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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Application Info Session Jan 22
January 11, 2018

Application Info Session Jan 22

SocDoc is hosting an online info session ahead of our application deadline. Drop in to this online info session anytime from 3-6pm EST to have your questions answered – whether you have a query about the application process, or want more details on the program and department itself. Read More
Masterclass with Frederick Wiseman
January 11, 2018

Masterclass with Frederick Wiseman

We are thrilled to announce that we are hosting one of America’s best known documentary filmmakers, Frederick Wiseman, to give a masterclass for SVA students following the recent release of his 41st documentary Ex Libris – The New Yor Read More
Prospective Students: Attend Spring Process & Style Screenings
December 20, 2017

Prospective Students: Attend Spring Process & Style Screenings

If you're considering 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
NEW! Two-Day Documentary Intensives
December 06, 2017

NEW! Two-Day Documentary Intensives

We are excited to announce that new this year, SocDoc is expanding our class offerings to include a couple of weekend-long workshops as well as a two-week summer session. These classes are all open to the public.

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