Penelope Falk


Penelope Falk, Editor


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Thesis: Editing

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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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' Read More
Camera, Sound & Budgeting Winter Weekend Workshops
January 15, 2020

Camera, Sound & Budgeting Winter Weekend Workshops

Interested in improving your documentary skills? Here are five workshops which can give you a whole range of skills to explore the wonderland of documentary. Whatever your professional background, these small classes will provide targeted and hands-o Read More
Sundance 2020: Alumni films at the festival!
January 14, 2020

Sundance 2020: Alumni films at the festival!

The SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2020 has announced their line up, which includes seven SocDoc titles!

In the US Documentary Competition, three of the sixteen selected features have SocDoc Alumni and Faculty on crew:
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DOC NYC 2019 - SocDoc in Abundance!
October 21, 2019

DOC NYC 2019 - SocDoc in Abundance!

We are thrilled to see so many SocDoc filmmakers a part of this year’s DOC NYC line-up! DOC NYC, America's largeset documentary festival, is entering it's tenth year, November 6-15, 2019. We are proud long-time supporters of the festiva Read More