Raphaela Neihausen is the founder 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 its 11th year, described as “indispensable” (New York magazine) and voted “NY’s best documentary programming” (Time Out New York). She also 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 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.
For seven years prior, she worked for Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman) where she advised Fortune 100 companies on business strategy and rose to the position of senior associate. She speaks six languages and holds a BSFS/MA joint degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.