Cristina Balduin is a video editor with 10 years of experience creating content for production companies, broadcasters, and brands.
Cristina discovered her passion for stories during an Italian hot summer, devouring adventure books. But it was just later, at the University of Padova, where she developed an interest in Film and earned an MA in Media and Communication with a thesis on her interviews with cinematographer and 6 times Goya winner Javier Aguirresarobe (The Others, Blue Jasmine, etc).
After graduating, Cristina moved to Spain to become an editor: there she attended the MA in Film Editing at the Barcelona Film School (ESCAC) and was mentored by Spanish award-winning editors Luís de la Madrid and Ivan Aledo, known for working with directors as Brad Anderson and Julio Medem. After relocating to London in 2015, Cristina worked as in-house senior editor at TVF Media, and since 2018, she works as a freelancer.
Cristina believes in filmmaking as a powerful tool to foster imagination and feed curiosity. Over her career, she has edited a diverse range of projects, spanning from fictional films, documentaries and shorts for broadcasters as History Channel, Netflix, and BBC2, and advertising campaigns for brands like Mandarin Oriental, Mastercard, and British Gas.
Cristina was nominated in the best editor category at Southampton International Film Festival for her work on My Baby Short Me Down, a Tarantinian experimental film about domestic violence. The films she edited have also been awarded at festivals around the world like Open Toronto and Sochi International, while the branded content she cut for Ogilvy & Mather has been featured in Campaign magazine as one of the top 10 advertising campaigns of 2016.
Cristina is drawn to investigative stories that bring a fresh perspective and fictional films that experiment with the narrative and likes working with the director in crafting nuances in rhythm and tone. Cristina also directs character-driven short documentaries aimed at inspiring change. She enjoys teaching and she is a visiting lecturer at the MA in Film Editing at London South Bank University.