Michael Epstein


Michael Epstein, Filmmaker

Classes taught:
Visionary Journalism: Script, Text and Treatment I

Michael Epstein is an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker whose work has been awarded two George Foster Peabody awards, two Primetime Emmy awards, a Writers Guild Award, a Clio, as well as numerous other distinctions. His films have screened in dozens of international film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival, The Berlinale, The Toronto International Film Festival, and and the New York Film Festival.  He is also a successful digital and commercial director. He has taught documentary journalism at the SVA MFA program in Social Documentary since its founding.

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Spring Festivals!
April 04, 2019

Spring Festivals!

Festival season is ramping up and our prolific SocDoc alum are screening at major festivals across North America. Here’s a rundown of where SocDocers and their films are at over the next few months:  Read More
2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship
March 29, 2019

2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship

Graduates of SVA’s MFA Documentary program (Groups 1 through 8) are invited to apply for the second annual SocDoc Summer Editing Fellowship with their documentary features in post-production.

Acknowledging that emerging documenta Read More
March Weekend Camera & Sound Workshops
February 12, 2019

March Weekend Camera & Sound Workshops

We've got two weekend workshops coming up in March to help you brush up on your camera & sound skills. Read More