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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Summer Intensive: A Few Places Still Available
April 04, 2018

Summer Intensive: A Few Places Still Available

Ross Kauffman (Born Into Brothels), Richard Hankin (The Jinx), Deborah Dickson (Ruthie & Connie), Ann Collins (Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold), Tom Hurwitz, ASC (Queen of Versailles) confirmed faculty; what you will learn, and more!

 
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Alumni Editing Fellowship
March 30, 2018

Alumni Editing Fellowship

Graduates of SVA’s MFA Documentary program (Groups 1 through 7) are invited to apply for the first ever SocDoc Summer Editing Fellowship with their documentary features in post-production.
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Spring Festivals!
March 20, 2018

Spring Festivals!

Spring feels like Festival Season & we are zipping around North America this month with films from our prolific faculty and alumni. SocDocers are attending many festivals – we hope to see you around!
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Summer Residency: The Art of the Documentary Interview
February 14, 2018

Summer Residency: The Art of the Documentary Interview

We are launching our first summer intensive - a two-week ‘Mini-SocDoc’ for emerging filmmakers to polish their skills as directors. Read More