Norihiro Mizukami

Norihiro Mizukami

Nori grew up in Kyoto, Japan. Early in his childhood, Nori enjoyed handcrafting wood and bamboo with his father who was a carpenter. Craftsmanship inspired the fundamental creativity for his filmmaking. After obtaining two degrees in 2007- a BA in English at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan and a BA in Media Studies at Pacific University in Oregon – Nori worked for a number of TV productions in Tokyo before moving to New York. Most of his works in Tokyo were in documentary films. The subjects varied from a homeless couple getting married to a mountaineering guide in Mt. Everest, and much more in between. His assistant directing documentary film, “Fortune in Disguise” – a self documentary by the director fighting breast cancer- was awarded with a Silver World Medal at the 2011 New York Festival’s World’s Best TV & Films. His intertests go beyond documentary filmmaking, as he further explores his skills in visual storytelling and cinematography.

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SocDoc at SXSW Festival 2020
February 13, 2020

SocDoc at SXSW Festival 2020

 
 
Winter is nearly behind us which means its time to kick off the 2020 festival season! 

SocDoc has a strong showing at South By Southwest this year. So if you' Read More
Camera, Sound & Budgeting Winter Weekend Workshops
January 15, 2020

Camera, Sound & Budgeting Winter Weekend Workshops

Interested in improving your documentary skills? Here are five workshops which can give you a whole range of skills to explore the wonderland of documentary. Whatever your professional background, these small classes will provide targeted and hands-o Read More
Sundance 2020: Alumni films at the festival!
January 14, 2020

Sundance 2020: Alumni films at the festival!

The SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2020 has announced their line up, which includes seven SocDoc titles!

In the US Documentary Competition, three of the sixteen selected features have SocDoc Alumni and Faculty on crew:
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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