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Sarah Berkovich

Sarah Berkovich

Documentary Film and Video


Sarah Berkovich received her undergraduate degree in Documentary Film Production at Emerson College in 2010. At Emerson, she helped found and lead a student media organization called Captured Emotion that facilitated member generated documentary productions. While in Boston, she also worked at MIT as a videographer for the Nextlab Initiative, and as a production assistant on an American Experience episode entitled “God in America”. Interested in gaining more experience in distribution and exhibition, Sarah spent a summer interning at the International Documentary Association, where she helped coordinate Docuweeks, an Oscar-qualifying theatrical showcase. Her most recent project is a short documentary entitled 10,000 Trees, about her 85 year old grandfather who reforested a plot of land in Lyle, Washington by hand. Sarah is passionate about documenting oral history, and one day hopes to teach documentary filmmaking in addition to being a producer.



Enersen Foundation Production Grant, 2013
C. Diane Christensen Fellowship in Fine Arts, 2012

The Bulletproof Stockings 

hd video
JUNE, 2013
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Perl and Dalia, members of a Chassidic rock band that only plays for women, bridge the gap between keeping their faith and following their dreams.


hd video
JUNE, 2012
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Seeking an alternative to wearing mass produced garments, Rebecca Burgess began a personal challenge to wear only local clothing, and in doing so created a movement

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Santa Cruz Film Festival, 2013
Big Muddy Film Festival, 2013

Between Land and Sea 

hd video
Co-directed by J. Christian Jensen
MARCH, 2012
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A couple living in a lighthouse on a tiny island experiences a collision of romanticism and reality.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Nominee, David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award, 2013
Best Local Short, Palo Alto International Film Festival, 2012
Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival, 2013
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, 2013
Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, 2013
Bernal Height Outdoor Cinema, 2013
University Film and Video Association (UFVA) Conference, 2013
Provincetown International Film Festival, 2013
Palm Springs International ShortFest, 2013
SF DocFest, 2013
Wallabout Film Festival, 2013
Buying and Selling: Stanford Student Filmmakers on Bay Area Economies, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2013
DOC NYC, 2012
Mill Valley Film Festival, 2012
Napa Valley Film Festival, 2012
Pacific Film Archive Student Film Showcase, 2012
"Party on the Edge", Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, 2012

Blank Canvas 

16mm black and white film
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Going through chemotherapy, Kim Thelen struggles to cope with her changing body image in positive and unconventional ways.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Best Short Film, London Feminist Film Festival
Women & Fashion Film Festival, 2013
Paris Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival, 2013
Bernal Height Outdoor Cinema, 2013
BAYMN Fest, 2013
Open Eyes Film Festival, 2013
Heartland Film Festival, 2012
United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), 2012
Docutah, 2012
Lunafest, 2012
Sarasota Film Festival, 2012
San Francisco International Women's Film Festival, 2012



June 15, 2013

Free and open to the public.

Annenberg Auditorium
June 14, 2012

Free and open to the public

March 21, 2012

Free and open to the public.

December 13, 2011

Free and open to the public