Penelope Falk

Penelope Falk is best known for her work on Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work which won her an Excellence in Editing award at the Sundance Film Festival.  Other partial film credits include: Step (winner of the Sundance Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking, 2017), Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds (premiered Cannes Film Festival 2016, HBO 2017), Maidentrip (winner of the SXSW Audience Award), The New Public (winner of the Golden Cine Award), Smile Til It Hurts (premiered Slamdance Film Festival), Toots (premiered Tribeca Film Festival), Stagedoor (debuted at the New York Film Forum).  Partial TV film credits include: Marvin Hamlisch: What I Did For Love (American Experience), Election Day (POV), Unfinished Country (Wide Angle), and Afghan Stories (the Sundance Channel).


Maya Mumma

Maya Mumma began her career in the edit room of the Academy Award nominated documentary Restrepo, which won the 2010 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. Most recently, she was an editor on the Academy Award winning 7.5 hour documentary O.J.: Made in America for which she was honored with a Best Editing award from the LA Film Critics Association and an ACE Eddie Award. She has also edited the Emmy nominated films Which Way Is the Front Line From Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (HBO) and Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley (HBO), the Peabody Award winning Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (HBO), and A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers (TIFF 2015, PBS 2018). Originally from Oklahoma, Maya has a B.A. in Social Anthropology from Boston University and an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School.


Geoffrey Richman, ACE

Geoffrey Richman is the editor of Murderball, Sicko, and The Cove - the 2006, 2008, and 2010 Academy Award nominees for Best Feature Documentary, and Time Freak - the 2012 Academy Award nominee for Best Live-Action Short Film. The Cove went on to win the Academy Award, after becoming the first documentary to win all four guild awards (Producing, Directing, Writing, and Editing). At the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, Geoff was awarded a Special Jury Prize for Editing for his work on Murderball. Other documentary credits include God Grew Tired of Us, The Order of Myths, and Racing Extinction. Narrative film credits include Tony Kaye’s Detachment, Mike Birbiglia's Sleepwalk With Me and Don't Think Twice, and Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups. He most recently completed the Fisher Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio climate change doc Before the Flood, and Birbiglia's comedy special for Netflix, Thank God For Jokes. Geoff has also taught editing classes at the Editors Guild, NYU, and The Edit Center.


2016 MENTORS


Greg Finton, ACE

Greg Finton, ACE, has worked as an editor in film and television for more than twenty-five years. His credits include: He Named Me Malala (2016 BAFTA nominee; ACE Eddie nominee), American High (2001 Emmy Award), It Might Get Loud (2009 IDA nominee, 2009 Satellite Award nominee), Waiting For Superman (2011 AFI Award; 2011 ACE Eddie nominee; 2010 Sundance Audience Award), and The World According To Dick Cheney, which he also co-directed.


Pedro Kos

Pedro Kos is an award winning editor and director living in Los Angeles. Pedro edited Jehane Noujaim’s Academy Award and Spirit Award nominee, The Square which has also won the DGA and IDA Award for best Feature Documentary film, as well as the Documentary People’s Choice Award at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival. Pedro’s other work includes editing the Academy Award nominated documentary feature Waste Land, directed by Lucy Walker, for which he also won the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize for best documentary editing. The film went on to win Audience Awards at both the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival. Pedro also edited Ms. Walker’s The Crash Reel, which won the Audience Award at the 2013 South by Southwest Film Festival. Prior to that he edited Jon Shenk’s The Island President (2011 Toronto Film Festival Documentary People’s Choice Award winner). Additional past work from Pedro includes Elemental, directed by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee and Gayatri Roshan and Freida Mock’s Sing China!, on both of which he also served as 2nd Unit Director.  In 2008, Pedro was the 2nd unit director on Jessica Sanders’ March Of The Living.Pedro was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and raised both there and in New York City and Miami, Florida. He received his B.A. in Theater Directing from Yale University.


Kim Roberts, ACE

Kim Roberts, ACE is an Emmy-winning editor of feature documentaries. Her recent work includes The Hunting GroundAmerican Revolutionary: the Evolution of Grace Lee BoggsWaiting for 'Superman' (Paramount), Food, Inc. (nominated for a 2010 Oscar®), Autism the Musical (HBO), and Inequality for All (Radius). Kim won an Emmy for Autism the Musical, her third nomination. She was also nominated for an Eddie award for Food, Inc. and Waiting for ‘Superman’ from the American Cinema Editors. Her other films include: Oscar nominees and Sundance Grand Jury Prize winners Daughter from Danang and Long Night’s Journey Into Day; Last Call at the Oasis (Participant); Two Days in October (Peabody and Emmy winner ’06); Made in L.A. (Emmy winner ’09); The Fall of Fujimori (Sundance ’05); Lost Boys of Sudan (Independent Spirit Award ’04); Daddy & Papa (Sundance), and A Hard Straight (Grand Prize, SXSW). Kim received her Masters Degree in Documentary Film Production from Stanford University, where she won a Student Academy Award.


2015 Mentors:

Bob Eisenhardt, ACE / Matthew Hamachek / Toby Shimin

2014 Mentors:

Jonathan Oppenheim / David Teague / Jean Tsien, ACE

2013 MENTOR:

Christopher Tellefsen, ACE

2012 MENTOR:

Kate Amend, ACE

2011 MENTORS:

Geoff Bartz, ACE / Jean Tsien, ACE