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America's largest documentary film festival
LocationManhattan, New York City

Doc NYC (stylized as DOC NYC) is an annual documentary film festival in New York City. Co-founded by Thom Powers and Raphaela Neihausen, the festival is the country's largest documentary film festival with over 300 films and events and 200 special guests. The festival takes place over eight days in November at the West Village's IFC Center and Chelsea's Cinépolis and SVA Theater.[1][2][3][4]

Between 2014–2017, 14 Doc NYC titles were included on the Oscar Short List, including all the winners and more than half of the nominees. Doc NYC is also an Academy-qualifying festival for short films. Doc NYC's winning short will qualify for consideration in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Annual Academy Awards without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

In 2015, presidential nominee candidate Hillary Clinton appeared at the festival's closing night presentation of Makers: Once and For All (2015), a film about the Fourth World Conference on Women, which includes an interview with Clinton.[5]


  1. ^ "Locations". Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  2. ^ Casavant, Mary Anderson. "AN INTERVIEW WITH DOC NYC CREATIVE DIRECTOR, THOM POWERS - Filmmaker Magazine". Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  3. ^ "About". Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Playing at DOC NYC". Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  5. ^ Buder, Emily. "Hillary Clinton Fights for Women's Rights 'Once and For All' - IndieWire". Retrieved 23 May 2017.