NCTV is accepting applications for a six part, two and a half hour workshop in documentary production taught by veteran filmmaker Larry Hott of Florentine Films/Hott Productions. The course will be LIMITED TO SIX FILMMAKERS. THE COURSE IS FREE.

The application deadline is December 30, 2017 at 6:00pm EST. Class members will be announced Monday, January 8, 2018. The classes will be held from 6:30-9:00 pm at NCTV Studios on January 30, February 20, March 13, April 3, April 24, and May 15 in 2018.

Participants will produce a short documentary under Larry Hott’s supervision, using the equipment and facilities of NCTV. The workshop includes screening and critiquing a diverse variety of documentary work for style, content, point-of- view, and production values. Funding, producing, directing, editing, copyright, archives, rights, research methods, budgets, story structure, interviewing, music, distribution, and how to position a project for broadcast or foreign sales, will be covered in the class. NCTV personnel will be available for help with equipment and editing. Participants will come away with an understanding of how professional documentaries are produced, broadcast and distributed.

As this is an intensive undertaking, we are seeking applicants with the following criteria:
1. Strong interest in completing a short video production
2. Ability to commit to all sessions.
3. A clear project idea to be developed during this master class.

If you have supplemental materials to support your application, please send them via email to