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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7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced
August 31, 2017

7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced

Join us to celebrate GROUP 7, the class of 2017 with our annual Thesis Showcase.  Here we screen each graduate’s work-in-progress thesis films. They inspire and amaze us. We hope you feel the same!
 
Screenings are Sept. 22-23 at the SVA Theatre, and are free & open to the public. Read More
SocDoc Alum David Osit Earns Three Emmy Noms!
August 08, 2017

SocDoc Alum David Osit Earns Three Emmy Noms!

A big shout-out to our own David Osit (class of 2011) for his News and Documentary Emmy Awards nominations for his film Thank You For Playing: Best Documentary, Outstanding Editing: Documentary, and Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary. The film is directed and produced by David Osit and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, and David also served as the film's editor, cinematographer, and composer. Read More
Toronto Film Festival, IFP Week & PBS "POV" Include SocDoc Titles
August 02, 2017

Toronto Film Festival, IFP Week & PBS "POV" Include SocDoc Titles

It is just the middle of summer and our steadfast SocDoc alumni and faculty are covering themselves in glory! Like iridescent pearls, they are picking up the light from industry, networks and festivals alike and sending it back out into the world.&nb Read More
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