Basil Tsiokos is a Documentary Programming Associate for the Sundance Film Festival, Senior Programmer for DOC NYC, and a Consultant for filmmakers & film festivals. He is the Co-Producer of Cameron Yates’ feature documentary THE CANAL STREET MADAM (World Premiere, SXSW Competition 2010). Between 1996-2008, Basil was the Artistic & Executive Director of NewFest: The NY LGBT Film Festival. He has served on numerous film festival juries and panels, and is a regular contributor to Indiewire, where he serves as chief curator for Iw‘s curation of Hulu’s Documentaries page. Basil is also a Visiting Instructor at Pratt, teaching a course on film festivals and overseeing the work of the student organizers of the Wallabout Film Festival. He holds a Masters degree from New York University in Cinema Studies and completed his undergraduate work at Stanford University.