Discipline: Film/Video – documentary, Film/Video – experimental

Mitch McCabe

Discipline: Film/Video – documentary, Film/Video – experimental
Region: Ithaca, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2019

Mitch McCabe is an educator and filmmaker whose film work spans narrative, nonfiction, and the areas in between. Their short films Playing the Part, September 5:10pm, Highway 403, Mile 39, and To Whom It May Concern have screened at Sundance, New Directors/ New Films, New York Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand and Visions du Réel, among others. Their experimental narrative feature This Corrosion premiered at Norwegian Film Festival and Anthology Film Archive. Their feature HBO documentary Youth Knows No Pain screened at IDFA, Lincoln Center, and AFI Silverdocs. A fellow of MacDowell and Flaherty Seminar, McCabe’s work has been supported by Yaddo, MASS MoCA, LEF Foundation, Princess Grace Foundation, Djerassi Foundation, VCCA, Jerome Foundation, SPACE Gallery, iPark Foundation, and NYSCA. They have worked extensively as a cinematographer for series on A&E, Discovery, OWN, and TNT. They are currently an assistant professor at SUNY-Purchase College. Mitch received their B.A. in visual and environmental studies from Harvard College and their M.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.



Mitch McCabe worked in the Putnam studio.

The Graphics Studio, converted to its present use in 1972–1974 through a grant from the Putnam Foundation, originally served the property as both a power house and pump house. Well water was pumped from a large cistern to Hillcrest, the Foreman’s Cottage, and the lower buildings closer to Union Street. Inside the building, an engine powered…

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