About the Festival
The DOC NOW documentary media festival celebrates the work of graduating students from Ryerson's Documentary Media Master of Fine Arts program. With 30 documentary works in film, new media, photography, and installation, this year’s edition of DOC NOW brings audiences a rich variety of works ranging from; a film exploring how musicians in Rio de Janeiro are responding to the favela pacification program, an interactive video installation that looks at gender through the eyes of transgender people, to a photographic exhibition chronicling the life of a young man seeking an authentic connection with nature through a re-examination of self-identity, land, and aboriginal spirituality.
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 critical approaches. A unique facet of this program is its cross-disciplinary structure in which students produce work in film, new media, photography, installation, or combinations of the above.
All screenings and exhibitions are FREE and open to the public.