be dedicated to group round table discussions with industry mentors, creating an opportunity to gain individual insights and development tips aimed at participants’ own work. DocDay will conclude with the screening of a documentary film with a Q&A by the TFI and with the filmmaker led by Rodriguez.

The day-long event will take place on the heels of the Stowe Story Labs Narrative Workshop, September 10 – 13. Fall Stowe Story Lab participants are invited to attend the morning Doc Day program for no additional charge. The full day program will cost $295 and will be limited to forty participants.

Registration for Doc Day is open and people can register here. You can learn more about the program here.

“We have wanted to provide programming for documentarians since Stowe Story Labs began in 2013,” said Stowe Story Labs Founder and President David Rocchio. “Partnering with the Tribeca Film Institute provides us with a meaningful way into the world of building documentaries. We are excited to launch this program and expect terrific works to flow from it,” he said.

Stowe Story Labs is a non-profit dedicated to helping emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers get work made and seen.

Tribeca Film Institute champions storytellers to be catalysts for change in their communities and around the world. Each year, we identify a diverse group of exceptional filmmakers and media artists and empower them with funding and resources to fully realize their stories and connect with audiences. Further, our education programs empower students through hands-on training and exposure to socially relevant films, offering young people the media skills necessary to be creative and productive global citizens. We are a year-round nonprofit organization founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in the wake of September 11, 2001.