Kristina Motwani
{608} 334-3921 ● kristina.motwani@gmail.com 

Work Experience

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Teacher - Special Programs ● October 2019 - Present
Teacher of editing to first and second year graduate students in the Journalism Documentary program.


Al Jazeera - AJ+
Video Editor ● December 2014 - December 2018
In house editor for AJ+ Short Docs, a collection of documentaries from around the world published on Al Jazeera’s online network, AJ+. Received awards from SF Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, Tellys  and Nominated for Regional Emmy Award.


Discovery Digital Networks
Video Editor ● November 2012- November 2014
In house editor for DNews, a daily science news show with over 900,000 subscribers and branded content for Sony and Element14. Received both Stellar Star and DLighter awards.


Kristina Motwani Editorial
Freelance Video Editor, Producer and Director ● June 2008 – Present 
Clients include:
The United Nations, Jazz Ventures, Onyx and Ash, Clear Card, Groundswell Productions, Runaway Films, Northcutt Productions, Trust Women Productions, The Wisconsin Coordinating Council on Nicaragua, Gunshop, Better Propaganda, Chipotle, Sony and Verizon.
Projects include:
The Most Fearless - Feature Documentary - Editor  Currently in post production.

Fruits of Labor - Feature Documentary and Short - Editor  Short premiered on The Guardian, feature currently in post production.

Midnight Traveler - Feature Documentary - Editor   Premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, winner of the Special Jury Prize, national broadcast on POV on PBS.

What Happened to Amos? - Feature Documentary - Producer/Director/Editor  Currently in production.

First Friday  - Feature Documentary - Video Editor  Nationally broadcast on the World Channel.

An Honest Liar  - Feature Documentary - Assistant Editor  Premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Film Festival, winner of the AFI Audience Award for Best Feature.

After Tiller  - Feature Documentary - Assistant Editor   Premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Winner of 2015 Emmy award for Best Documentary Film.  Nominated for Best Documentary - Independent Spirit Awards.


Independent Television Service
Series Editor, Staff Editor, Production Coordinator ● September 2009 – November 2012
In house editor for Emmy Award winning PBS broadcast television series Independent Lens, Global Voices and FUTURESTATES.  


Charter Media 
Post-Production Coordinator ● September 2006 - June 2008
Liaison between producers in the field and the editing staff.

Awards and Memberships
2019 DOCNYC 40 under 40 honoree
2018 SFFilm FilmHouse Resident
2017 BAVC National MediaMaker Fellow 
Judge for News & Doc Emmy Awards
Brown Girls Doc Mafia Member


Education
Bachelor of Science- Art, Video and Photography - University of Wisconsin 2006



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