LAUREN SAFFA is a film editor/producer specializing in documentaries. Recent editor credits include The Cost of Silence, a whistleblowing film about the Deepwater Horizon disaster victims, Do You Trust This Computer about the future of Artificial Intelligence, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (Dir. Ron Howard), and Hooligan Sparrow, a guerrilla-style film about human rights activism in China (Oscar Shortlist Best Documentary, Sundance Film Festival, 2016).

Saffa co-produced and edited the feature documentary Another World about the Occupy Wall Street movement with Director Fisher Stevens (Berlin International Film Festival, 2014). Watch Saffa’s Another World interview on BYOD: Bring Your Own Documentary. Other films with Stevens include Deepest Dive for BBC America and the feature documentary My Decisions, commissioned by Microsoft. 

Saffa cut the short films Father Rick for Paul Haggis’ Artists for Peace and Justice (Toronto Film Festival 2014), and the narrative Tinto for Subway Token Films (TriBeCa Film Festival 2014). She also loves working with her mom, veteran documentary filmmaker Joan Saffa. They were recently on location in Myanmar together for the documentary Looking Through the Eyes of AIDS, about AIDS in the developing world. 

Saffa attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts / Gallatin. In Cuba, she studied film at La Fundacion del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano. In NYC, Saffa produced widely acclaimed political theater and film for The Culture Project, including the short film series War Against Wars investigating United Nations Peacekeeping, which screened at the UN General Assembly Hall.