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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IDA Spotlight: SocDoc Faculty Tips for New Projects
July 26, 2019

IDA Spotlight: SocDoc Faculty Tips for New Projects

One of our best jobs here at SVA's MFA in Social Documentary Program is advising our graduate students on their film ideas, helping them make their concepts strong. The idea stage can be invigorating, but successful films happen with thoughtful planning. We surveyed our esteemed faculty for suggestions on what filmmakers should consider as they embark on a new project. Read More
Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni
May 29, 2019

Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni

A great many SocDoc alumni films are recently streaming into the comfort of your home these days - so we compiled a list to make a TV party easy for you! Check out the work our alumni are making, and tell a friend. Read More
Spring Festivals!
April 04, 2019

Spring Festivals!

Festival season is ramping up and our prolific SocDoc alum are screening at major festivals across North America. Here’s a rundown of where SocDocers and their films are at over the next few months:  Read More
2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship
March 29, 2019

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.

Acknowledging that emerging documenta Read More