NeXt Doc Program Team

Started in 2016 by Bhawin Suchak and Darian Henry who are also co-founders of Youth FX, NeXt Doc is a week-long fellowship program that is a partnership of Youth FX and the Logan Non-Fiction program at the Carey Institute for Global Good.  The program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for young documentary filmmakers, an intensive, residential experience, designed to bolster their capacity to succeed professionally and creatively at the beginning stage of their career. Our organizing team has a strong commitment to diversifying the documentary field and amplifying the voices of young filmmakers from marginalized communities. 

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Youth FX is an intensive hands-on program, based in the City of Albany, that is designed to empower young people by teaching them the technical and creative aspects of digital film making and offering a thorough overview of the production process.  Our primary mission is to work with a diverse groups of young people from communities that have been historically under-served and in need ofopportunities for training and engagement in emerging media technologies. Youth FX develops leadership, creativity, and critical thinking, through the collaborative process of digital filmmaking and media production.



The Carey Institute for Global Good believes that an informed, educated and engaged citizenry is essential to the functioning of democratic society. The Logan Nonfiction Program at the Carey Institute supports this belief by advancing deeply reported, longform nonfiction about the most pressing issues of the day and then helping to disseminate it on a variety of media platforms to the widest possible audience.  The Logan Nonfiction Program seeks to address the public’s need for longform nonfiction to inform the policy debate essential to democracy. No such program in the United States supports only nonfiction reporters, writers and documentarians working on such important social, political, health, environmental, human rights and justice topics.


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The Carey Institute for Global Good is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2012 by Wm. P. Carey and is dedicated to making the world better by contributing to a strong, educated and just society. Through its programs, the Institute strives to bring together innovative and dynamic people from around the world to seek creative solutions to the most pressing challenges of the day.