Celebrating its sixth year, the Art of the Real festival offered a survey of the most vital and innovative voices in nonfiction and hybrid filmmaking. This edition featured yet another vibrant slate of brilliant new works by internationally acclaimed filmmakers and impressive, award-winning debuts from around the world, plus a retrospective of Japanese experimental filmmaker Toshio Matsumoto’s nonfiction work and a tribute to the late Lebanese filmmaker Jocelyne Saab.

A selection of filmmakers joined Film at Lincoln Center to present their new work, including Sarah J. Christman (Swarm Season), Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė (Acid Forest), Lei Lei (Breathless Animals), Tamer Hassan and Armand Yervant Tufenkian (Accession), Kavich Neang (Last Night I Saw You Smiling), and more. Check out the photo gallery above and Frank Beauvais’s Opening Night Q&A for Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream below.