Chiara Armentano


Originally from Italy, I started my career in academia as a film history and theory scholar at the University of Bologna, where I gained a PhD with a thesis on the postmodern narrative elements of American horrors. I subsequently moved to the United States, where I studied 16mm filmmaking at the University of Southern California and film editing at the Edit Center in New York City. In the UK, I gained an MA in Filmmaking, with a specialty in Editing, at Goldsmiths University of London.


My film work as a director has been shown at festivals around the world, gaining formal recognition in the US, Italy, the UK, and Ukraine.


My credits as film editor include short films (narrative and experimental), music videos, and medium and feature length documentaries. Recent credits as film editor include the experimental documentary Ming of Harlem. 21 Storeys in the Air, directed by artist and filmmaker Phillip Warnell. The film, which received the prestigious Prix Georges Beauregard at FID Marseille 2014 and was screened at the 52nd New York Film Festival in October 2014, is now travelling the main festival circuit. I have been selected for Berlinale Talents at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival 2018 and I am also a member of BAFTA Crew 2018 in London.


I am based in London, where I work as a freelance editor. My stylistic inclination is to cut for emotional affect and density, with constant attention paid to rhythm and pacing. I am committed to give any project a cinematic look, the reason why I love my job. I am motivated to work alone or as part of a team, and enjoy nurturing creative relationships with directors and other members of the crew.