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Mitch McCabe
Visiting Assistant Professor of Film Studies
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Trinity College faculty member since 2017
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M.F.A., NYU Kanbar Institute (2004)
A.B., Harvard College (1994)

Mitch McCabe is an award-winning filmmaker and artist whose work spans fiction and non-fiction and documentary storytelling.  Her first film, Playing the Part, screened at Sundance Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, and won a student Academy Award. Her films September 5:10 PM, To Whom It May Concern, and Highway 403, Mile 39 have been nominated for Academy Awards and premiered at New York Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival. Her HBO documentary Youth Knows No Pain premiered at Lincoln Center, was nominated for a WGA writing award at AFI-Silverdocs, and screened at IDFA.

McCabe has worked extensively as both a producer and cinematographer on TV shows for ABC, A&E, CBS, TNT, HBO, PBS and Discovery, as well as branded projects for Chrysler and Verizon. She has been a visiting lecturer at Harvard College, Lafayette College, University of Iowa, and Montclair State University, and a visiting critic at Bard College. McCabe is a five-time fellow of the MacDowell Colony and a Rockefeller nominee.  Her work has been supported by Yaddo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Djerassi Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, Princess Grace Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and LEF Foundation. Currently she is Artistic Director of the Documentary Lab for the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film & Media at John Hopkins.