MFA Social Documentary Film

Inside the Creative Process of Filmmaker Alan Berliner

Inside the Creative Process of Filmmaker Alan Berliner

January 21, 2016

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has fiscally sponsored artist Benita Raphan (BFA 1984 Media Arts) to create a seven-part podcast series on filmmaker and MFA Social Documentary Film faculty member Alan Berliner. In the podcasts titled The Gift of Time: Alan Berliner and his Process, Berliner talks about the impulse behind creating […]

SVA at Sundance: Michael Simmonds on Visualizing ‘White Girl’

SVA at Sundance: Michael Simmonds on Visualizing ‘White Girl’

January 20, 2016

Michael Simmonds (BFA 2000 Film and Video) has served as director of photography on everything from big budget movies like Paranormal Activity 2 to critically acclaimed foreign films such as The Lunchbox. His latest credit is for White Girl, which is set to premiere on January 23 at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by […]

Alcee Walker Wins Jury Award from Directors Guild of America

Alcee Walker Wins Jury Award from Directors Guild of America

December 9, 2015

Alcee Walker, an alumnus of MFA Social Documentary Film (2014) and MPS Directing (2015), recently won the Directors Guild of America Student Film Awards’ Jury Award for his film Inferno. This is Walker’s second DGA win and the film was made as his thesis project for MPS Directing. Walker’s first film, Pain of Love, which […]


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