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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10th Annual SocDoc Thesis Showcase April 1-4, 2021
March 22, 2021

10th Annual SocDoc Thesis Showcase April 1-4, 2021

Join Us to Celebrate the Films of SVA's MFA Social Documentary Film  Class of 2020 Celebrating SocDoc's tenth class of graduates, Showcase Screenings will take place entirely online April 1-4, and are available worldw Read More
SocDoc at DOC NYC 2020
October 16, 2020

SocDoc at DOC NYC 2020

SocDoc has a strong showing with several films from our clever faculty and alumni, as well as our annual student showcase. Read More
Alumni New Films News Round-Up
October 15, 2020

Alumni New Films News Round-Up

A lot of our smart & talented alumni are out in the world with their films at pitch markets, festivals, and streaming - take a look! Read More

SocDoc at SXSW Festival 2020
February 13, 2020

SocDoc at SXSW Festival 2020

    Winter is nearly behind us which means its time to kick off the 2020 festival season!  SocDoc has a strong showing at South By Southwest this year. So if you're in Austin in March, check out these alumni-directed films Read More