About the Author

Niels Pagh Andersen Danish Film editor (b. 1958)   

Niels Pagh Andersen started his career as an assistant in fiction film when he was 16 years old. Since 1979 he has worked as a film editor and has edited more than 250 widely different films. 

Among them the fiction films The Pathfinder (Academy Award Nominee) and Everlasting Moments  (Golden Globe Nominee), and the documentaries The Act of Killing and The look of Silence (both Academy Award Nominees). 

Besides his work as an editor, Andersen lectures and teaches at workshops, film festivals, film schools and universities around the world and also works as a supervising editor.  

In 2005, Andersen won the prestigious Danish lifetime achievement award, The Roos Prize, for his outstanding achievements in documentary filmmaking.  

In 2012, he became Professor in Editing at The Norwegian Film School. 

Andersen is a founding member of Rough Cut Service, a network of international editors with a focus on strengthening editing in documentary films and the role of the editor. 



Filmmaking tips from Niels Pagh Andersen (IDFAcademy Summer School)

The Art of Editing Docs (Storydoc)

Conversation with Niels Pagh Andersen (Documentary Resource Initiative)  

Watch the conversation here (available with Vimeo login):

Conversation with Niels Pagh Andersen and Joshua Oppenheimer (Documentary of the Imagination research project)