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

EDITOR . DIRECTOR . AD-HOC LECTURER

I have been in the industry for 16 years, working in genres ranging from documentary to drama, reality, advertising, news, corporate, lifestyle, wildlife and shorts. Many of the projects I have worked on as editor have been awarded local and international prizes and have screened all over the world. Most recently, in January 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 Short at the Vienna Shorts Films Festival qualifying it for the Academy Awards.  I have also been personally awarded two South African Film and Television Awards for editing (one in documentary in 2011 and one in drama in 2015) as well as a third nomination for documentary short editing in 2016. 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 various academic institutions including Wits, ADFA and as 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