12th Annual Documentary Film Festival

Two evenings of original documentary shorts

Tuesday, May 22and Wednesday, May 23at 7:00 p.m.

The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011


The Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media Studiesis proud to present its twelfth annual festival of original short films made by students in the class of 2018.

Each work is the result of a year of intensive study in documentary cinema — production, history and theory — by students from around the world, including Zimbabwe, Iran, India, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Lebanon, Scotland and the U.S. Hosted by Deanna Kamiel, director of the Doc Studies program at The New School.

Screenings will be followed by a faculty-led Q & A with the filmmakers. Admission is free and open to the public.

A reception takes place after the Tuesday night screening.




Moderator: Deanna Kamiel        

Unveil, directed by Joy Ernanny

Passage of Silt and Shell, directed by James Macdonald

Work, directed by Gamar Markarian

Arnold: A Portrait from the Zone, directed by Mona Lisa García Stagg

Bar and Girl, directed by Ragini Nath


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Moderator, Deirdre Boyle

Mother Tongue, directed by Kaylin Webster

Thank You for Shopping Here, directed by Setare Gholipour

End Games for Lovers, directed by Jamie Lee Mohr

Civic Gothic Library, directed by Isaias Morales

No Convenient Season, directed by Jodie Trzaska

Joburg to Bed-Stuy, directed by Tadiwa Kambarami


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Stay updated and spread the word on social media with our Facebook event and festival website.

Sponsored by the Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies and the School of Media Studies.

For information about the Doc Studies program, please contact Deanna Kamiel, program director, at kamield@newschool.edu.

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