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. 

His feature films work include DROP TO ZERO (2018), which tells the story of the global effort to eradicate polio; BEYOND BORDERS (2016), which explored the lives of undocumented Mexican-American families in the US; THE ABOMINABLE CRIME (2013), about anti-gay violence in Jamaica, which won an Amnesty International Human Rights Award, four best-documentary film festival awards, and screened at film festivals around the world; and MANN VS. FORD (2011), about a Native American community living on a toxic waste dump and their legal battle against the Ford Motor Company.

Micah learned the ropes of documentary production as an associate producer/researcher/reporter on five investigative films for "Frontline" as well as the Emmy nominated series "Frontier House" for PBS, and as a field producer for the ABC News Dupont Award-winning series "Hopkins 24/7".  He produced his first film about HIV/AIDS and the Angolan military for the PBS International Affairs series "Wide Angle" (and went on to produce four other films in Japan, South Korea, France and Vietnam for "Wide Angle"), and has since produced documentaries for CNN, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Wild, The Teaching Channel and HBO. He also worked with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project for four years, serving as co-executive producer in 2015 and 2016, and as a live-event producer with the World Science Festival in 2019.  

His work has been recognized with three Emmy nominations, two Cine Golden Eagle Awards, a Silver Screen Award, an International Film and Video Award, Silver Telly 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.

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IDA Spotlight: SocDoc Faculty Tips for New Projects
July 26, 2019

IDA Spotlight: SocDoc Faculty Tips for New Projects

One of our best jobs here at SVA's MFA in Social Documentary Program is advising our graduate students on their film ideas, helping them make their concepts strong. The idea stage can be invigorating, but successful films happen with thoughtful planning. We surveyed our esteemed faculty for suggestions on what filmmakers should consider as they embark on a new project. Read More
Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni
May 29, 2019

Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni

A great many SocDoc alumni films are recently streaming into the comfort of your home these days - so we compiled a list to make a TV party easy for you! Check out the work our alumni are making, and tell a friend. Read More
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