Kristina Motwani

Work Experience

Kristina Motwani Editorial
Freelance Video Editor, Producer and Videographer ● June 2008 – Present 
University of Berkeley- Journalism School
Special Teacher ● September 2019 - Current
Edit teacher for Journalism Graduate School program, instructing on documentary and news editing.

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 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.

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
2021 Sundance Jonathan Oppenheim Edit Award winner.
2021 IFF Boston Karen Schmeer Excellence in Documentary Editing award winner.
2020 BAVC Mentor. 
2019 DOC NYC 40 under 40 honoree. 
2018 SFFilm FilmHouse Resident.
2017 BAVC National MediaMaker Fellow.
Nominated for a regional Emmy award.
Received awards from the SF Press Club, the Tellys and the Society for Professional Journalism. 
Judge for the News and Doc Emmy Awards. 
Member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia, a group of women of color who work in Documentary film.

Technical Skills
Video Editing and Graphics: Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, CatDV.  Mac and PC.

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