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 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 fictional films, documentaries for broadcasters such as History Channel, Netflix, and National Geographic, and advertising campaigns for brands like Mastercard, Mandarin Oriental, and British Gas. Her recent editing 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. She also recently completed additional editing on a gripping four-part Netflix series directed by Emmy winner Mark Lewis, which will be released this autumn. 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, while the branded content she cut for Ogilvy & Mather has been featured in Campaign magazine as one of the top 10 advertising campaigns of the year. Cristina 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 Connect/Crew and Ladies in Film and TV.