Susanne Suffredin

Senior Professional Lecturer // Post Production, Cinema Production
School of Cinematic Arts
Susanne Suffredin

Bio and Research Information

Susanne Suffredin is an editor and independent filmmaker whose 30 + year career spans non-fiction, scripted and commercial genres with a keen emphasis on long form documentaries. Her work has screened at major festivals around the world including Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Tokyo, Chicago International Film Festival and the San Francisco International Film Festival to name a few. An associate of Kartemquin Films, Susanne was post-production supervisor of “Hoop Dreams” named the great American documentary and best film of the 1990s by Roger Ebert, among her many other credits with the famed production house. Susanne’s association with the award-winning Kindling Group includes “@home” as director and editor (2014 Booklist Magazine Editors Choice, Official Selection Eugene International Film Festival, Winner Best Documentary Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival, Official Selection Human Rights Film Festival at U.Va.) which broadcast nationally on PBS in 2015 and internationally in 2016. Her prior work includes the landmark series “The Calling” which she co-produced and edited for PBS’s Independent Lens. She edited the MacArthur funded “Count Me In” which had a broadcast in 2016 on PBS. She is also one the editors for the award-winning web series “Other People’s Children” and editor on “The Pool” currently in a festival run. She is a graduate of the ground breaking Community Film Workshop of Chicago where she was recently a speaker at their 50th Anniversary Celebration. She was named one of Chicago Film’s 50 Screen Gems by Newcity Magazine in 2017. She is a Senior Professional Lecturer and Co-Chair of the Documentary Program at DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts and was recently awarded a Steans Center Service-Learning certificate in teaching.

Research Area

Post Production, Cinema Production

Schedule for Fall 2024-2025

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