In nonfiction filmmaking, the editor is the sculptor, the script writer and often the savior. They take hours and hours of raw footage and craft a narrative that gives life and resonance to the director’s vision. Here we acknowledge the editor’s prime role in the creative construction of documentary film. Previous winners in this category include Doug Abel, Jenny Golden and Andy Grieve for Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) (2008), Jinx Godfrey for Man on Wire (2009), Janus Billeskov-Jansen and Thomas Papapetros for Burma VJ (2010), Chris King and Tom Fulford for Exit Through the Gift Shop (2011), Gregers Sall and Chris King for Senna (2012) and T. Woody Richman and Tyler H. Walk for How to Survive a Plague.
Outstanding Achievement in Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Editing
Filmed over the course of five years, “First Cousin Once Removed” is Alan Berliner’s compassionate, yet unsettling portrait of Edwin Honig — distinguished poet, translator, critic, and teacher who died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. It is an unflinching essay …
Outstanding Achievement in Editing
Among the stranger remnants of the Watergate era are some 500 reels of Super 8 home movies created by aspiring – and conspiring – filmmakers named Haldeman, Ehrlichman and Chapin, which were confiscated and stored by the FBI. This recently …