Nikki Comninos is a professional working in the industry as an editor and a director, but also someone with a hunger for adventure and interesting working environments.
In 2022 she was recognised by the American Cinema Editors (ACE) as an experienced and well-established editor as part of their International Partnership. The projects she has worked on as editor have been consistently awarded both local and international prizes and have screened all over the world. At this year's South African Film and Television awards she was nominated for best documentary editor twice, for doc feature, Murder In Paris, and doc series, Devilsdorp. Amongst other SAFTA nominations and awards for films she has edited, she has also been personally awarded two SAFTAs for editing (for documentary in 2011 and for drama in 2015) as well as a third nomination for documentary short editing in 2016. In 2021, she won best editing at the Beirut Shorts Film Festival for Cause of Death, an experimental short about femicide. The film was also awarded Best Film at the Vienna Shorts Film Festival qualifying it for the Academy Awards. In 2014 I was awarded the South African Editors Guild (S.A.G.E.) acronym for distinguished editors. To add to her professional experience she has a strong academic background giving her a critical thinking approach to her work. In 2015 she completed my Ph.D. focusing on home video, personal history and memory.
Her experience extends to documentary, drama, reality, commercials, and short film.