Basil Tsiokos is a Documentary Programming Associate for the Sundance Film Festival, Senior Programmer for DOC NYC, Film Program Director for the Nantucket Film Festival, and a Consultant for filmmakers & film festivals. Between 1996-2008, he was the Artistic & Executive Director of NewFest: The NY LGBT Film Festival. Basil 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. He 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. Basil is the Co-Producer of Cameron Yates’ feature documentary THE CANAL STREET MADAM (World Premiere, SXSW 2010). He holds a Masters degree from New York University in Cinema Studies and completed his undergraduate work at Stanford University.