NeXt Doc 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017 - Friday, June 9, 2017

NeXt Doc  is a five-day intensive presented by The Carey Institute for Global Good and Youth FX that will bring together emerging documentary storytellers from diverse backgrounds across the country with award-winning documentary filmmakers to learn, share, and build their skills. 

Documentary filmmakers wear many hats; producer, director, cinematographer and editor, not to mention often working alone and with limited resources.  From concept, filming and editing, to marketing and distribution, NeXt Doc provides an intensive look into the world of documentary film from the perspective of professional producer-directors.

NeXt Doc 2017 will gather a dynamic community of emerging documentary filmmakers aged 18-24 at The Carey Institute's beautiful 100-acre campus in upstate New York and provide an inspiring five days of learning, sharing and creating.  Youth FX is committed to amplifying the voices of people of color through digital filmmaking and storytelling. We especially encourage women and filmmakers of color to apply.

2017 Award-Winning NeXt Doc Presenting Filmmakers 

We are excited to announce our presenting filmmakers for the 2017 NeXt Doc Program: Sam Pollard, Sabaah Folayan and Sonia Kennebeck.  Each of our presenting filmmakers will be offering a master class session and screening their latest films followed by an exclusive Q & A for NeXt Doc participants.  We will be announcing several additional speakers and workshops in the coming weeks and months!

NeXt Doc Teaching Filmmakers and Organizing Team

NeXt Doc will be led by filmmakers and educators: Bhawin Suchak, program director, Youth FX, Darian Henry, program assistant, Youth FX, Veronica Medina, collaborating filmmaker, Youth FX and Rebecca Platel, programming assistant, Carey Institute for Global Good.


NeXt Doc Cost, Date & Location

NeXt Doc will offer 15 spots to youth filmmakers, ages 18 to 24 years old. It is FREE to apply. Thanks to The Carey Institute's generous in-kind donation, selected participants will be granted full room and board for the duration of the program as well as meals and access to the Carey Institute’s theater, workshop space and editing suite.  This is an important element of NeXt Doc which aims to create space for filmmakers from communities that have historically not had access to film programs and development of documentary filmmaking skills.  APPLICATION DEADLINE IS: FRIDAY APRIL 7TH

Please note that filmmakers selected to participate in 2017 NeXt Doc, will be responsible for covering travel costs to and from The Carey Institute campus.


Monday, June 5, 2017 - Friday, June 9, 2017


The Carey Institute for Global Good - 100 Pond Hill Rd, Rensselaerville, NY 12147