Her Name in Lights

Editors were almost never given front screen credit until the 1960’s when some editors (like Dede Allen) did such remarkable work that it wasn’t possible to continue relegating their contribution to the back end of the film. Consequently, I created a CUT TO page about getting credit where credit is due.
Later on, I had to find screen credits for Françoise Collin because there are no available photographs of her.
And there are some who dispute the centrality of Elizaveta Svilova’s role in the making of Man with a Movie Camera, perhaps in part due to her screen credit (authored by Vertov?).
And while doing another CUT TO section, I discovered that many of the films directed by Jean Rouch have no on-screen credits, so I found ones which named each of the seventeen women editors who collaborated with him.
Finally, while doing another CUT TO section about the women who collaborated with the Maysles, I made a page of screen credits about the films they directed independently of their work with the brothers.
But why stop there?
I loved seeing their names on the big screen, so I created this gallery to showcase many more.
A few notes:
I haven’t distinguished between front and back screen credits.
The screen credits are listed alphabetically by the last name of the editor (or in the case of multiple editors, then it’s by the first woman of the team.)
These are only for the “Main Editors” because a screen credit for the “Filmmakers who Edit” is implicit; we know their names as the makers/directors….
This page is ever-expanding. I will be adding more, and if you send me a high-res screenshot of one from your favorite film by one of the editors on the website, along with the caption info, I’ll add it in.

“Bonnie and Clyde” (1967) — Directed by Arthur Penn — Edited by Dede Allen
“Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” (2000) — Directed by Mark Jonathan Harris — Edited by Kate Amend
“Camp de Thiaroye” (1988) — Directed by Ousmane Sembene and Thierno Faty Sow — Edited by Kahena Attia-Riveill
“Honey and Ashes” – “Miel et cendres” (1996) – Directed by Nadia Fares – Edited by Kahéna Attia (as Kahna Attia-Riveille)
“Faat Kiné” (2001) — Directed by Ousmane Sembene — Edited by Kahena Attia Riveil
“Chronique d’un été”—”Chronicle of a Summer” (1960) — Directed by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin — Edited by Jean Ravel, Néna Baratier and Françoise Collin (not Colin)
“Molière” (1978) — Directed by Ariane Mnouchkine — Edited by Françoise Beloux
“Wild” (2016) — Directed by Nicolette Krebitz — Edited by Bettina Böhler
“Tirez sur le pianiste” — “Shoot the Piano Player” (1960) — Directed by François Truffaut — Edited by Claudine Bouché and Cécile Decugis
“Jules et Jim” – “Jules and Jim” (1962) – Directed by François Truffaut – Edited by Claudine Bouché
“Waging a Living” (2005) — Directed by Pamela Harris, Frances Reid, Eddie Rosenstein, and Roger Weisberg — Edited by Sandra Christie, Lewis Erskine, and Christopher White
“Une femme mariée” — “A Married Woman” (1964) — Directed by Jean-Luc Godard — Edited by Andrée Choty, Françoise Collin, Agnès Guillemot, and Gérard Pollicand
“The Last Emperor” (1987) — Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci — Edited by Gabriella Cristiani
“Yeelen” — “Brightness” (1987) — Directed by Souleymane Cissé — Edited by Andrée Davanture
“Ma nuit chez Maud” — “My Night at Maud’s” (1969) — Directed by Éric Rohmer — Edited by Cécile Decugis and Christine Lecouvette
“Jaws” (1975) – Directed by Steven Spielberg – Edited by Verna Fields
“Contempt” – “Le mépris” (1963) – Directed by Jean-Luc Godard – Edited by Agnès Guillemot (The production credits are spoken as voiceover, so ordinarily one doesn’t see the names on screen; this is a Spanish subtitled version.)
“Diary of a Chambermaid” (1964) — Directed by Luis Buñuel — Edited by Louisette Hautecouer
“El Diablo Nunca Duerme” — “The Devil Never Sleeps” (1994) — Directed by Lourdes Portillo — Edited by Vivien Hillgrove
“The Piano Player” – “Gloomy Sunday – Ein Lied von Liebe und Tod” (1999) – Directed by Rolf Schübel – Edited by Ursula Höf
“Das kurze Leben des José Antonio Gutierrez” — “The Short Life of José Antonio Gutierrez” (2006) — Directed by Heidi Specogna — Edited by Ursula Höf
“Grey Gardens” (1976) – Directed by Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer, Albert Maysles and David Maysles – Edited by Ellen Hovde, Muffie Meyer and Susan Froemke
“Fanny och Alexander” — “Fanny and Alexander” (1982) — Directed by Ingmar Bergman — Edited by Sylvia Ingemarsson (Ingemarsdotter)
“The Hurt Locker” (2008) – Directed by Kathryn Bigelow – Edited by Chris Innis, ACE and Bob Murawski, ACE
“The Piano” (1993) — Directed by Jane Campion — Edited by Veronika Jenet
“Mavi Dalga” — “The Blue Wave” (2013) — Directed by Zeynep Dadak and Merve Kayan — Edited by Çiçek Kahraman
“Daughters of the Dust” (1991) – Directed by Julie Dash – Edited by Amy Linton and Joseph Burton
“Down by Law” (1986) – Directed by Jim Jarmusch – Edited by Melody London
“La belle noiseuse” (1991) – Directed by Jacques Rivette – Edited by Nicole Lubtchansky
“Fragile est notre monde” (1971) — Directed by Jean Calvet — Edited by Josée Matarasso
“Jumeogi unda” — ”Crying Fist” (2005) — Directed by Seung-wan Ryoo — Edited by Nayeong Nam
“Making of a Maestro” (2010) — Directed by Meena Narayan — Edited by Bina Paul
“Prêt-à-Porter” — “Ready to Wear” (1994) — Directed by Robert Altman — Edited by Suzy Elmiger and Geraldine Peroni
“Le Fantôme de la Liberté” — ”The Phantom of Liberty” (1974) — Directed by Luis Buñuel — Edited by Hélène Plemiannikov
“Food, Inc.” (2008) – Directed by Robert Kenner – Edited by Kim Roberts, ACE
“The Hunting Ground” (2015) — Directed by Kirby Dick — Edited by Douglas Blush, Derek Boonstra, and Kim Roberts, ACE
“Das Leben der Anderen” — “The Lives of Others” (2006) — Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck — Edited by Patricia Rommel
“A Chance to Dress” (2015) — Directed by Alice Dungan Bouvrie — Edited by Bernice Schneider
“Enamorada” (1946) – Directed by Emilio Fernández – Edited by Gloria Schoemann
“Gitmek: Benim Marlon ve Brandom” — “Gitmek: My Marlon and Brando” (2008) — Directed by Hüseyin Karabey — Edited by Mary Stephen
“Chelovek s kino-apparatom” — “Man With a Movie Camera” (1929) — Directed by Dziga Vertov — Edited by Elizaveta Svilova
“Silences of the Palace” — “Samt el qusur” (1994) — Directed by Moufida Tlatli — Edited by Moufida Tlatli
“Rust and Bone” – “De rouille et d’os” (2012) – Directed by Jacques Audiard – Edited by Juliette Welfling
“Das weiße Band – Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte” — “The White Ribbon” (2009) — Directed by Michael Haneke — Edited by Monika Willi
“It’s Up To You” (1943) — Directed by Henwar Rodakiewicz — Edited by Elizabeth Wheeler
“Last Night We Attacked: A Photographic Record of Fighting Resistance in Palestine” (1947) — Directed by Larry Ravitz — Edited by Elizabeth Wheeler
“The 400 Blows” – “Les quatre cents coups” (1959) – Directed by François Truffaut – Edited by Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte, Cécile Decugis and Michèle de Possel