Nyneve Laura Minnear



NYNEVE LAURA MINNEAR is an award-winning film editor and producer. Her recent feature-length work includes 306 HOLLYWOOD - SUNDANCE 2018, the first documentary to premiere in the NEXT section for Innovative Filmmaking, airing on PBS-POV in 2019; (T)ERROR - winner of a SUNDANCE 2015 Special Jury Award, an EMMY for Outstanding Investigative Documentary and a Grand Jury Award at Full Frame. FARMER/VETERAN, ITVS funded and premiering on PBS-Independent Lens in 2017. GIRL WITH BLACK BALLOONS, winner of a Grand Jury Prize at DOCNYC and chosen "Best of Fest" at its premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival. THE LULU SESSIONS, which screened at over 20 festivals worldwide, winning six Best Documentary awards. Nyneve began her career in documentaries working on productions for PBS-FRONTLINE and NOVA. She was an editor/producer for DAN RATHER REPORTS for over three years where her segments won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, multiple awards from the Newswomen's Club of NY and where in 2011, Nyneve was named one of “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” by Women’s eNews for a segment on child sex trafficking. She has been a fellow at the Sundance Documentary Edit Lab and two IFP Edit Labs, has shared her experience as a guest speaker and panel participant, and a mentor as part of the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media at Johns Hopkins University. Based in Brooklyn, Nyneve holds a B.S. in Zoology and planned to be an evolutionary biologist, but eventually found the human species even more captivating. When she's not making films, she's studying philosophy, dancing Salsa and Gaga, learning languages, playing drums, and working on her own evolution.


Feature Documentaries —


306 Hollywood

2018 Editor, Writer, 86 mins

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2018 First Documentary to premiere in the NEXT Section for Innovative filmmaking. Winner of Audience Award for Best Pitch at Hot Docs Forum 2017. Featured project in the IFP Documentary Lab 2016, IFP Film Week 2016. Oscar winning producer Laokoon Filmgroup. 



2015 Editor 84 mins

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE at SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2015. GRAND JURY PRIZE at Full Frame Film Festival. Broadcast Premiere on Independent Lens 2016 for which it won an EMMY. Nominated for Best Documentary at Independent Spirit Awards. CPH:DOX F:ACT Award (special mention). Best Documentary at Dallas Video Fest. IDA Emerging Filmmaker Award. Paste Magazine's 2nd Best Documentary of the Year 2015. Newsweek declared it "One of the best documentaries of 2015". Sundance Edit Lab 2014, IFP Edit Lab 2014. 


Girl With Black Balloons

2010 Editor, Co-Writer, Co-Producer, 59 mins

Winner of GRAND JURY PRIZE at DOCNYC 2011. World Premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival in which it was selected for "Best of Fest" additional screenings. Opening night film at IFC Stranger Than Fiction Series, NY, NY. Dallas Video Fest Special screening. Official Selection at Carnegie Melon International Film Festival.


The LuLu Sessions

2011 Editor, Co-Writer, Co-Producer, 84 mins

Winner of BEST DOCUMENTARY & Emerging Director Awards at DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival. Winner of Emerging Director Award at Asian American International Film Festival, NYC. Winner Audience Award for Best Documentary at Chicago LGBT Film Festival. Winner of Special Jury Award at San Diego Asian Film Festival. Second Place Audience Award at Toronto LGBT Film Festival. Opening Night film at Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Nominated for Grand Jury Awards at LA Asian Pacific and Boston LGBT Film Festivals. Nominated for Best Documentary Award at Mix Copenhagen Film Festival. Screenings around the world including Taipei, Paris, Jakarta, and Auckland. Broadcast Premiere on PBS-America ReFramed.  




2016 Editor 79 mins

Broadcast premiere on PBS-INDEPENDENT LENS 2017. Winner of BEST DOCUMENTARY Awards at Brooklyn Film Festival and Charlotte Film Festival. Southern Stories Jury Prize from Hot Springs Film Festival. Southern Documentary Jury Prize from Macon Film Festival. Jury Finalist at the New Orleans Film Festival. Official Selection of Cucalorus and Big Sky Film Festivals. ITVS funded. 


The Illusionists

2016 Consulting Editor, Additional Writer, 85 mins 

Silicon Valley Tour included screenings and talks at UC Berkeley, Google, Facebook, Twitter and Apple. Screenings and panel discussions at Athena Film Festival, Art Night Venezia and Women of the World Conference, London. University Tour included screenings at Cornell, University of Chicago and Northwestern. Press coverage highlights in New York Magazine, Teen Vogue, Vogue Italia, Upworthy, and Jezebel. Selected Indiewire "Project of the Day". 


For You Were Once Strangers

2015 Editor, Writer, 85 mins

Winner of BEST DOCUMENTARY at Chelsea Film Festival 2015. Official Selection at Nice International Film Festival, France. Official Selection at Las Cruces International Film Festival. Nominee for Best International Feature at Global Visions Film Festival. Kino and Vino Series, Bow Tie Cinemas, Chelsea, NY. 


Tibet in Song

2009 Additional Editor, 85 mins

Sundance Film Festival 2009. Cinema for Peace International Human Rights Award. Cine Golden Eagle Award. 



2008 Co-Editor, 74 mins

World Premiere at Hot Docs. Official Selection at Sheffield Film Festival, Telluride Mountain Film Festival, Florida, Big Sky, Hawaii, and Thessoloniki Film Festivals. BEST DOCUMENTARY at Vedere La Scienza Festival, Italy. Featured on The Colbert Report and NPR Science Friday. International broadcast on BBC Storyville, Discovery Canada, PBS affiliates, NHK-Japan, VPRO-Netherlands, DR-Denmark and SVT2-Sweden. Special screening for NASA.   


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