Photographed by Abigail Severance 

Juli Vizza

Juli Vizza is an award-winning editor and producer with nearly two decades of experience in both fiction and non-fiction filmmaking. Her films have premiered at the world’s top film festivals, including Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca and have been broadcast on PBS, Showtime, and The History Channel. She received an Emmy Award for her editing on NBC during the 2002 Winter Olympics.

In addition to her work as editor and co-producer on DREAMS OF DARAA, Juli is the editor of CIRCLES, a feature documentary following a pioneer of the restorative justice movement in Oakland, California, which will have its world premiere at HotDocs 2018. Juli is also the editor of THE WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN, which explores the life and legacy of a groundbreaking science fiction author.

In 2013, Juli co-produced and edited the feature-length documentary XMAS WITHOUT CHINA, which premiered at SXSW and has been a perennial favorite on PBS. She is also the producer of NINE TO NINETY, a documentary short about her own family struggling to come to terms with the declining health of aging grandparents. The film, co-produced by ITVS, premiered at Hot Docs, broadcast nationally on PBS, and was nominated for an IDA Award.

Prior to her work in documentary editing, Juli worked at Sony Pictures Entertainment, where she helped with global publicity for big-budget movies including THE DA VINCI CODE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE.