Richard Hankin

Filmmaker

Richard Hankin, Filmmaker


www.lookingglassfilms.net

Richard Hankin is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and editor, and the founder of Looking Glass Films. He has worked on films for theatrical distribution and for HBO, NBC, ABC, PBS, Showtime and Netflix. "16 Acres", which Hankin directed and edited, won awards at film festivals around the world, including the Best Documentary Director Award at the Harlem International Film Festival. "Home Front", which Hankin directed, produced, wrote and edited, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and was named by Time Magazine as one of the Top Ten films of the year. "Capturing the Friedmans", which Hankin co-produced and edited, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and an Emmy for Hankin’s editing. The film was nominated for an Academy Award and was honored by the International Documentary Association as one of the best documentaries of all time. Hankin won both an Emmy and an American Cinema Editors Award for his work as Supervising Editor on HBO’s "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst". He has served as a Creative Advisor for the Sundance Institute Documentary Editing and Story Lab, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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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