SocDoc 6th annual thesis
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Explore the world through nonfiction filmmaking.
MFA Social Documentary Film at SVA gives you the skills you need
to tell compelling stories and build a career in a thriving industry.

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SocDoc at Tribeca Film Festival
March 21, 2017

SocDoc at Tribeca Film Festival

We are thrilled to find some of our alumni and faculty's new films at Tribeca Film Festival this year!

ACORN and the Firestorm written, directed and produced by faculty, Sam Pollard, along with Reuben Atlas.

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, directed by David France; Sarah Wainio (alumnus) joined the crew as associate producer.  

I Am Evidence, directed by Trish Adlesic, Geeta Gandbhir and with directing faculty Richard Hankin as supervising editor

Intent to Destroy, directed by Joe Berlinger, with cinematography by Bob Richman (camera faculty)

No Man's Land, directed by David Byars and edited and produced by alumnus David Osit, who also scored the film. The film's assistant editor is Raul Santos, another SocDoc alumnus.

Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History - this new series for CNN is Executive Produced by Department chair Maro Chermayeff and her company Show of Force

Hilda, a short directed by Kiira Benzing and edited by Olga Lvoff (alumnus)

We'll be out in force for screenings and events - see you there!
(pictured: No Man's Land)

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Prospective Students: Attend SocDoc Process & Style Screenings
March 17, 2017

Prospective Students: Attend SocDoc Process & Style Screenings

If you're interested in joining SVA's MFA Social Documentary Film program, we encourage you to come by for a tour of the department, and to sit in on our weekly screening series that comprise our Process & Style class on Thursday evenings. Read More
Resist & Record: You're Invited
March 16, 2017

Resist & Record: You're Invited

Talk of resistance and protest has ignited in a new way in recent months, and in my role as an advocate and advisor for filmmakers, I have felt the need to create a platform for our student’s voices to be heard. Over coffee one morning, my fellow SocDoc faculty Deborah Dickson, Micah Fink and I decided we had to take this opportunity to activate our department. Not to require action - but to inspire it. Read More
SocDoc-ers Win Support from Chicken & Egg and Impact Partners.
March 16, 2017

SocDoc-ers Win Support from Chicken & Egg and Impact Partners.

We could not be more proud of current thesis student, Chelsi Bullard (class of 2017), for being selected as one of Chicken and Egg Accelerator Lab& Read More