The day is curated and hosted by:
Artistic Director, DOC NYC & Documentary Programmer TIFF
Host of Pure Nonfiction podcast
Thom Powers is a mainstay of the documentary community. He has been the documentary programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival since 2006 and created the TIFF Doc Conference. He is the founding Artistic Director of DOC NYC, the largest documentary festival in the U.S and he hosts the podcasts Pure Nonfiction and WNYC’s Documentary of the Week. He previously spent a decade directing documentaries for HBO, PBS and other outlets and he now teaches in the MFA Social Documentary program at the School of Visual Arts.