MFA in Film


The documentary film interweaves real-world stories with interpretation, art, and the craft to share them with a larger audience, expand perspective, and engage in conversation.

It is a filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception that is continually evolving and is rapidly expanding its traditional boundaries. Reinforced by social media and modes of digital distribution, documentary filmmaking impacts local and global communities in fresh and unforeseen ways, evolving new forms, new outlets, and new meaning.

"I don’t accept the distinction between fiction and documentary. To me they are all films, and films tell stories. They are two sides of the same coin. Consequently I include documentary footage in my narrative films – while in my documentary films I treat the narrative as an equal and supporting partner to 'reality.'"—Till Schauder, Faculty, MFA in Film 

Watch the trailer for Till Schauder's The Iran Job

Watch the trailer for THE IRAN JOB by Till Schauder, Faculty, MFA in Film