Artists in Residence

The Artist-in-Residence Program is a core component of Manhattan Edit Workshop's Six Week Art of Editing Course. Top film editors join the class to screen and discuss their work, while students share their edits for comments and critique.

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Sabine Hoffman

Sabine Hoffman, ACE, began her journey to becoming a film editor in Berlin,studying art, philosophy and film history. In the United States, she has edited independent feature films for over 12 years, including Rebecca Miller’s films Personal Velocity (Sundance Grand Jury Award and Best Cinematography winner and also the winner of the John Cassavettes Award), and The Ballad of Jack and Rose (starring Daniel Day Lewis). She edited Morgan J. Freeman's Desert Blue and Hurricane Streets (which won the Audience, Best Director and Best Cinematography awards at the Sundance Film Festival), Alex Sichel's All Over Me (a Teddy Award winner at the Berlin Film Festival), The Day the Ponies Come Back, directed by Jerry Schatzberg (also director of Panic in Needle Park) and Harlem Aria (winner of three Audience Awards : Urban World Film Festival in NYC, the Chicago International Film Festival, as well as the Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival), directed by William Jennings, starring Damon Wayans and Gabriel Casseus.

Other credits include Brother to Brother (winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, the Gordon Parks Award, the Grand Jury, Audience and Best Actor awards at Outfest, and the Showtime Vanguard award) ,Saving Face, directed by Alice Wu (starring Joan Chen) and Off the Black, directed by James Ponsoldt, starring Nick Nolte. Sabine has also edited numerous documentary films, including the Academy Award nominated Ferry Tales, directed by Katja Esson, as well as The Party is Over, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Thomas Allen Harris. She has served as a consultant and story advisor on numerous productions, most recently on playground, a documentary directed by Libby Spears, produced by Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney. Ms. Hoffman edited Rebecca Miller’s latest feature film The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (starring Robin Wright Penn, Keanu Reeves, Julianne Moore and Wynona Ryder), An Invisible Sign of my Own, directed by Marilyn Agrelo ("Mad Hot Ballroom"), starring Jessica Alba, Chris Messina and J.K. Simmons, and most recently "The Dry Land", directed by Ryan Piers Williams, starring America Ferrara and Melissa Leo.

Hoffman serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia University and founded the Editing Award for feature and documentary narratives at the Woodstock Film Festival in 2004.

Please click here to read our Manhattan Edit Workshop Artist in Residence spotlight on Sabine Hoffman.