Faculty

Maro Chermayeff

Department Chair

Julie Anderson

Executive Producer, Documentaries & Development, WNET

Axel Baumann

Cinematographer

Mira Chang

Filmmaker

Peter Chelkowski

Cinematographer

Micah Fink

Director, Producer

Kristian Gonzales

Editor, Colorist, Technical Consultant

Tom Hurwitz, ASC

Cinematographer

Kirsten Johnson

Director/ Cinematographer

Mark Mandler, CAS

Production Sound

Thom Powers

Festival Director

Bob Richman

Cinematographer

Jerry Risius

Cinematographer

Amy Schewel

Producer & Archival Researcher

Erik Spink

Filmmaker

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)

Staff

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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DOC NYC Shows 13 SocDoc Films
October 24, 2017

DOC NYC Shows 13 SocDoc Films

Fall is upon us and that means DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, is right around the corner.  SVA SocDoc is thrilled to announce a full lineup of alumni and faculty films and panels. Read More
Info Sessions: Nov. 20 (online) & Dec. 2 (NYC)
October 20, 2017

Info Sessions: Nov. 20 (online) & Dec. 2 (NYC)

Are you interested in combining social activism and creativity? Passionate about storytelling? The Read More
Prospective Students: Attend Fall Process & Style Screenings
September 28, 2017

Prospective Students: Attend Fall 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
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