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Toby Shimin


Editor, The Quilters and One South: Portrait of a Psych Unit

Editor Toby Shimin began her film career as a sound editor and switched to picture editing when she cut The Children’s Storefront, which was nominated for an Academy Award. Since then, she has edited numerous films that have premiered at Sundance, including Peabody Award-winning How to Dance in Ohio, A Leap of Faith, Martha & Ethel, Miss America, and Everything’s Cool. Her Sundance Audience Award-winning films include Out of the Past, This Is Home, which was also nominated for an Emmy award, and Buck, which was short-listed for an Academy Award. In 2020, Toby received an Emmy Award for Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops. The Return of Tanya Tucker: Featuring Brandi Carlile won the 2022 Audience Award at its SXSW premiere, and Pay or Die received the 2023 Cinema for Peace Dove Award in Berlin. Toby is thrilled to have two films premiering at the 2024 DC/DOX Festival – The Quilters and One South: Portrait of a Psych Unit. She has served as a mentor for the Edit and Story Labs at the Sundance Institute and Chicken & Egg and is on the advisory boards of the Full Frame Film Festival and The Jacob Burns Film Center.