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    DOC NYC artistic director Thom Powers discusses what’s behind the hashtag #savedocs. Continue reading

  • cairo drive

    Just announced at DOC NYC’s 2014 Closing Night ceremony are the festival award winners! Taking home the Grand Jury Prize for the Viewfinders Competition is Cairo Drive (pictured),  directed by Sherief Elkatsha, while Thomas Wirthensohn’s Homme Less received the Grand Jury Prize in the … Continue reading

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    Keep up to date with all DOC NYC happenings on our blog, Flickr, and YouTube channel. Recent videos include a post-screening Q&A of I Am Big Bird with Carroll Spinney as Big Bird in person, and Albert Maysles, Chris Hegedus and … Continue reading

  • Nick Broomfield

    Just added! English filmmaker Nick Broomfield, whose Tales of the Grim Sleeper screens in the Short List program, will appear in conversation during Doc-A-Thon on November 19 at noon. Broomfield will discuss how he seeks out the subjects of his true crime stories and how he’s … Continue reading


High-profile films, presented with special guests.

Special Events

Unique opportunities to encounter acclaimed and emerging documentarians.


Seven films celebrating distinct directorial visions and topics from around the world. In competition for Viewfinders jury prize and SundanceNOW … More…


Nine films highlighting diverse New York stories. In competition for Metropolis jury prize and SundanceNOW audience award.

Short List

Short List brings together ten of the year’s strongest docs to check off your list before awards season

American Perspectives

Eye-opening stories from around the country.

International Perspectives

Traveling the world through documentary.


Late-night films worth staying awake for.


Big stories in short form. In competition for jury prize.

Sonic Cinema

Films showcasing a diverse range of music.