Alexa Karolinski

Alexa Karolinski

Alexa Karolinski is a German-Canadian Berlin native. After studying Art History as an Undergraduate in London, she moved back to Berlin where she worked as the Editorial Assistant for Vice Magazine Germany. Later, she started working for Arte, a French-German TV station, where she directed and wrote culture reports for their daily prime time news show. In between she distributed a photo book, worked in a documentary photo agency and helped her family run a cinema in Berlin. Feeling uninspired by the lack of work in Berlin, she decided to apply to the Social Documentary Program in New York City. If she could she’d instantly start working for Werner Herzog. Alexa was named one of the 25 new faces of independent film in 2012 by Filmmaker Magazine.

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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
October 15, 2019

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!
October 09, 2019

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