For documentary connoisseurs, DokuFest, now in its 18th year, offers a uniquely enviable competition slate of nonfiction. The bounty of over 100 documentaries as well as shorts and experimental subjects resenting over 40 countries are meticulously curated into programs including: human rights docs, green docs, Balkan-focused docs, and docs of international interest. Other specialty curations include the festival’s “View From the World” strand and its “Truth” strand: these are multidisciplinary mood pieces coupled with outdoor exhibitions, artist talks, workshops and live music performances to create a full-sensory thematic experience. A panelist notes: “Few festivals get as much right as DokuFest does. Their programming team brings some of the best films of the year to a small town in Kosovo, where international filmmakers, industry, and locals gather to watch.” We haven’t even gotten into the late-night parties where Mykki Blanco and Princess Nokia have performed.