Raphaela Neihausen is the cofounder and Executive Director of DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary film festival. She is also Executive Director of Stranger Than Fiction, a weekly series at IFC Center now in its 12th year. She co-hosts WNYC’s “Doc of the Week” and Executive Produces the podcast Pure Nonfiction. From 2011 – 2014, she launched the Montclair Film Festival, as Executive Director. Raphaela produced the award-winning and 2017 Oscar-nominated short documentary Joe’s Violin. Prior to that, she produced the feature documentary Miss GULAG (recipient of grants from the Ford Foundation and Sundance Documentary Fund) that premiered at the 2007 Berlin Film Festival and was broadcast all over the world. Raphaela speaks several languages and holds a BSFS/MA joint degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.