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 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
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