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Kanbar Institute of Film & Television

Alex Sichel
Visiting Teacher

Phone: 212.998.1562

Office: 721 Broadway Room 704
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 AM - 1 PM

Courses

Intermediate Narrative Production
Sight and Sound Studio
Directing the Camera

Education

MFA, Directing, Columbia University School of the Arts
BA, Brown University

Biography

Alex Sichel directed the feature All Over Me, which UCLA’s Journal of Cinema and Media Studies recently named one of the top films by women directors.  All Over Me won the Teddy Bear Award  at the Berlin Film Festival and was nominated for many other awards,  including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival,  and the Open Palm Award.  Alex’s short film, Amnesia, was distributed worldwide,  won top honors at numerous festivals, and was a recipient of the Princess Grace Award , the New Line Cinema Award and a Cine Golden Eagle.   Alex created a segment of the three-part If These Walls Could Talk 2 for HBO, starring Michelle Williams and Chloe Sevigny.  If These Walls Could Talk 2 won the Glaad Media Award for Outstanding Television Movie and was nominated for four Emmies.  Alex has worked in documentary,  experimental  films and videos,  shorts,  features and television as a writer,  director,  producer and editor.  She was a recipient of Macdowell and Yaddo Fellowships and is a member of the Directors Guild of America.
 
Alex is currently preparing to direct The Dogs, a teen horror film.  She is also developing and writing an original one-hour supernatural television drama for Touchy Feely Films, Paul Giamatti’s production company.
 
Prior to teaching at Kanbar Undergraduate Institute for Film and Television,  Alex taught directing for many years at Columbia University’s Graduate Film Division.  She has also taught directing at NYU’s Tisch Graduate Film Program.