87 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10013



Founded in 1972, DCTV has grown into one of the leading documentary production and film education centers in the country. A community of and for documentary filmmakers located in a landmark firehouse in NYC’s Chinatown, DCTV is a unique space where community screenings and discussions, youth media and continuing education programs, and affordable production resources all exist side by side with award-winning documentary work. DCTV’s film and television productions have been recognized with sixteen Emmy Awards, four duPont-Columbia Awards, two Academy Award Nominations, a Peabody Award, six New York Emmy Awards, and accolades at film festivals and competitions around the world. DCTV is currently under construction on a cinema dedicated to nonfiction programming.

DCTV Presents is DCTV’s signature screening and event series that champions groundbreaking nonfiction film. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes and panel discussions led by renowned innovators in the industry, this series offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art.