40 UNDER 40 – CLASS OF 2022

40 Under 40 celebrates emerging talent in the documentary world, including directors, producers, cinematographers, and editors. This program is co-presented by HBO Documentary Films.

For its fifth year, the 40 Under 40 list shines a spotlight on emerging documentary talent. Past honorees who are returning to the festival with new works in 2022 include filmmakers Isabel Castro (Mija), Sara Dosa (Fire of Love), Rebeca Huntt (Beba), Reid Davenport (I Didn’t See You There), Alan Hicks (My Sister Liv), and Maxim Pozdorovkin (The Conspiracy); producers Joe Bender (The Conspiracy), Tabs Breese (Mija), Shane Boris (Fire of Love and Navalny), and Rob Hatch-Miller (The Elephant 6 Recording Co.); executive producer Lauren Haber (Aftershock, Mija and The Return of Tanya Tucker – Featuring Brandi Carlile); editor Erin Casper (Fire of Love) and supervising sound editor Zach Selvers (The End of the World). 

The 40 Under 40 selection process begins with an open call for applications from filmmakers based in the U.S. and Canada. The final list of honorees was chosen by a selection committee that included DOC NYC staff, industry decision-makers and program alumni. In addition to directors, the list encompasses talent working in producing, editing, cinematography, and other creative roles. The 2022 class was honored during the November festival at a private cocktail reception.

Class of 2022: