Cristina Balduin is an Italian Film and TV editor with 10 years of experience. Cristina started her professional career in Spain, where she attended the MA in Film Editing at the Barcelona National Film School (ESCAC) and she was mentored by award-winning editors Guillermo de la Cal, Luís de la Madrid and Ivan Aledo. In 2015 she moved to London, where she initially edited commercials, later shifting towards cinematic documentaries and films. 

Cristina is drawn to imaginative narratives and stories aimed at feeding curiosity. Over her career, she has worked on a diverse range of projects, spanning from spy shorts and dramas, investigative documentaries for broadcasters such as History Channel and National Geographic and experimental films. Cristina has recently completed additional editing on Vatican Girl, a gripping four-part Netflix series directed by Emmy winner Mark Lewis. Her other recent credits include ‘Ode’, an eye-catching short for BBC, ‘Beautiful in the morning’, a coming-of-age feature winner of the Sochi Special Jury Price, and ‘The Reveal’, the story of resilience of a paraplegic American veteran. Cristina’s work has been awarded at festivals around the world such as Open Toronto, Southampton International and the London Int’l Motion Picture Awards. She was also nominated for best editing at Southampton Film Festival for My Baby Shot Me Down, a tarantinian short film about domestic violence.

Originally from Italy, Cristina has lived in countries as different as Spain, England, and Peru. She believes that cultural diversity and a healthy work-life balance allow creativity to flourish, and she advocates for flexible ways of working. In addition to editing, Cristina also enjoys teaching, and she is a visiting lecturer at London South Bank University and filmmaking workshops for children. She currently lives in the UK and she is an associate governor of the British Film Editor Guild (BFE) as well as a member of BAFTA Crew and Ladies in Film and TV.

Film and TV editing, storytelling