Penelope Falk

Editor

Penelope Falk, Editor


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Penelope Falk has been editing documentaries for the past 20 years. Her most recent film, RUNNING WITH BETO, premiered at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival where it won the Audience Award. Other film credits include RECOVERY BOYS (premiered on Netflix in 2018); STEP (winner of the 2017 Sundance Jury Prize for Inspirational Filmmaking, 2018 NAACP Image Award); BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS (Cannes Film Festival 2016); JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK (which won Falk an Excellence in Editing Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival), MAIDENTRIP (winner of the 2013 SXSW Audience Award); THE NEW PUBLIC (winner of the Golden Cine Award), SMILE 'TIL IT HURTS (Slamdance Film Festival), TOOTS (Tribeca Film Festival); and STAGEDOOR (debuted at the New York Film Forum), among others.  Additional broadcast credits include: MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT I DID FOR LOVE (PBS' "American Experience"), ELECTION DAY (PBS' "P.O.V."), UNFINISHED COUNTRY (PBS "Wide Angle"), and AFGHAN STORIES (the Sundance Channel), among others. Falk holds an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin.

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IDA Spotlight: SocDoc Faculty Tips for New Projects

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Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni
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2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship
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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.

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