Sewra G Kidane is a renowned Creative Commercial Film Editor, working with fashion and beauty brands such as Creme of Nature, Estée Lauder, Herring & Herring, and Ooshie. She has an innate ability with her editing style, elevating the quality of the footage, whether its high budget beauty rushes, gritty digital handheld material, or found media and transforming it from a raw concept into a stylized spot. A native New Yorker and a graduate of Emerson College, Boston, Ms. Kidane is currently based in New York City. Along with cutting client work and directing fashion films, she also teaches “Fashion + Film” at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
Ms. Kidane is also the highly acclaimed Director and Editor of the award-winning fashion film, “Punctuation Proclamation”. The film has been featured in various national media outlets and has been named on Forbes’ list of “The 12 Best Fashion Films” along with winning several awards, including “Best Visual Moving Art”, “Best Short Film” and “Best Glam Fashion Film”. Noticing a lack of Black fashion, glamour, and beauty being shown and celebrated, particularly in the fashion film world, Ms. Kidane decided to create her own lane. Her vision combined with her meticulous artistry has allowed her to pave a new style of fashion films. Ms. Kidane is currently in post on her strikingly dynamic follow-up fashion film “As Above”, which is loosely based on the 2nd Law of The Universe; The Law Correspondence, ‘As Above, So Below’.
Awards For “Proclamation Punctuation”
2017 / The People’s Film Festival / Best Editor
2017 / Paris Art and Movie Awards / Best Visual Moving Art
2017 / The DC Black Film Festival / Best Experimental Film
2017 / Reel Sisters Film Festival / Best Experimental Film
2017 / Silicon Valley African Film Festival / Best Diaspora Narrative Short
2018 / The Taste Awards / Stylemaker Award
2018 / The Langston Hughes African-American Film Festival / Best Short Film
2018 / Festival International du Film Pan African Cannes / Best Short Film
2018 / Diversity In Cannes / Best Editing
2018 / Diversity In Cannes / Director’s Choice Award
2018 / Los Angeles Fashion Film Festival / Best Glam Fashion Film
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