College Directory

Tim Sorel

Associate Professor - Department of Telecommunication

Office: 1080 Weimer Phone: 352-392-2849 Email: tsorel@jou.ufl.edu Twitter: @TimSorel

Bio

American film director Tim Sorel produces documentaries that examine and investigate pediatric health issues, as well as other subjects. His documentary Women, Children and AIDS garnered one of his three Emmy nominations. In 2012, Sorel’s documentary The Trap of Saving Cambodia is credited with fueling a realignment of United States State Department policy concerning human rights in Cambodia. In 2017, his documentary My Kid is Not Crazy was a compelling breakthrough film focusing on the link between bacteria and pediatric mental illness. He has also made other short and feature films with his production company Studio 601. Sorel is a tenured Associate Professor of Telecommunication at the University of Florida, where he teaches storytelling and film production.

Film Festivals

2015 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada, Stop Children’s Cancer

2013 PBS Television Premiere, Lincoln Center, New York, Lifecasters

2013 COMMFEST Film Festival, The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2013 Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Docu-West Film Festival, The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Free Your Minds Human Rights Film Festival, The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Logan Film Festival, The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Winnipeg International Film Festival The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Creative Arts Film Festival The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Indiefest Film Festival The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Talking Pictures Film Festival The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Geneva International Film Festival The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Arizona International Film Festival The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Independent Film Quarterly Film Festival The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2012 Marbella International Film Festival, Wedding Ring

2012 Boston Independent Film Festival Wedding Ring

2012 Long Island International Film Expo Wedding Ring

2012 Treasure Coast Film Festival Wedding Ring

2011 BEA Festival of Arts Film Festival Ashley Lynn

2011 UFVA Conference Ashley Lynn

2011 Clearwater Music and Film Festival Ashley Lynn

2011 Macon Film Festival Ashley Lynn

2009 Broadcast Education Association Festival of Arts Somewhere Beyond

2009 Queens International Film Festival Somewhere Beyond

2009 Long Island International Film Expo Somewhere Beyond

2009 Honolulu International Film Festival Somewhere Beyond

2009 Central Florida Film Festival Somewhere Beyond

Commercial Distribution

2012 Wax Works The Trap of Saving Cambodia

2008 Hart Sharp/Team Marketing/Warner Home Video National Champions

2007 Warner Home Video Gridiron Gators

2006 Team Marketing Back 2 Back

2003  Arts Alliance Educational Build Your Future

NATIONAL BROADCAST

2013 PBS Lifecasters

2009 Fox Sports Network (cable) National Champions

2007College Sports Television (cable) Gridiron Gators

1999 PBS Women, Children and AIDS

Organizations:

Broadcast Education Association

University Film and Video Association

Rotary International

Education

MBA, Business Administration, St. Leo’s, 2002

Research

Research Keywords

Film, video, HD, documentary, feature film, Final Cut Pro, Post-Production, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Adobe Creative Suite

Research Areas

  • Creative Production/Documentary/Visual Communication

Courses

Syllabi from the current and three previous semesters: