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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DOC NYC 2019 - SocDoc in Abundance!
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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
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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