DR NIKKI
COMNINOS
(S.A.G.E.)

I have been in the industry for 17 years, working in genres ranging from documentary to drama, reality, advertising, news, corporate, lifestyle, wildlife and shorts.  In the latter half of my career I have focused on documentary, a genre I find compelling and rewarding. During my time working in documentary for local and international channels, streamers, and independent release, I have finely honed my storytelling skills and have become a narrative problem solver and adept story doctor. In 2022 I was recognised by the American Cinema Editors (ACE) as an experienced and well-established editor as part of their International Partnership. The projects I have worked on as editor have been consistently awarded both local and international prizes and have screened all over the world. At this year’s South African Film and Television awards I was nominated for best documentary editor twice, for doc feature, Murder In Paris, and doc series, Devilsdorp. Amongst other SAFTA nominations and awards for films I have edited, I have also been personally awarded two SAFTAs for editing (for documentary in 2011 and for drama in 2015) as well as a third nomination for documentary short editing in 2016. In 2021, I won best editing at the Beirut Shorts Film Festival for Cause of Death, an experimental short about femicide. The film was also awarded Best Film at the Vienna Shorts Film Festival qualifying it for the Academy Awards. In 2014 I was awarded the South African Editors Guild (S.A.G.E.) acronym for distinguished editors. I was selected as one of 6 directors for the Encounters Documentary Filmmaking Lab in 2007. In 2006 I was selected to attend the Berlin Talent Campus and in 2005 for the Sithengi Talent Campus. To add to my professional experience I have a strong academic background giving me a critical thinking approach to my work. In 2015 I completed my Ph.D. focusing on home video, personal history and memory. I have worked at universities like Wits and ADFA and I was also the training manager for Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking. I am a swift and collaborative editor, earning the nickname comrade supercuts :)

LET'S WORK TOGETHER: CONTACT ME

nikkicomninos@gmail.com

+27 83 270 8767