Georgia Gruzen

Georgia Gruzen

Georgia Gruzen was born in New York City and graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Film Studies and English Literature. Before attending SVA film school she worked in film production, the travel business, journalism, and finance, developing an expertise in editing salacious blog posts, making people money and getting rid of vermin. She is glad to be making films now. Georgia has done production work and internships with Women Make Movies, Time Warner Cable, Ark Media, IKM Productions and Break Thru Films. She was a 2005 awardee of the Film/Video Arts Artist Mentor Project for Emerging Filmmakers. Georgia’s own short films have included “Perfection”, about a young man with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; “A Whole Place”, about Lower Manhattan residents after 9/11; and “Printer’s Block” about a Master Printmaker who uses historic presses. She admires the work of Kim Longinotto, Barbara Koppel, and Jane Campion, among others.

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7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced
August 31, 2017

7th Annual Thesis Showcase Lineup Announced

Join us to celebrate GROUP 7, the class of 2017 with our annual Thesis Showcase.  Here we screen each graduate’s work-in-progress thesis films. They inspire and amaze us. We hope you feel the same!
 
Screenings are Sept. 22-23 at the SVA Theatre, and are free & open to the public. Read More
SocDoc Alum David Osit Earns Three Emmy Noms!
August 08, 2017

SocDoc Alum David Osit Earns Three Emmy Noms!

A big shout-out to our own David Osit (class of 2011) for his News and Documentary Emmy Awards nominations for his film Thank You For Playing: Best Documentary, Outstanding Editing: Documentary, and Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary. The film is directed and produced by David Osit and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, and David also served as the film's editor, cinematographer, and composer. Read More
Toronto Film Festival, IFP Week & PBS "POV" Include SocDoc Titles
August 02, 2017

Toronto Film Festival, IFP Week & PBS "POV" Include SocDoc Titles

It is just the middle of summer and our steadfast SocDoc alumni and faculty are covering themselves in glory! Like iridescent pearls, they are picking up the light from industry, networks and festivals alike and sending it back out into the world.&nb Read More
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 show Read More