Mitch McCabe

Assistant Professor, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies
Speciality: 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 short films Playing the Part, September 5:10pm, Highway 403, Mile 39, To Whom It May Concern, and Civll War Surveillance Poems (Part 1) have screened at Sundance, New Directors/New Films, New York Film Festival, Camden, True/False, and Ann Arbor Film Festivals, and internationally at 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 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, 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.

They have worked extensively in Los Angeles as a cameraperson and 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.