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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Application Info Session Jan 22
January 11, 2018

Application Info Session Jan 22

SocDoc is hosting an online info session ahead of our application deadline. Drop in to this online info session anytime from 3-6pm EST to have your questions answered – whether you have a query about the application process, or want more details on the program and department itself. Read More
Masterclass with Frederick Wiseman
January 11, 2018

Masterclass with Frederick Wiseman

We are thrilled to announce that we are hosting one of America’s best known documentary filmmakers, Frederick Wiseman, to give a masterclass for SVA students following the recent release of his 41st documentary Ex Libris – The New Yor Read More
Prospective Students: Attend Spring Process & Style Screenings
December 20, 2017

Prospective Students: Attend Spring Process & Style Screenings

If you're considering joining SVA's MFA Social Documentary Film program, we encourage you to come by for a tour of the department, and to sit in on our weekly screening series that comprise our Process & Style class on Thursday evenings. Read More
NEW! Two-Day Documentary Intensives
December 06, 2017

NEW! Two-Day Documentary Intensives

We are excited to announce that new this year, SocDoc is expanding our class offerings to include a couple of weekend-long workshops as well as a two-week summer session. These classes are all open to the public.

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