About the Festival
The DOC NOW Festival celebrates the work of established and emerging documentary practitioners from Ryerson University’s Master of Fine Arts program in Documentary Media. With 23 works in film, new media, photography and installation, this year’s edition of DOC NOW examines a wide range of subjects–from the nostalgic places and memories of exiled Iranians living in Canada, to a daughter’s exploration of the silence surrounding her father’s death due to AIDS, to an intimate portrait of an artist dealing with vision loss. It transports audiences to locations near and far, from Tahrir Square in Egypt to Lake Ontario, our own proverbial backyard. This collection of work engages discussion surrounding the current state of the documentary form, contributing to Canada’s longstanding history and leading role in the genre.
Established in 2007, Ryerson’s Documentary Media program is the only MFA degree program in Canada dedicated to developing tomorrow’s documentary filmmakers and visual artists. The program contributes to Canada’s world-renowned reputation for excellence in documentary by nurturing new talent and fostering innovative critical approaches.
All screenings and exhibitions are free and open to the public.
DOC NOW WOULD LIKE TO GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS: