Last month, whilst in Miami, I sat down with MIFF's Documentary Programmer, Thom Powers to discuss his role at the festival as well as the state of documentary filmmaking, in general: See VIDEO.
Powers is the documentary programmer of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Miami International Film Festival (MIFF). He is also the Artistic Director of the Montclair Film Festival.
At TIFF, Powers has presented works by directors such as Werner Herzog, Jonathan Demme, David Guggenheim and Kevin Rafferty, and others. He is also the founder and artistic director of the Stranger Than Fiction documentary series at the IFC Center, in NYC.