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Matti Näränen

Freelance film editor

Matti is an freelance film editor based in Helsinki, Finland. Matti has completed a Master’s degree in film editing in Aalto University. He has been working as an editor since 2008 and he has edited several feature length documentaries as well as fictions, docuseries and short form. His movies has been selected to numbers of festivals including IDFA, CPH:DOX, Hot Docs and Docpoint.

Matti was nominated for best editing in 2018 Estonian Film Awards for Rodeo and 2017 Finnish Film Awards for The War and The Peace Of Mind. The War and The Peace of Mind was also nominated for best documentary and it premiered in Finland as an opening movie for Docpoint festival 2016.

In 2018 Matti attended Berlinale Talents Editing Studio and he has been part of the Doc.Incubator workshop for two times – as an observer 2018 and as an editor 2019. Besides editing, he has also been a mentor in Documentary Africa workshop in Zanzibar 2018. Matti is a member of the Finnish Documentary Guild, Filmiaura Ry (Finnish Film Academy) and Finnish Cinema Editors F.C.E.

2021 (23rd) Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival