Toby Shimin


EDITOR TOBY SHIMIN began her film career as a sound editor, where she worked on such projects as Fire from the Mountain and Working Girls, which won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. She switched to picture editing in 1988 when she cut The Children's Storefront, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject Documentary. Since then, she has cut numerous films that have been accepted at Sundance, including A Leap of FaithMartha and Ethel, and Out of the Past, which won an Audience Award. In 2011, BUCK won the Audience Award at Sundance and was short-listed for the 2012 Academy Awards. Toby has cut several diverse projects for PBS, including AIDS Warriors for the 2003 season of Wide Angle and two projects for American Experience: Miss America, which premiered at Sundance in 2002; and Seabiscuit, for which she was nominated a 2003 Emmy. More recently she edited episode two of the Emmy-nominated Reporting America at War,  Three of Hearts: A Post-Modern Family, which premiered in September 2004 at the Toronto Film Festival, and Two Square Miles which was part of the 2006 Independent Lens series on PBS, Everything's Cool, premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and her latest project, A Sea Change has won several festival awards including the 2010 NOAA Environmental Hero award and continues to screen internationally. Her most recent project, Mothers Of Bedford premiered at Hot Docs and she has two projects currently in post production.

Toby is a principal of Dovetail Films, which she co-founded with Dina Guttmann in 2001. She studied film at Hampshire College, where she earned a Bachelors of Arts. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.



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