Ann Collins

Editor

Ann Collins, Editor

Classes taught:
Editing I , Editing II

Ann Collins is a New York based documentary film editor. She was nominated for an American Cinema Editor’s Eddie award for her work on Griffin Dunne’s JOAN DIDION: THE CENTER WILL NOT HOLD which premiered at the 2017 New York Film Festival. Prior to that, she co-produced and edited SWIM TEAM, an independent documentary directed by Lara Stolman which has won numerous awards and premiered PBS’s "P.O.V." series in Fall 2017.
 
Ann’s career began more than twenty-five years ago when she edited Gini Reticker’s independent documentary, THE HEART OF THE MATTER, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, winning the Freedom of Expression Award. Her credits include the documentaries BELLY TALKERS; THE CHARCOAL PEOPLE; and SOUND AND FURY; all of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival before receiving theatrical and television distribution. SOUND AND FURY was nominated for an Academy Award.
 
For television, she edited FRONTLINE: MERCHANTS OF COOL and PORGY & BESS: AN AMERICAN VOICE as well as productions for Martha Stewart, MTV, Lifetime, CBS and PBS.
 
She has worked extensively as a story consultant and consulting editor on numerous independent documentaries. She has been a judge at the Newport Film Festival and the Woodstock Film Festival and has spoken about editing on panels for Manhattan Edit Workshop and Women Make Movies.
 
She graduated cum laude from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, receiving a BFA in film and television, and holds an MFA in Art Writing from the School of Visual Arts. This year she edited the independent documentaries CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES MAKES D-MAN IN THE WATERS and MS. DIAGNOSED. She is also currently working on a documentary series for Netflix, and is a regular contributor to The Brooklyn Rail.

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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