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Malika Zouhali-Worrall

Malika Zouhali-Worrall is a British-Afro-Arab editor and director based in New York. Feature-length editing credits include THROUGH THE NIGHT (Tribeca Film Festival, 2020), a film by Loira Limbal about a 24-hour childcare center, which was selected for the 2019 Sundance Edit & Story Lab, chosen as a Critic's Pick by The New York Times and The Hollywood Reporter, and named as one of The Guardian’s Best Documentaries of 2020. Additionally, THANK YOU FOR PLAYING (Tribeca, 2015), which Malika directed and edited collaboratively with David Osit, was awarded the News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary, and nominated for Outstanding Editing. Malika has also edited numerous short films for The New York Times, Vice, and Topic.com. Malika's directing credits include the feature-length documentary, Call Me Kuchu (Berlinale, Netflix, BBC World, 2012), the web series Earn A Living (ARTE, IDFA, 2018), and her recent short for PBS American Masters, Strange Grace: The Art of Amyra León (2020). In 2021, Malika completed her fifth short film, Video Visit, for Field of Vision, which is due to play at BAM Cinemafest and Blackstar in Summer 2021.

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Miranda Yousef

Miranda Yousef, ACE is an accomplished documentary editor and filmmaker whose work has screened at major outlets including Sundance, Tribeca, PBS and HBO. Recent credits include: Worn Stories (Netflix); The New Bauhaus (2019 Chicago IFF); Daughters of the Sexual Revolution, which premiered at SXSW 2018; episodes of CNN’s Emmy nominee The Seventies and HBO’s State of Play; Academy Award winner Jessica Yu’s 2014 film Misconception; Inequality For All, winner of a Special Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival; Burn, which won the Audience Award at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival; and Academy Award winner Morgan Neville’s Troubadours, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, played on PBS’s American Masters, and was nominated for an Emmy award. Miranda is a founding member of the Alliance of Documentary Editors, was an Editing Advisor for Film Independent's 2021 Documentary Lab, and currently serves as a mentor for the 2020-2021 Karen Schmeer Emerging Editor Fellowship. A graduate of Harvard College and UCLA, Miranda studied documentary filmmaking with Marina Goldovskaya, won the DGA Award for Best Director, Women’s Category, for her graduate thesis film, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Documentary Branch.

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Malachi Dofat

My background is mainly in music videos and short-form content for social media. I would love to work as an assistant editor on some longer-form projects such as documentaries. I have had experience as a production assistant on several shoots, and I've also completed certain assistant editor tasks for projects including logging footage, creating sequences, and syncing audio.

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Meranda Yslas

Meranda Yslas is an emerging documentary film editor with experience as a video journalist. Currently, she is an Assistant Editor on RABBI, a feature documentary about a revolutionary queer Rabbi, who leads a god-optional, artist driven, and everybody friendly synagogue. Previously, she was an AE at CNN for its long-form documentary team and Gidalya Pictures. Originally from Arizona, she is interested in immigration, Latin America, gender politics, and their intersections. As a bilingual Mexican-American storyteller, she loves the opportunity to work in both languages. She obtained a BA in Journalism and Spanish Literature from New York University.

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Marcos Horacio Azevedo

Marcos Horacio Azevedo is a seasoned editor and filmmaker with over 15 years of experience working in international markets for highly acclaimed studios in both short and long format. His latest work is the highly anticipated and explosive doc series "Unprecedented", about the Trump family and how their rhetoric during the 2020 presidential campaign led to the events of January 6. Known for his special ability to create an entertaining and cohesive story out of diversified forms of media, in multiple languages and in a timely way, he produced more than 150 trailers for dozens of clients, to drive audience engagement and build brands. Marcos’ temperament and talents as a sound designer and motion graphics artist also make him a great creative partner who can adapt to different post-production workflows, on location or remotely. As a highly creative and visual storyteller, Marcos can find the essence of compelling characters and craft narratives that both entertain and move viewers in long format as well. He has edited and directed documentaries using the same elegant and frame-precise approach that he uses when cutting a 30 second spot.

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Mitsuhiro Honda

Mitsuhiro Honda (Mitsu) is a Japanese editor based in Queens, New York and Tokyo, Japan. Mitsu has a creative writing/directing background for Hollywood Major companies such as Paramount, Disney, Fox, Sony and Universal when he was in Tokyo, Japan. He has been working for Netflix as Qcer/Verifier for Japanese language contents since 2015. As an editor, he has been cutting short films, commercial and branded contents. He works for All Nippon Airways, Facebook, Microsoft and other major companies. Mitsu is interested in editing longer documentaries. He was an additional editor for a music documentary, 16 Bars and Japanese English Bilingual editor for original doc series "Take the Podium" by IOC through Vice.

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Melina Tupa

Melina Tupa is an award-winning Argentinean and Brazilian journalist, documentary director, editor, and producer. As an editor, Melina recently edited Miss Panama, a short documentary about the first Black woman to be named Miss Panama, who prior to her victory, was requested to answer an additional obscure legal question. The short documentary had its World Premiere at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and it aired on AlJazeera. Notable previous editing credits include additional editing of the feature documentary A La Calle, a firsthand account of the extraordinary efforts of everyday Venezuelans as they struggle to reclaim their democracy from the dictatorship of Nicolás Maduro. The documentary premiered at the 2020 DOC NYC. It was nominated for the 43rd News & Documentary EMMYS in the Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary category. Melina holds a Bachelor in Journalism degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina and a Master of Journalism degree from UC Berkeley, focusing on Documentary Filmmaking and Photojournalism. Melina was awarded a Documentary Merit Fellowship, the Carlos M. Castañeda Journalism Scholarship, and is the recipient of the N.S. Bienstock Fellowship, an award that recognizes a promising minority journalist in radio or television news. Her short documentary "The Search" told the story of Estela de Carlotto, the president of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, whose grandson was abducted during the Argentinean military dictatorship. The documentary won best short documentary at the Amnesty International Film Festival, is a Student Academy Award finalist, a recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Excellence in Journalism Award for Student Special Project in addition to several other awards, and has been featured in different film festivals across the world. Melina is a Brown Girls Doc Mafia (BGDM) member, an Alliance of Documentary Editors (ADE) member, and a BIPOC Doc Editors member.

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Majo Calderon

Maria Jose Calderon is an independent documentary filmmaker from Chile based in Oakland. She has produced and edited documentaries for public television, Netflix, Fusion, Univision, LinkTV and ESPN. Most recently she was the editor of "Migrant Journeys", a documentary about the migrant caravan that aired on PBS in 2020. In 2021, she co-produced and edited "A Pescador in the town," a short documentary part of the Latino Public Broadcasting series Latinos Are Essential. Maria Jose is currently co-producing and editing her first feature documentary "Water for Life", about three indigenous activists in Central and South America in their fight to stop multinational corporations from polluting their waters and destroying their agricultural way of life. Available to take new projects starting in August 2022.

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Melanie Ho

Melanie is a Vietnamese American filmmaker and writer based out of Florida. She recently completed an experimental documentary, sống ở đây | to live here, that explores the Vietnamese community in New Orleans and the relationship between land and labor, seen through their foodways. Her work focuses on trauma, familial relationships, gender, displacement, and intimacy. Mel is working towards a career in documentary film editing, amplifying the voices of those on the margins. She is currently a CAAM + NOVAC SAUCE FELLOW, completing a short documentary mẹ con, which portrays the relationship between a Vietnamese woman, the plants she grows, and memories of her mother. Through an experimental lens, the short film explores family archives as well as created memories within the garden through film photography.

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Manish Khanal

Manish Khanal is a Nepali-American journalist, producer, and filmmaker based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He made his documentary debut with Carl Runs the Paper, a character-driven short about a 73-year old widower who is working to save California’s oldest weekly paper. Prior to making the film, Manish reported and produced hyperlocal news stories covering housing, homelessness, public health, and politics in the cities of Oakland and Richmond, California. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. Director

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Mabel Valdiviezo

I am focused on non-fiction film editing with artful storytelling and unique perspectives that shift hearts and minds and ignite viewers to engage in the vision of a more just and compassionate world. Based in San Francisco and working remotely everywhere, I have experience editing long-form documentaries, narrative shorts, branded videos, and mini-documentaries for both non-profit and corporate clients. My work has ranged from vérité and character-driven pieces to topic-based docs and personal films. The films I have edited include the features “Women With Altitude,” (LALIFF, Doc Miami International Film) by Sarah Vaill and “River Webs,” (PBS) by Jeremy Monroe. My work has been screened domestically and internationally. Additionally, I am a fellow of the Gotham Documentary Lab, the NALIP Producers Academy, and the Sundance Producers Conference. I have been working in post-production environments since the early 2000s, first as an assistant editor of commercial and indie docs, and later as the main editor and associate editor of various documentary and indie films. Some of the filmmakers I had the honor to work with include award-winning directors Megan Mylan, Marc Smolowitz, David Brown, and Laurie Coyle. Recent clients include Google, Oracle, Stanford, and Splunk. Fully versed in Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, and media management. Excellent troubleshooting skills. I have edited in Avid and Final Cut and consider myself platform agnostic. I am fluent in English and Spanish and proficient in Portuguese. I look forward to collaborating with you to articulate your vision into a powerful reality.

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Milton Guillén

Milton Guillén is a Nicaraguan filmmaker and curator exploring the realms of the art of nonfiction. He is the current senior programmer of the Points North Institute & the Camden International Film Festival in Maine, USA. His work explores the cinematic intersections of radical collaborative non-fictions and political dreamscapes, collaborating with artists across various disciplines, including video installations, choreographies and films. Milton’s work has screened globally at CPH:DOX, Hot Docs, DOK Leipzig, Rooftop Films, DMZ, Camden and more. In 2017, his debut feature, an interactive choose-your-own-adventure film, The Maribor Uprisings, received the Society for Visual Anthropology’s Best Feature Award. Milton is an alumni of the North Star fellowship, which catapulted his most recent project, On The Move, to receive support from ITVS, the Tribeca Film Institute, the Bay Area Video Coalition, and Kartemquin. Milton has taught at the California Arts Institute and is the 2022-2023 Harris Fellow at the University of Vermont, where he will work both as a professor and an artist in residence to develop his new installation/project about artists in exile. He holds an MFA from Northwestern University and currently oscillates between New England, Los Angeles, and Costa Rica. *Avid & Premiere preferred, newer to Da Vinci*

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Maziar Ghaderi

Maziar Ghaderi is a Toronto-based editor, writer and director that works with in film, with a background in media production, Maziar strives to articulate his social commentary through metaphors, epiphanies and critiques. Maziar's work has been curated across North America, Europe, West Asia and recognized by the MIT Media Lab, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Columbia University, CBC Docs POV, The Creator's Project, VICE, Toronto Media Arts Centre, Blast Theory, The Globe & Mail, CBC Radio, IxDA, Toronto Life, The Georgia Straight, Newsweek, The Washington Times, Russia Today, The Irish Times, National Review, The Stranger, WIRED and SIGGRAPH. He has also presented at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, Augmented Cinema Film Festival, Toronto Wearables, Tashkeel Dubai Art Center, Subtle Technologies, Brooklyn's Film Noir Cinema, Gladstone Hotel, The Gardiner Museum, Shopify, SummerWorks Festival, Luminato Festival, HarbourFront Centre's HATCH festival, Sumahan Istanbul Art, The Fridge Dubai, Nuit Blanche, Ontario Centre of Excellence and has co-authored several academic articles for design conferences. With the direction of Marina Abramovic, Maziar was the media producer and on-site technical assistant for the 2013 Luminato Festival's MAI Prototype, and has directed and produced his original work, Dissolving Self for the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2014 (ISEA) held in Dubai. The very first feature film that he produced went on to clinch the #1 spot on iTunes upon its debut in 2019 and was broadcast on CBC and distributed by Gravitas Ventures to rave reviews. Maziar has also taught media production and conceptual development at OCAD University and Ryerson University, and holds a Diploma in Marketing Management, a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from McGill University, a Bachelors in Media Studies and a Masters in Design. He is currently an Artist in Residency at the prestigious Canadian Stage experimenting with live cinema productions.

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Magdalena Hernández

A film editor from Bogotá, Colombia, Magdalena graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia with her BA in Filmmaking in 2015 and then moved to the U.S to continue her studies. In 2017, Magdalena graduated from DePaul University with a MS in Cinema Post-Production and continued her work in independent fiction films and documentaries. Magdalena’s work has been screened at multiple film festivals around the globe, such as Sundance, Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, SOHO International, Bogota Experimental, Black Harvest, DocFest, Bermuda International, MSP International and many more. Magdalena currently works at Cutters Studios, where she continuously work on numerous award-winning commercials for brands such as Modelo, Brita, Hallmark, Nissan, McDonald’s, Marriott, among others.

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May Yam

May is an Emmy-nominated and Tribeca Film Festival Alumni Editor. She is a long time judge for the TV Emmy’s and a content creator for Fortune 100 clients. Her work has aired on Lifetime, CBS, Sony Entertainment TV, Forbes, KRON-TV and Good Day Sacramento TV. Notable works include KRON-TV Emmy®-winning and Emmy®-nominated series Office Crashers and Fireside Chats, respectively. May has worked with such celebrity talent as Nicolas Cage, Emilio Estevez, Tatiana Maslany, William H. Macy and Andie MacDowell.

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Michaelle McGaraghan

Michaelle is an Emmy nominated film editor who has spent the past 12 years, collaborating with influential filmmakers such as Marc Smolowitz, Vivien Hillgrove, Pratibha Parmar and Jacqueline Olive. Her work has screened all over the world including, SXSW, PBS, MTV, and Disney+ and she is a Sundance Art of Editing fellow. Michaelle is drawn to stories that change our understanding of the present by examining our past and also stories that change our views of the past in the context of the present. Her goal is to work with filmmakers who have something new to say and are open to exploring innovative ways to say it through film. You can see her latest work Embrace the Panda: Making Turning Red on Disney+.

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Marcus Pun

Interested in TV and film from an early age. As a UC student (College of Natural Resources) and after, I haunted the UC Theater, often going 3-5 times a week for double features. My on campus job was camera and studio TD for the UC Television office. After graduation in 1979, I fell into a group of crazy people at Videowest in San Francisco. Learned production and post. Since then I have cut almost every kind of project except feature length films. Turned out I am a good story teller and while I love to see scenes play out, I turned out to be very good at condensing narratives. Have been editing corporate for the past 15 years. Projects mainly were customer story videos for social media, sizzles, promos and demos. I am an easy going and low drama kind of guy with a lot of patience. Very interested in all subjects, especially relating to history, science and environment. Current member AAAS and total geek.

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Michael X. Flores

Since earning his MFA from USC, Michael has worked as an editor on several films which have gained recognition in some of the most prestigious film festivals around the world. Some of his films include Nick Broomfield’s documentary Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival; Lisa and Laura Wilson’s documentary Last Will & Testament (2012), which was executive produced by Roland Emmerich; and Kimberly Bautista’s documentary Justice for My Sister (2012), which won Best Documentary at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. He also worked on Eddie Alcazar’s documentary Tapia (2013), which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, and on Neil Berkeley’s documentary Harmontown (2014), which premiered at South By Southwest. Recently, Michael edited Tommy O'Haver's film The Most Hated Woman in America for Netflix and Jason Kohn’s documentary Love Means Zero for Showtime. In addition to working as an editor, Michael is also a professor at DePaul University's School of Cinematic Arts.

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Matthew Sultan

Before pursuing his love for media-making, Matthew held jobs as a primate researcher, veterinary technician, bindery worker, and noodle house dishwasher. He is a filmmaking multi-hyphenate dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. In 2008, he earned an Emmy nomination while working as a Supervising Producer / Editor at Current Television. More recently, he earned an Emmy nomination for producing a digital series for Panera Bread. He has cut over 8 feature-length docs along with tons of tv, commercials, and branded content. In addition to editing, he works as a writer and consultant for films in various stages of post production. In 2017, Matthew edited the Netflix Original “Joshua: Teenager Vs. Superpower,” a feature-length documentary that picked up the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival. With strong roots in editorial, Matthew brings a birds-eye-view perspective to the projects he tackles. He enjoys teaching others and has led workshops on the topics of media literacy and citizen journalism. From the jungles of Colombia to the playa at Burning Man, he feels lucky for all of the adventures his career has afforded him. He is always interested in meaningful projects and doubly interested if the project involves travel. He lives in Los Angeles where he is a husband, father, and partner in the content creation studio OFFICIAL. FUN FACT: His sixth-grade soprano voice can be heard on several tracks in the film Home Alone, which may be one of his biggest accomplishments…ever.

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May Yam

An international award winning visual storyteller and a cultural anthropologist, May Yam brings her prowess to projects ranging from Primetime Emmy® -nominated news segments to Virtual Reality films focused on solving humanitarian problems. Among her many accolades is her win for Best Narrative Short, Best Cinematography and two Audience Choice Awards at Los Angeles & San Francisco Film Festivals. Her last documentary, Xmas Cake, which Ms. Yam directed, produced and edited, was nominated for Best Documentary Short at Tribeca Film Festival, and was distributed by Lunafest for year 2020. In addition to her long history as a judge for the Primetime Emmy®’s, her work has also been seen on such broadcast mediums as ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN and Lifetime. As CEO and founder of the film production house, MYStudios, May is dedicated to making films that inspire, educate and empower.

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Maya Lin Sugarman

I'm a freelance editor based in Los Angeles. I also a work in non-fiction audio as a writer and host. Previously, I led video at The Washington Post for The Lily, where I told critical stories about women, gender and intersectionality. My work at The Washington Post has been recognized by The Webby Awards, Webby for Good, the Online Journalism Awards and the Society of Publication Design. In 2019, I directed, shot and edited the 22-minute short documentary, “The Jessicas Are Turning 30,” a winner of PBS’ To The Contrary Film Festival, as well as an official selection in competition at the BendFilm Festival, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and more. It’s also a finalist for the Online Journalism Award for Digital Video Storytelling, Medium Form. Before joining The Post, I was a visual journalist at the National Public Radio Los Angeles affiliate KPCC where I produced visual content and oversaw visual editorial strategy. Before that, I worked as a staff photojournalist at newspapers throughout California. In addition to my work as an editor, I’m a also multidisciplinary artist working primarily in photography-based work. I have experience in printmaking, letterpress, ceramics and painting. I studied art at UCLA’s Department of Art.

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Mahdokht Mahmoudabadi

Mahdokht Mahmoudabadi is an Iranian-born, New York-based editor working with various production companies and award-winning directors like Barbara Kopple, Jehane Noujaim, Karim Amer, Kaveh Zahedi, Brian Knappenberger, HBO, Netflix, Hulu, Vice News, The New Yorker, Google, ART21, BRIC, PBS, ITVS, and History Channel and have screened at Sundance, TIFF, Tribeca, New York Film Festival, and at festivals internationally She brings her passion for storytelling and knowledge as a classically trained musician to every project she works on. Her last feature got into Marché du Film at Cannes. She is currently editing an HBO feature about incarcerated women.

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Miki Watanabe Milmore

Emmy Award winning editor, M. Watanabe Milmore ACE began her career in documentaries working as an assistant editor at Maysles Films in 1991. She has edited feature documentaries such as REBUILDING PARADISE directed by Ron Howard, METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER, PARADISE LOST: CHILD MURDERS AT ROBIN HOOD HILLS, and PARADISE LOST II: REVELATIONS directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH AUNT DIANE directed by Liz Garbus, NURSERY UNIVERSITY directed by Marc Simon and Matt Makar, PARTLY PRIVATE directed by Danae Elon, DOUBLETIME directed by Stephanie Johnes, THE VIRTUAL CORPSE and GRAY MATTER directed by Joe Berlinger, and SUITED directed by Jason Benjamin. In addition she has edited many programs and series including THE INNOCENCE FILES (Netflix) and DOGS (Netflix) directed by Roger Ross Williams, THE HILL (Sundance) directed by Ivy Meeropol, REMEMBERING MARSHALL: Thirty Years Later (ESPN) directed by Lillibet Foster, ICONOCLASTS (Sundance) and THE ROLLING STONE STATE OF THE UNION (ABC) directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, and docu-series BOSTON 24/7, HOOKING UP and NY MED for ABC. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Documentary branch), the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Picture Editor peer group), and American Cinema Editors.

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Mary Jirmanus Saba

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Monica Pinzon

Monica is a bilingual documentary editor based in Washington, DC. She has a background in science and a particular interest in nature, climate justice, and conservation stories. Monica has edited for media organizations like National Geographic, Smithsonian Channel, VOX, and Al Jazeera. Before completing her MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University, Monica spent her time in the jungles of her native Colombia, where she worked as a field biologist and researcher.

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Mariana Blanco

Mariana Blanco is a filmmaker born in Costa Rica and based in Los Angeles. As an editor, her feature length documentary work includes: THE BARKLEY MARATHONS (Austin Film Festival Audience Award, Hot Docs Top 20), I AM SUN MU (Salem Film Festival Best Editing, DMZ International premiere and showings at IDFA, DOC NYC, Human Rights Watch Film Festival), SHAKE THE DUST (Exec Produced by Nas), NEVER SURRENDER: A GALAXY QUEST DOCUMENTARY. Her short form editing work includes: TRANSFORMATION (Creative Arts Emmy Nominee) for MTV, as well as work for Nike, Chobani, Alicia Keyes, Janelle Monae, Red Bull and more. Her first word was iguana.

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Mari Keiko Gonzalez

Mari is an award-winning editor who worked at Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video and at Sony Music Studios until their doors closed in 2007. She has cut live performances, concerts and documentaries for many artists including: Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, Lauryn Hill, John Legend, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Billy Porter, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, The Judds, and Alicia Keys. In 2015 she edited the documentary, Live From New York!, which was the opening night film at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival; Jimmy Carter Rock and Roll President, which was the opening night film for the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival; and Tom Petty Somewhere You Feel Free, which won the audience award at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival, Best Documentary at the 2021 Boulder International Film Festival, and the PGA Award for Outstanding Televised or Streamed Motion Picture. Mari produced, directed and edited The Music Never Ends, about The Mambo Legends Orchestra, formerly The Tito Puente Orchestra which was supported by Latino Public Broadcasting and will air on PBS in 2023. She is currently editing a 4 part docuseries about James Brown directed by Deborah Riley Draper that will be released in 2023.

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Melissa Saucedo

I'm a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker from Mexico. I received the Fulbright Scholarship to study at Hunter College, CUNY, the MFA in Integrated Media Arts. The first film I edited (Los Carboneros) was awarded at the Monterrey International Film Festival in 2010. The last film I edited (Before David) received the James Aronson Award for Social Justice in Journalism in 2016.  I want to transition to a full-time documentary editor. Editing is what gives me more joy, satisfaction, and professional fulfillment than other areas of filmmaking. I love the intimacy with the story and its characters while crafting the film into a whole. The rhythm of visuals and sounds, the precision of a cut, a montage, and the correct transitions and pauses to render emotion. I'm passionate about nonfiction film in all its forms.

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Marina Luccioni

Interested in exploring human-environment relationships through documentary and experimental film. Corsican-Indonesian and grew up in SW London, UK. Website: www.theblueberry.rf.gd Instagram: @m.dewinara

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Maria Badia

Maria Badia is a Director and Editor from Barcelona based in New York for more than a decade, focused on non- fiction content with a strong journalistic background. She is passionate about art, social issues and intimate stories. She is an editor for several episodes of The American Theatre Wing’s Working in Theatre, an Emmy nominated documentary series that reveals theatre’s inner-workings. Among her projects are films for BBC, The Atlantic or Le Monde, as well as Discovery+ and Goldcrest Films. Last year, she was selected to be part of the Karen Schmeer Diversity in the Edit Room Program, which cultivates the careers of editors from diverse backgrounds and experiences working in the documentary field. She was a fellow at the Uniondocs Collaborative Studio, a documentary arts center which keeps inspiring her vision on new approaches on filmmaking.

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Meg Yoshida

Meg is a multilingual editor who edits documentary style videos in Japanese, Spanish and English. Her most recent clients include SONY and Duolingo. After over 10 years of experience as an editor, Meg is poised for many kinds of projects. She is obsessed with finding the perfect flow and rhythm in a piece, and believes firmly in the power of collaboration. She looks forward to working with you!

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Marisel Maldonado

My name is Marisel Maldonado. I currently work as a Digital Content Producer for the NBC affiliate news station in Bakersfield, CA. However, my goal is to break into the entertainment and documentary world. I work in a high-paced environment where it's crucial to always remain organized: ingesting, transcoding, logging, and archiving footage. I understand navigating the post-production process. I am skilled in non-linear editing, Adobe Premiere Pro, and photography. My passion is bringing stories to life- both behind the camera and in the editing room. I am a proud recipient of the 2020 national Edward R. Murrow Award for editing a podcast looking into the life of confessed killer Jaime Osuna, “The Man with a Thousand Faces.” I'm a talented editor with a lot of patience and can do great work for a company if given the chance.

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M'Daya Meliani

M'Daya Meliani is an editor based in LA whose career spans over 18 years in television and documentary film. Emmy-nominated for her work on the award-winning A&E docu-series Born This Way, her recent work includes Leena Yadav's documentary series "House of Secrets: the Burari Deaths" for Netflix, feature documentary "Groomed" (Discovery+), and short documentary "Bigger Than Us", which screened at the 2021 Reelabilities film festival. Previous work includes the short documentary Red Lake, which premiered at the 2016 LA Film Fest and was nominated for Best Short Documentary at the 2016 IDA awards. M'Daya had the pleasure of being a contributing editor at the 2019 Sundance Documentary Lab. A graduate of Hampshire College, her BA focused on post-colonial studies, creative writing, and film. Born in France to an Algerian father and an American mother, life-long cross-cultural musings have informed her artistic path. When she is not chasing after her little one, she is plotting to subvert the system one cut at a time.

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As a storyteller, I have focused my passion on telling human-interest stories through video editing, film production and writing within the nonprofit, documentary and educational sector. Through my creative experiences, I have gained both important creative content and technical knowledge while developing strong storytelling and organisational skills. Storytelling is at the heart of every film project I have been involved in. After graduating with a BA in fine arts (drawing and painting) and english literature, followed by a masters in photography all the while working on musical projects, I have quickly realised that film truly gathered everything I liked under one roof. After having had different creative roles for the past seven years, I decided to focus all my energy and time on video editing while constantly developing my skills. My passion is to use different artistic tools and create rich content to tell important stories that could have a meaningful impact in our world.

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Melanie Rosete

Hello! I am a Brooklyn born and raised filmmaker and editor. My passion for storytelling is based in the desire to explore intimate and authentic stories through my subjects. I believe filmmaking is an incredibly powerful tool in spreading empathy and understanding and I would love to work with anyone who feels the same way. My experience is primarily in documentary. I started as an editor for the Skin Deep, an award-winning media company that focuses on showing interpersonal relationships. I have worked as an editor for Let's Breakthrough, a non-profit Human Rights organization based in India. I am currently working as an assistant-editor for a PBS documentary series that's goal is to highlight the darker side of American history. For my personal work, my most recent film is a documentary about the intergenerational trauma passed down from the women in my family. My narrative before that was about an immigrant Mexican father throwing his daughter a quinceanera in their living room. My current project, Texture, is a docu-series consisting of 90 sec docs experimenting with the documentary form and exploring the intimacy and nuances of a person, a location, or a collective. Please feel free to check out my website and reach out to me if you'd like to work/collaborate together! I would to immerse myself in a group of other BIPOC artists looking to make meaningful work.

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Michelle Chang

I edit mostly independent doc features, but have also done a fair amount of short form work. I love stories that are a little messy and complicated, and keep me questioning! I have an affinity for cutting vérité driven work, and using intimate stories to have big thoughts.

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Manie Robinson

I have been fortunate to pursue my passion for storytelling through several roles— author, journalist, editor, speaker and educator. I enjoy editing, because it allows me to embrace the process even more than the finished product. That is especially rewarding in documentary filmmaking, because it presents the challenge and honor of capturing someone’s story, then crafting it in a way that captivates and moves an audience. From 2005 to 2019, I served as a sports reporter, columnist and video producer for The Greenville News and the USA Today Network. I produced, directed, hosted and edited six digital series for the outlet. My work earned more than a dozen South Carolina Press Association awards for video production, breaking news, enterprise reporting and opinion writing. In May 2019, I graduated from Wake Forest University with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Documentary Film. My first short documentary, “A Chip Off the Old Rock,” explored the vandalism of the Clemson football icon, Howard’s Rock. It was featured in the PBS web series "Reel South" and screened at the Reedy River Film Festival. I served as co-producer and editor on my first feature-length documentary, “Proper Pronouns,” which chronicles four transgender ministers in North Carolina. The film was an official selection of the New Orleans, Hot Springs, Cucalorus and Indie Grits film festivals. It was also selected for the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. In January 2020, I joined the faculty in the University of South Carolina Journalism School as its first Sports Media Instructor.

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Martinos Aristidou

Senior level editor with an emphasis in documentaries. Credits include projects for premium cable, streaming network & theatrical release. I take great pleasure in taking projects from the ground level to picture lock as a lead or solo editor. I love establishing a format and visual style for Season 1s and limited series. I'm experienced in working closely with high profile EPs and Network Execs, executing notes efficiently and finding creative solutions where there's seemingly insurmountable obstacles. US & EU Citizenship so I can work in both continents with no work permit issues. Open to travel and cut at your location.

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Michael Vargas

Michael Vargas is a director, DP, and editor with a diverse portfolio of projects that have taken him around the world. Based in Los Angeles, he creates compelling work that has racked up over 200 million views and counting. In addition, he is the co-founder of friendswelove.com, a production company of BIPOC artists bringing big ideas to life.

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Mer Al Dao

Mer is devoted to living poetically. Born in argentinien deserts, reborn in mexican mountains and uplifted in californian hotsprings, she followed her own quest for psychic freedom into the wild. Her art is at once existential, alive, subterranean and pleasurable. With subtle choices, she reveals the profoundity of alternative narratives subverting reality. Outside of the margins of capitalistic industrial filmmaking, she stands on a feminine stare, a pulsing heart, and a grounded experience in collaboration, creating original stories that support imagination liberation. She is highly skilled and experienced at directing, filming, and editing. Many of her films have been Internationally awarded by BlackStar film festival, EarthDay film festival, Dances with Films, Experimental Dance & Music film festival (among many other film festivals) and exhibited in the oldest museum of Mexico city. She co-created an intercultural women’s film collective called Republic of Light, made +80 short films and a feature surreal documentary film, all while living nomadically in a school bus through the americas for 4+ years. The creative field generated by living, dreaming, filming and editing in this way left a visceral imprint in Mer's way of storytelling. She responds to magic. Art is her means of transformation.

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Marcus Villagran

Hi! I'm Marcus Villagran, a Cambodian-Mexican American videographer and editor from Las Vegas, NV, with 4 years of experience shooting daily news and documentaries. Currently in Brooklyn, but looking for a new city this Summer 2022! I was a multimedia intern for Newsday in Long Island, New York in 2017 and a photojournalist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2018. I spent a year working on freelance documentary projects in a small rural community in Humboldt County, CA in 2019. Since 2017, I’ve been working as a multimedia shooter & editor with Green Our Planet, a non-profit conservation organization focused on garden-based STEM education. Because of the global pandemic, we created a series of curriculum-based educational videos for students called the Green Our Planet Virtual Academy. My goal? To bring light to meaningful stories in an honest and engaging way alongside other like-minded people. I like working on stories centered around gender & racial identity, environmental issues and social issues. Fun things! I have a lot of competitive energy which I channel through street soccer and a video game called Smash Bros.

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Maria Corrales

Hi! I'm an LA based assistant editor with experience in unscripted television and documentaries. I'm particularly drawn to music documentaries and cultural analysis pieces. Prior to pivoting to assistant editor work, I was a post production coordinator as well as a subtitle editor/translator for several Spanish language series. I was born in Cali, Colombia and grew up in the greater Boston area.

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Maral Satari

I'm a Brooklyn based editor/producer and have edited Eat This and Pop Americana for AJ+, Manimal Kingdom for Topic, and celebrity interviews for AARP amongst many other shorts/commercial/and corporate pieces. Looking for interesting stories to edit!

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Milenko Skoknic

I’m a Chilean-born video editor, assistant editor and post manager with experience in videogame post-production management, narrative, and documentary editing for shorts, institutional content and feature-length films. I'm also developing as a Online Colorist. JUSTICE (dir. Doug Liman), my latest released work as AE, premiered at Sundance '23. Other projects as Editor and Assistant Editor have been selected at DOC NYC, Palm Springs International FF and released via Hulu, Netflix, HBO MAX, and PBS. I have a MFA in Cinema from San Francisco State University.

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Maria Marrone

Maria Marrone is a Venezuelan-born filmmaker and photographer. Her work focuses deeply on identity politics, multiculturalism, and spirituality. She received her undergraduate degree from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and her master's from the London School of Oriental & African Studies. She has participated both in solo and group exhibitions with her photography. Her photo work has been featured in a series of publications including VICE and DazedDigital. Her films have also been featured in various festivals and she has worked as an editor on award-winning documentaries, as well as fashion films and commercials.

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Michelle Hanks

Hi there! I’m a video journalist by trade and relatively new to the documentary film space. One of my career goals is to lead edit a vérité feature length doc. Some of my passion project topics surround transracial adoption, racial solidarity and what it means to be Asian American in the south. I was drawn into video editing by the challenge and rewarding feeling of crafting a story.

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Mike Shen

A documentary editor for 20 years, Mike’s work has been recognized with two national Emmy nominations and a duPont-Columbia Award. Recent feature credits include ESPN 30 for 30: American Son (to be broadcast in 2023), Prognosis: Notes On Living (currently screening at festivals), and American Creed (PBS). Since 2012, Mike has taught documentary editing at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he holds a continuing appointment. Mike is also a story consultant and editing advisor for independent filmmakers. From 2012-2022, he served as senior editor at Citizen Film, an SF-based non-profit that collaborates with cultural institutions and community organizations to create films and online media.

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Markus Essien

I'm a story teller. Whether writing copy for clients like The World Bank or U.S. Postal Service; directing chamber operas; composing music for Vox Media; or editing narratives and documentaries, I enjoy crafting stories that entertain and illuminate. I am returning to editing after a many years away from the craft and keenly interested in stories that champion the underdog and challenge the status quo. Available immediately.

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Morningstar Angeline

Morningstar Angeline (they, she), born as Morningstar Angeline Wilson-Chippewa, is a queer Navajo, Chippewa, Blackfeet, Shoshone, and Latinx actor and filmmaker. Morningstar's directing filmography includes short films Seeds, Can't Have It Both Ways, and Yá’át’ééh Abiní, as well as the upcoming feature documentary, Borders. Currently in development is her narrative feature film debut, Rowdy by Nature. In addition, they have edited short films Seeds, Carrying the Fire and Language Keepers as well as several music videos. They are also a 2022 NBCU Launch New Mexico Directors Initiative and 2022 SFFILM Rainin Grant recipient, a fellow in the 2018 Sundance Indigenous Lab, 2022 Fourth World Indigenous Lab, and the 2020 Native American Feature Writers Lab. Most recently they are in post-production for two small documentary short films.

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Maria Luisa Santos

Maria Luisa Santos is a Costa Rican-Cuban filmmaker and editor. Her work has been shown in The New Yorker, SXSW, PBS, New Orleans FF, Femme Frontera, and Philadelphia Latino FF, amongst others.

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Malak AlSayyad

I'm a visual storyteller from Cairo, Egypt who fell in love with the art of editing. I believe in telling stories that make people think and feel in ways they don't expect. And to me, the edit room is where the magic really happens. I enjoy the generative processes of creating a language and breathing life into the film in the edit room, as much as I do the creative problem-solving that often opens doors to new layers of the story. I am fluent in Arabic, English and German and am currently based in NYC, where I am completing my Master's at Columbia Journalism School specializing in documentary. At the moment I am working on a personal documentary titled "I told you so" about living, loving and fighting with chronic pain. While in Berlin, Germany some of my freelance projects included documenting political demonstrations in Germany, creating Special Effects for an environmental sci-fi short and editing an experimental music video for an Arabic indie band. I was also the admin assistant at DOX BOX, a non-profit supporting documentary filmmakers from Africa and the Middle East, and the Social Media & Outreach coordinator for Elbarlament’s ‘Women Make Film’ Festival - Iraq. In my films, I want to focus on inequality, power and taboo, and the people and movements that challenge them. When I'm not making films, you’ll find me on the dance floor or swimming in the nearest body of water.

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Maria Gabriela Torres

Venezuelan documentary editor and filmmaker based in New York City, with a background in journalism and TV production. I am an interdisciplinary storyteller who is always seeking to turn non-fiction stories worth telling into films worth watching.

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Mainak Dhar

I have been editing in LA for almost a decade. I have worked as an AE for the initial 3 years. I have worked on web series , branded content, Short docs, Narrative features & most recently I'm editing my first documentary feature(for Brave New Films). I have worked at ATTN, Netflix, Viacom, Fullscreen among other companies.

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Malique Daniels

I am a freelancer based out of Brooklyn. My passion for editing began after I took a broadcasting elective my sophomore year of high school. Since then I've received my bachelors in Film & TV from Georgia State University in 2017, co-created a web series (Adultin') in 2019, and have assisted on 2 documentaries. I'm constantly learning new techniques and adding new flavors to my palette to create an efficient workflow and continue my growth in post-production. One of my many goals is to introduce more women to the art of editing and post-production to help invoke change in the film+tv industry.

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Mike Shum

Mike Shum (b. Denver, CO, 1985) is an independent filmmaker who specializes in documentary film and journalism. He started his career in video news reporting, producing for The New York Times, France 24, CNN, Time Magazine and National Geographic. In 2017, he made his first feature length documentary, Hondros, as producer and director of photography which was distributed by Netflix. He then transitioned into television collaborating with Al Jazeera’s Witness Series and PBS Frontline. Shum made his feature length directorial debut with Police on Trial, a PBS Frontline documentary that follows the city of Minneapolis in the 2 years after George Floyd’s murder. ​ As an Asian-American born to immigrant parents from Hong Kong, he looks to incorporate empathy and curiosity with the goal of challenging normative perspectives in the media landscape today.

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Mel Mel Sukekawa-Mooring

I’m a mixed Japanese/White nonbinary editor living on Tongva land in Los Angeles. I’m drawn to projects with untold and underrepresented stories, especially LGBTQIA+ history and memoirs. I love stories with complex storytellers and characters that don’t fit neatly inside societal boxes. Over the past decade I’ve worked across multiple genres and in varying roles including Amazon’s “Transparent”, FX’s “Reservation Dogs” and HBO’s “The Lady and The Dale.” I recently cut my first feature documentary film, "The Stroll" which premiered at Sundance 2023 and received a Special Jury Award for Clarity of Vision.

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