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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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
Fall 2020 Info Sessions
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Fall 2020 Info Sessions

Ready to incite change and amplify the compelling stories you find in the world? Our graduate documentary film program sharpens your artistic voice. Read More
SocDoc Faculty Films Airing Now!
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SocDoc Faculty Films Airing Now!

SVA MFA Documentary Faculty prides itself on the fact that our entire faculty are working filmmakers. And, they are busy! Here’s a rundown of just some of our faculty’s recent films. Click the links to watch the films & find out more! Read More
9th Annual Thesis Showcase Films
September 24, 2019

9th Annual Thesis Showcase Films

Celebrate the graduates of School of VISUAL ARTS MFA Social Documentary Film with the 9th Annual Thesis Showcase. We are proud to celebrate GROUP 9, the class of 2019! Here we share their work-in-progress thesis films, which inspire and a Read More