Doc Fortnight, MoMA’s annual international festival of nonfiction film, celebrates its 15th year with 10 days of important new discoveries in documentary cinema. Featuring the New York premieres of recent films by first-time and established artists—many of whom will introduce their work in person—the festival offers fresh ways of seeing and understanding the world. Combining short and feature-length work, Doc Fortnight highlights the growing ambition and experimentation within the documentary field at a time when documentaries are commanding more popular and critical attention than ever.
This year’s Doc Fortnight underscores the founding principle of the festival: that cross-fertilization among experimental, fiction, and nonfiction films enriches our understanding of the increasingly complex world in which we live.
Organized by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, and David Neary, Doc Fortnight Festival Liaison, Department of Film, MoMA. The selection committee is Yto Barrada, artist; Toby Lee, Associate Professor of Cinema Studies, New York University; and Sally Berger.