Micah Fink

Director, Producer

Micah Fink, Director, Producer

Classes taught:
Intro to Visionary Journalism

Micah is an award-winning producer and director specializing in international affairs, human rights, public health, and the environment. Recent projects include directing and producing "Beyond Borders", a feature documentary about undocumented Mexican-American families in the US and co-executive producing Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. He learned the ropes of documentary production working on investigative documentaries for Frontline, as a field producer for ABC News Dupont Award winning series "Hopkins 24/7", and as a coordinating producer on the PBS International Affairs series Wide Angle. Over the last fifteen years, he has worked on dozens of films for clients including The Climate Reality Project, CNN, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Wild, HBO, Wide Angle, Frontline, The Teaching Channel, The Independent Production Fund, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and ABC News. He also directed and produced "The Abominable Crime," an award-winning feature film anti-gay violence in Jamaica that continues to be shown at film festivals around the world. Micah's work has been recognized with three Emmy nominations, two Cine Golden Eagle Awards, a Silver Screen award, an International Film and Video Award, an Amnesty International Human Rights Film Award, a Japan Society Fellowship, and a Kaiser Media Health Fellowship. He holds a MS in Journalism from Columbia University and a BA in Comparative Literature from Cornell University. He is currently on the faculty at the Graduate Program in Social Documentary at the School For Visual Arts in NYC.

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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
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, and consulting editor is faculty Richard Hankin. Alumnus Sarah Rachael Wainio and student James Stuart were transcribers for the film.

Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History, a new series for CNN is Executive Produced by Department Chair Maro Chermayeff and her company Show of Force.

Shadowman, filmed by cinematography faculty Tom Hurwitz and Bob Richman

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