Maro Chermayeff

Department Chair

Julie Anderson

Executive Producer, Documentaries & Development, WNET

Axel Baumann


Mira Chang


Peter Chelkowski


Micah Fink

Director, Producer

Kristian Gonzales

Editor, Colorist, Technical Consultant

Tom Hurwitz, ASC


Kirsten Johnson

Director/ Cinematographer

Mark Mandler, CAS

Production Sound

Thom Powers

Festival Director

Bob Richman


Jerry Risius


Amy Schewel

Producer & Archival Researcher

Erik Spink


JT Takagi

Sound Recordist

Rose Vincelli Gustine

Director of Operations

Select Guest Lecturers

Nancy Abraham

Vice President, HBO Documentary

Abigail Disney

CEO and President, Fork Films

Tamara Gould

Senior Vice President, ITVS

Judith Helfand

Co-Founder, Chicken & Egg Pictures

Beth Hoppe

Chief Programming Executive, PBS

Michael Kantor

Executive Producer of American Masters, PBS

Simon Kilmurry

Executive Director, International Documentary Association

Susan Lacy

Series Creator, American Masters, PBS

Eliza Licht

VP of Content Strategy & Engagement, POV

Sheila Nevins

President, HBO Documentary Films

Jose Rodriguez

Director, Documentary Programs, Tribeca Film Institute

Molly Thompson

Senior Vice President, A&E IndieFilms

Natalia Almada

Filmmaker (El General)

Michael Apted

Filmmaker (7 Up series)

Joe Berlinger

Filmmaker (Paradise Lost)

Doug Block

Filmmaker (51 Birch Street)

Christine Choy

Filmmaker (Who Killed Vincent Chin?)

Marshall Curry

Filmmaker (If A Tree Falls)

Jason DaSilva

Filmmaker (When I Walk)

Susan Froemke

Filmmaker (Escape Fire)

Alex Gibney

Filmmaker (Taxi to the Dark Side)

Sam Green

Filmmaker (Utopia in Four Movements)

Lauren Greenfield

Filmmaker (The Queen of Versailles)

Zachary Heinzerling

Filmmaker (Cutie and the Boxer)

Ellen Kuras, ASC

Filmmaker, Cinematographer ("The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)")

Darius Clark Monroe

Filmmaker (Evolution of a Criminal)

Ross McElwee

Filmmaker ("Sherman's March")

Muffie Meyer

Filmmaker (Grey Gardens)

Brett Morgen

Filmmaker ("Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck")

Michel Negroponte

Filmmaker (Jupiter’s Wife)

Marcel Ophuls

Filmmaker (The Sorrow and the Pity)

DA Pennebaker

Filmmaker (Don’t Look Back)

Yoruba Richen

Filmmaker (The New Black)

Jay Rosenblatt

Filmmaker (I Used to Be a Filmmaker)

Bernardo Ruiz

Filmmaker (Reportero)

Kazuhiro Sôda

Filmmaker (Campaign)

Ondi Timoner

Filmmaker (We Live In Public)

Pamela Yates

Filmmaker (Granito)

Jeremiah Zagar

Filmmaker (In A Dream)

Caveh Zahedi

Filmmaker (The Sheikh and I)


Maro Chermayeff

Department Chair

Joseph V. Eisenstein

Video & Production Equipment Manager

Kristian Gonzales

Editor, Colorist, Technical Consultant

Rose Vincelli Gustine

Director of Operations

Timothy Doyle

Assistant to the Chair

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7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced
August 31, 2017

7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced

Join us to celebrate GROUP 7, the class of 2017 with our annual Thesis Showcase.  Here we screen each graduate’s work-in-progress thesis films. They inspire and amaze us. We hope you feel the same!
Screenings are Sept. 22-23 at the SVA Theatre, and are free & open to the public. Read More
SocDoc Alum David Osit Earns Three Emmy Noms!
August 08, 2017

SocDoc Alum David Osit Earns Three Emmy Noms!

A big shout-out to our own David Osit (class of 2011) for his News and Documentary Emmy Awards nominations for his film Thank You For Playing: Best Documentary, Outstanding Editing: Documentary, and Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary. The film is directed and produced by David Osit and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, and David also served as the film's editor, cinematographer, and composer. Read More
Toronto Film Festival, IFP Week & PBS "POV" Include SocDoc Titles
August 02, 2017

Toronto Film Festival, IFP Week & PBS "POV" Include SocDoc Titles

It is just the middle of summer and our steadfast SocDoc alumni and faculty are covering themselves in glory! Like iridescent pearls, they are picking up the light from industry, networks and festivals alike and sending it back out into the world.&nb Read More
Spring Festivals and Awards Roundup
April 13, 2017

Spring Festivals and Awards Roundup

Tis the season to celebrate documentary filmmaking and SocDocers are certainly joining the fun.  From Hot Docs in Canada to Monclair Film Festival in our own backyard and doc labs around the world, we’re thrilled to have such a strong show Read More