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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IDA Spotlight: SocDoc Faculty Tips for New Projects
July 26, 2019

IDA Spotlight: SocDoc Faculty Tips for New Projects

One of our best jobs here at SVA's MFA in Social Documentary Program is advising our graduate students on their film ideas, helping them make their concepts strong. The idea stage can be invigorating, but successful films happen with thoughtful planning. We surveyed our esteemed faculty for suggestions on what filmmakers should consider as they embark on a new project. Read More
Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni
May 29, 2019

Now Streaming: SocDoc Alumni

A great many SocDoc alumni films are recently streaming into the comfort of your home these days - so we compiled a list to make a TV party easy for you! Check out the work our alumni are making, and tell a friend. Read More
Spring Festivals!
April 04, 2019

Spring Festivals!

Festival season is ramping up and our prolific SocDoc alum are screening at major festivals across North America. Here’s a rundown of where SocDocers and their films are at over the next few months:  Read More
2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship
March 29, 2019

2019 Alumni Editing Fellowship

Graduates of SVA’s MFA Documentary program (Groups 1 through 8) are invited to apply for the second annual SocDoc Summer Editing Fellowship with their documentary features in post-production.

Acknowledging that emerging documenta Read More