Beth Levison

Filmmaker

Beth Levison, Filmmaker

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Beth Levison is an Emmy and Peabody-winning producer/director based in NYC. Her most recent producing effort, Made in Boise, premiered at the 2019 AFI DOCS film festival and will be broadcast in PBS' "Independent Lens" 2019/2020 season. Prior to that, Levison produced 32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide, about director Hope Litoff’s efforts to come to terms with the mental illness and suicide of her sister; it premiered at Hot Docs and was broadcast on HBO (2017). Levison’s additional independent producing credits include Personal Statement (2018), a feature-length documentary about three high school seniors who fill the college guidance gap in their under-resourced schools, and The Trials of Spring (2015), a cross-media project including a feature-length documentary and six shorts about women human rights activists in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Bahrain and Yemen. Her documentary directorial debut Lemon (2011) about Brooklyn-born poet and performer Lemon Andersen was shown at some 40 festivals around the world, selected by the State Department’s American Film Showcase, and broadcast on PBS. Levison is the founder of Hazel Pictures, a co-founder of the Documentary Producers Alliance (DPA), and as of 2019, 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