NeXt Doc is a four 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.  We are excited to announce that award-winning documentary filmmakers Samuel D. Pollard (4 Little Girls, When The Levees Broke, Slavery By Another Name), Iva Radivojevic (Evaporating Borders) and Caitlin McNally (Director/Producer PBS Frontline) will be presenting workshops and screening their films at this inaugural program.

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. Working with Pollard, Radivojevic and McNally, as well as NeXt Docs filmmakers and educators, participants will learn about and gain hands-on experience in story development, cinematography, editing, interview skills as well as have an opportunity to screen and gain feedback on current work they have been developing. 

Our aim is to gather a diverse community of youth filmmakers at The Carey Institute's beautiful 100-acre campus in upstate New York and provide an inspiring four days of learning, sharing and creating.   Youth FX is committed to amplifying the voices of people of color through digital filmmaking and storytelling and we especially encourage filmmakers of color and women to apply.

Award-Winning NeXt Doc Presenting Filmmakers

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, Schedule & Location

Thanks to the Carey Institute's generous in-kind donation of lodging, workshop spaces and meals we are able to ensure that this program is accessible to all filmmakers who are eligible to apply no matter their financial status.  This is an important element of NextDoc which aims to create space for filmmakers from communities that have historically not had access to film programs and development of documentary filmmaking skills.