Spring Festivals and Awards Roundup

April 13, 2017
Spring Festivals and Awards Roundup
Tis the season to celebrate documentary filmmaking and SocDocers are certainly joining the fun.  From Hot Docs in Canada to Monclair Film Festival in our own backyard and doc labs around the world, we’re thrilled to have such a strong showing this season.  See you in the theaters!

MoMA will host with Ja’Tovia Gary (alumna) Monday, April 17th with an excerpt from her forth coming feature, The Evidence of Things Not Seen (pictured above) and a first look at her short, Giverny I (Negresse Imperiale).  
Three films featuring the work of SocDocers will be at this year’s Hot Doc’s in Toronto (April 27- May 7, 2017):  Beth Levison (producing faculty) and Toby Shimin (editing faculty) teamed up with director, Hope Litoff to create 32 Pills: My Sister’s SuicideSarah Wainio, a recent graduate, also worked on this film as an associate producer. Bob Richman (cinematography faculty) filmed Intent To Destroy, a documentary about the making of Terry’s George’s depiction of the 1915 Armenian genocide.  This film within a film is directed by renowned documentarian, Joe Berlinger. And lastly, Lori Cheatle (producing faculty) will be there with award-winning director Nanfu Wang and their recent award-winning film I Am Another You. 
Montclair Film Festival (April 28 - May 7, 2017) will feature a host of other films by the hands of SocDocers, including: Acorn and the Firestorm directed Sam Pollard (directing faculty) and Ruben Atlas; The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson directed by David France with Sarah Wainio (alumna) on board as a production assistant; No Man’s Land directed by David Byars with David Osit (alumnus) as one of the producers and Swim Team, directed by Lara Stolman, edited and co produced by Ann Collins (editing faculty).

Paola Ochoa (alumna) is selected to be a part of the Rough Cut at the Visions Du Reel Festival this Spring in Switzerland for her thesis film Sisters.

Daysi Burbano (alumna) won three postproduction awards in FemCine Chile, celebrating women filmmakers, for her work in progress, Madre Luna