Brand New Doc Fest Coming to NYC

Toronto International Film Festival doc programmer Thom Powers, IFC Center’s John Vanco and Raphaela Neihausen, the new event’s executive director, have unveiled DOC NYC, the first documentary film festival of it’s [sic] kind in the city since filmmaker Gary Pollard’s Docfest effectively closed its doors nearly a decade ago. The trio already work together on New York City’s ongoing “Stranger Than Fiction” film series for new docs.

It's hard to believe that New York has gone without a doc-oriented festival for this long but it's good to see a new festival from major players opening rather than shutting down. Good news for aspiring non-fiction filmmakers.