Mitch McCabe

Assistant Professor, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies
School: Roy H. Park School of Communications
Specialty: Documentary, Experimental, Fiction and Hybrid Filmmaking, Film Financing, Unscripted Television.

Mitch McCabe is an artist, filmmaker, and educator whose film work spans narrative and nonfiction film, and the many areas in between.

Their most recent film, 23 MILE, world premiered at the 2024 True/False Film Festival. 

Their short films Playing the Part, September 5:10pm, Highway 403, Mile 39, To Whom It May Concern, and Civll War Surveillance Poems (Part 1) and You Have Been Lied To have screened at Sundance, New Directors/New Films, New York Film Festival, Camden, True/False, and Ann Arbor Film Festivals, and internationally at DocSheffield, Clermont-Ferrand, Winterür, Dresden, and Visions du Réel, among others. Their experimental narrative feature This Corrosion premiered at Haugesund Film Festival and Anthology Film Archive. Their feature HBO documentary Youth Knows No Pain (an HBO co-production) screened at IDFA, Lincoln Center and AFI Silverdocs. A six-time fellow of MacDowell, a 2018 Flaherty Seminar Fellow, and 2019 winner of the Sarah Jacobson Award and 2022 winner of the Princess Grace Special Projects Grant, McCabe’s work has been supported by McEvoy Foundation of the Arts, Yaddo, MASS MoCA, LEF Foundation, Princess Grace Foundation, Djerassi Foundation, VCCA, Jerome Foundation, SPACE Gallery, iPark Foundation and NYSCA.

Previous to their academic career, they have worked extensively in Los Angeles and New York in development and as a cameraperson, producer for unscripted television series on A&E, TNT, OWN, Discovery, Spike and ABC. 

  • BA, Harvard College, Visual and Environmental Studies
  • MFA, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.