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Ligaiya Romero

Ligaiya Romero (they/them) is a non-binary documentary filmmaker and visual artist working with collective memory and the decolonial imagination. They recently directed & edited the short film, Maia Cruz Palileo: Becoming the Moon, for PBS American Masters, Firelight Media, & Topic. Ligaiya is currently working on a documentary film about Asian-American activism, called Not Your Model Minority! Ligaiya is the Video Producer & Editor for The Argus Project, a transmedia documentary on police violence and citizen counter-surveillance. The project was a collaboration with CopWatch NYC, supported by Tribeca New Media Fund, and presented at Tribeca Film Festival in 2016. Ligaiya is a Firelight Media Documentary Lab fellow, a CAAM fellow, a Karen Schmeer Diversity in the Edit Room Mentee, and a member of the Queer Producers Collective.

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Luna X Moya

I am a documentary filmmaker with over 10 years of experience in the film and television industry. My editing work appeared on A+E Networks, MoMA, The Shed, BAMcinemaFest, and AFI SilverDocs. I was the editor for a Shirley Chisholm short documentary (THE HISTORY CHANNEL), the editor for a short documentary about Colombia's most prominent artist Beatriz Gonzalez (THE SHED), and the lead editor for a Spike Lee Tribute (MoMA) under the direction of Sam Pollard. I also edit the work I direct which includes “The Rights of Butterflies” (AFI DOCS) and “What The Pier Gave Us.” WTPGU started off as a short and is in production to be made into a feature. The short will premiere at BAMcinemafest2021. Cinema verité and observational films are my strength. I like to focus on films about immigration, estranged family dynamics, racial injustice, and desire. I am currently editing my first feature until October 2021. Looking for more feature documentary work.

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Lily Qi

Lily Qi is a Chicago-based journalist and filmmaker. She works as a video production consultant for the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) in Chicago and currently assistant editing Teaching About Religion (working title), directed by Allison Walsh. Her work had appeared in BBC, Pop-up Magazine, Google, Chicago Sun-Times, Belt Magazine, South Side Weekly, Block Club Chicago, City Bureau, CAIR-Chicago, AARP-Chicago, among others.

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Lidieth Arevalo

Born in El Salvador and raised in California, Lidieth Arevalo is an activist, multimedia producer and documentary editor with a Master of Fine Arts degree in documentary filmmaking from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and a B.A. degree in Film and Electronic Media Arts from California State University, Long Beach. She has produced several short documentaries on identity, immigration, diversity and inclusion. Some of her most recent documentaries include Growing in the Shadows (2020) for PBS and the Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), Alpharaoh (2019), Ladylike (2019) Advance Parole (2018), ERUSD Leader of the Ethnic Studies Revolution (2018), and Sin Raiz (2015).

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Luz Zamora

Luz Zamora received a BA in Mass Communication with a specialization in audiovisual in her home country, Venezuela. She moved to Los Angeles to collaborate in documentary features, and subsequently to New York after being awarded a merit-based scholarship and admitted to The New School where she completed a Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies and an MS in Digital Communications Media/Multimedia. Luz was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Caracas Filminuto Film Festival in Venezuela with her short Caracas Fenced, and her next short De Colores premiered at DOC NYC in New York City, and it was part of the official selection of several film festivals in Los Angeles, Colorado and New Orleans. As a filmmaker, Luz has collaborated for prestigious organizations like The New School, Columbia University, New York Foundation for the Arts, Global Fund for Women, Women Peace and Security, and The United Nations. Luz is working on her next film El Retorno with awarded grants from Fork Films, and NYC's Women's Fund for Media, Music, and Theatre-NYFA.

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Loulwa Khoury

I'm a New York based film editor, filmmaker who was born and raised in Beirut. I recently edited award-nominated feature documentary PARADISE WITHOUT PEOPLE (2019), DUSTY AND STONES and TRACES OF HOME. My other work includes award-winning documentaries AN ACT OF WORSHIP (2022), SOME KIND OF HEAVEN (2020), CITY OF GHOSTS (2017), IT WILL BE CHAOS (2018), WHITE SAUCE HOT SAUCE (2018), THE JONESES (2016) and LOOK AT US NOW, MOTHER (2015) and I'm currently directing and editing my first feature documentary WE NEVER LEFT. I'm was one of the mentees of the Karen Schmeer Editing Fellowship Diversity Program of the year 2019-2020 as well as a fellow in the 2020 Sundance Co//ab Art of Editing Fellowship and part of the DOC NYC x VC Storytelling Incubator cohort 2021-2022. I'm mostly interested in documentaries related to social issues and underrepresented communities around the world since the main reason I got into documentary is to try to make a difference in the world by raising awareness through film, but I also like documentaries related to art and music since I grew up with a family of musicians and music has been my first love before diving into the film world.

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Lindsey Seide

Lindsey Seïde is a Haitian American filmmaker and photographer based in New York. With her huge love of the arts, she graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree in Film and Broadcasting at College of Mt. St. Vincent. She began her career as an intern with Academy member and mentor, Thomas Allen Harris, working on the NAACP Image Award recipient, “Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” (2014), which premiered on PBS. Lindsey has worn many hats in the industry working behind the scenes with companies such as Firelight Media and Black Public Media (formerly NBPC). She is currently the associate editor at Digital Diaspora Family Reunion LLC, producing digital content for the transmedia project and TV series, "Family Pictures USA" (2019). She edits video modules for OutBytes Media Group, which produces multi-platform video highlighting diverse and unsung voices & causes within the LGBT community. She was the associate producer for short films, "Roommates" (2015) and "About Face: The Evolution of a Black Producer" (2017). She curated the photography exhibit, "Digital Diaspora Family Reunion: Turning Strangers into Family" (2016) at the Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University. When she’s not snapping shots on the streets in NYC, she’s the house photographer for the non-profit organization, Film at Lincoln Center shooting various red carpet events, film premieres, and VIP talent.

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Lesley Steele

Lesley Steele is a writer, director + editor of short & long-form video & documentary film. Originally a New York City native, she was chosen to participate in Sundance's Art of Editing Fellowship in 2020 and selected to appear in DOC NYC's “40 under 40” filmmakers in 2020. Steele’s spark in experimental 16mm cinematography & analog editing is a driving force in her work, both non-fiction & fiction. Steele’s latest doc — By Way of Canarsie, was produced in 2019 in her fellowship CoLAB with UnionDocs, and is currently on the festival circuit. The film premiered at BlackStar Film Festival, Better Cities, DOC NYC’s 2020 Virtual Film Festival and invited to screen in BAM’s 2020 Fall Virtual Series “Programmers Notebook: New York Lives.” Lesley is currently producing her first investigative feature doc about the state of mental health and its intersection with race and the carceral system in the United States. Her previous clients include MTV, Nickelodeon, Spotify, TED, Buzzfeed, HBO, SnapChat, NowThis and others.

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Lázaro González

I'm currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Film & Media at the University of California, Berkeley. Nonetheless, I have more experience as a director and editor. I also worked as a freelancer videojournalist for independent media in Cuba and the Netherlands. Editing is definitely my favourite part of documentary production! My areas of interest include queer cinema, non-fiction storytelling, and Latin American film and media production. My movies Masks (2014) and Villa Rosa (2016) has been screened in several film festivals and distinguished with grants such as Sparring Partners Fund, the Norwegian Fund for Cuban Cinema. Villa Rosa also won the Best Documentary Award in Latino and Iberian Film Festival at Yale, and the Audience Award at Barcelona International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, among other awards.

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Lynn True

Lynn True is a documentary filmmaker and editor, and co-founder of True Walker Productions. Her films include LUMO (PBS/P.O.V. 2007), about a young woman's recovery from sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and SUMMER PASTURE (PBS/Independent Lens 2012), which follows a family of nomads in the mountains of eastern Tibet. Called "enthralling" by The New York Times, SUMMER PASTURE was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and an IFP Gotham Award, and won a Peabody Award. Her last film, IN TRANSIT, is a documentary portrait of America as seen through the stories of passengers aboard the country’s busiest long-distance train route. IN TRANSIT premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival where it won the Special Jury Prize and was later nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Direction from the Cinema Eye Honors. Other recent editing credits include Art in the 21st Century (Art21) for PBS and Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence for Hulu. Lynn also serves regularly as a consultant on projects at various stages of production and mentor to filmmakers from a range of backgrounds and programs; she has been an Advisor to the Sundance Co//ab, a Mentor at the True/False Rough Cut Retreat, and on the jury for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Lynn graduated from Brown University with a joint degree in Urban Studies and Architecture and lives in New York with her husband and their two young sons.

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Lishin Yu

Historical documentary editor and filmmaker.

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Lillian Benson

Lillian E. Benson, ACE is a film and television editor of narrative films and documentaries. She discovered filmmaking while in college studying fine art. Benson began her career on the east coast. In 1991 she was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the acclaimed civil rights series “Eyes On the Prize II” and has contributed to films that have garnered five Emmy nominations, four Peabody Awards, and numerous other honors. Her recent documentary credits include American Masters "Maya Angelou-And Still I Rise" and “Get In The Way- The Journey of John Lewis”. In July, Benson returned to "Chicago Med" for her sixth season as one of the editors of the NBC episodic television series. She previously worked on the series "Greenleaf" for OWN, and "Soul Food-the series" for Showtime. She collaborated with Debbie Allen on many projects including the movie of the week "The Old Settler", based on the play of the same name. Benson is the first African-American woman to become a member of American Cinema Editors and serves on their board of directors as Secretary. She co-chairs both the ACE Diversity in Editing Mentoring Committee and the Motion Picture Editors Guild's Diversity Committee. In 2017 she received the Editors Guild's prestigious Fellowship and Service Award. Benson is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Editors Branch and the Television Academy.

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Luisa María Martínez Arcaraz

I was born in Mexico City. I have been fortunate enough to work in all facets of the production process, from producing to directing and most of all, for the last 15 years, editing. I love all kinds of projects, but what I enjoy most about documentary filmmaking is the deep connections to stories and people that develop in its process. The conversations in the Editorial teams, what the editor can bring to the film and/or series. And the relationship that develops between the director and editor is for me the essence of filmmaking collaboration. I also own a production company in Mexico City called True Films, with Carlos Estrada. And I am a member of the British Film Editors (BFE), Film Fatales, Primetime Network and Free the Work.

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Luis Lopez


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Lourdes Tantas-Ortega

Hi all! I am Lourdes better known as Luly. Due I am currently working and studying, I will prefer be contacted 2 weeks before to start any project. Thanks! :) Regarding the kind of docs I love to work on; drama/thriller/mental health/ immigration/ My passion are films & shorts and If it is in my first language (spanish), you can count on me :) "Looking to Break In"

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Lauren McGarrett

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Lindsay Huang

ALways enjoy time building stories frame by frame; never get tired of trying out possible sequences; devoted to shape characters in motions and details. A storyteller keen on unfolding life moments of the invisibles.

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Laquie Campbell

Greetings! I love documentaries and editing. I seek opportunities to break into this genre. I have 15+ years editing experience and I've also been trained in documentary story development for documentaries by Doris Baizley.

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Lena Moreno

Lena is an experienced jack of all trades videographer based in the DC metropolitan area. She started her professional career in the Bay Area in 2012, working as a PA alongside Director and founder of Femme Fatales, Leah Meyerhoff’s, feature film directorial debut, I Believe in Unicorns. Since moving back to the DMV, she’s worked on everything from major documentaries (Time to Choose), TV shows (House Hunters), to filming and editing non-profit videos and progressive political advertisements. She also enjoys location scouting and music production. Lena loves all aspects of video production and values the importance of having a well rounded knowledge of how everything works in order to be a good collaborator to others.

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Lloyd Barnes

I am a digital content creator with over 7 Years of freelancing New York City experience. I am self-motivated and passionate about the work I do. I am well versed in Camera Operating, Editing, Color-grading, Transcoding, Adobe Creative Suite and, many more. My most notable projects include working for; Financial Times (Camera Op and Streaming Technician), Whistle Sport (Camera Op and Director of Photography), Debate The Hype (Director Of Photography and Editor), Hofstra University/Unispan Records (Director and Editor), and The Mane Choice (Social Media Content Creator). I execute all projects with precision. Lastly, I work well independently and conjointly with other creators.

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Lowel Alomar

A self-taught artist, Queens native Lowel’s journey with the camera began back in 2016. From working with companies such as Complex Ca, Black Ink Crew, BelAir, Cinematic Records & more, my experience with film and editing is rather extensive. I have filmed and edited content including branded social media content, music videos, short films, and documentaries. Lowel relocated to Toronto, Canada in 2019 and has been focusing on documenting BIPOC experiences within East Toronto communities and artists.

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Laila Harrison

I am a 22 year old cinematographer based in Atlanta, Ga whose creative work focuses on transformation and its impact on an individual. I am motivated to capture stories that cause introspection. I have filmed two short films and two music videos. My short film Insomnia was screened at a nationwide film festival called Camus Movie Fest and at a local Atlanta film festival called Dreamfest. The most important part of my creative process is planning and authenticity. I'm very meticulous when it comes to planning out projects. I am aware however, that things may not go as planned. In these situations I like to think outside the box.

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Luis Álvarez Y Álvarez

I'm a motion picture editor with a diverse body of work encompassing feature films, television, documentaries, animation and the art world. I started my editing career in independent films at BAVC in the San Francisco Bay Area. Then went to work at Pixar Animation Studios, on such lauded films as Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc. and Finding Nemo. Since then, my feature film credits include the artist Matthew Barney’s RIVER OF FUNDAMENT and DRAWING RESTRAINT 9, Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental documentary THE 11th HOUR, and Larry Charles and Bob Dylan’s cult film MASKED AND ANONYMOUS, which was a collaboration with Academy Award winning film editor Pietro Scalia. I recently completed LA GUERRA CIVIL (DAZN), directed by Eva Longoria and produced by Bernardo Ruíz; and SIEMPRE, LUIS (HBO) a 2020 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection. I was born in Mexico City and graduated of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Interactive Telecommunications Program. For seven years I taught a film editing course at the MFA program of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Film Department.

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Landon Bost

Landon Bost is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media in May 2021. Bost directed, produced, shot and edited his first film, "Black Saviors," during his senior year. The 21-minute documentary about Black redemption and Black economic empowerment chronicles a senior director at a pharmaceutical company restoring the childhood home of a doctor who performed life-saving surgery on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while she tirelessly worked on a COVID-19 vaccine. Black Saviors garnered selections into three film festivals and won awards at the 12th Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival and the 2022 Baltimore International Black Film Festival. Linearity is a rarity for Bost. He began college as a STEM major, stumbled into sportswriting, and didn't take a photography class until his junior year and a film editing class until his senior year. Bost fell in love with editing after undergoing jaw surgery and being unable to chew food for six weeks. Fueled by a soft diet and Muscle Milk protein shakes, Bost spent hours in a windowless computer lab in the basement of the journalism school editing Black Saviors. After graduating, Bost worked a year as a Photographer/Videographer at the Naples Daily News, and he edited and produced 55 breaking, feature, social and documentary videos. Bost lives in Charlotte, N.C., and is a part-time associate editor for Post in Black. He is currently available for remote and full-time associate and assistant editing opportunities. His long-term goal is to become a documentary director and editor who tells sports stories at its many intersections, including race, gender, politics, religion, socioeconomics, etc. Landon scored 26 points during the Duke Media Game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, and he enjoys working out, cooking, and doing anything related to basketball.

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Lola Isabel

Hello! I’m Lola Isabel, a multimedia designer, editor, illustrator, writer and creative producer based in Los Angeles, California. I make visual stories for brands, products, social movements, public policies and people. Through a background that blends social impact with physical production across multiple media formats, including filmmaking and illustration, I’ve developed a uniquely eclectic skillset that adds emotional value, human connection and innovation to many forms of storytelling.

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