Celebrating its fifth year, the Art of the Real festival offers a survey of the most vital and innovative voices in nonfiction and hybrid filmmaking. The 2018 lineup features a host of brilliant new works by internationally acclaimed filmmakers such as Corneliu Porumboiu, Sergei Loznitsa, Irene Lusztig, Karim Aïnouz, Kazuhiro Soda, and Jumana Manna, along with a vibrant slate of impressive, award-winning debuts from around the world. This year also includes a series of “Artist Spotlights,” four presentations and career-spanning conversations with visual artists whose work resonates with nonfiction filmmaking: Hiwa K, Amar Kanwar, Steffani Jemison, and Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme. Art of the Real is documentary redefined.

Organized by Dennis Lim and Rachael Rakes.

Presented with support from MUBI.

UniFrance; German Films; Mara Polgovsky; Michel Lipkes; Marian Goodman Gallery; the New Museum; UnionDocs Documentary Arts Center; NYLO