Jabeen Merchant

Film editor

Jabeen Merchant is a film editor trained at the Film and Television Institute of India, with a wide and varied experience within the mainstream film industry as well as the independent filmmaking community. She has edited a range of fiction feature films, including the critically acclaimed ‘Anaarkali of Aarah’; commercially successful thrillers like ‘NH10’ and ‘Manorama Six Feet Under’; the off-beat comedy ‘The President Is Coming’; and art-house films such as ‘Kadvi Hawa’ and ‘The Sweet Requiem’. She is also well known for her work editing and co-scripting a number of internationally celebrated feature length documentaries in collaboration with some of India’s best filmmakers. Her documentary work has travelled extensively to festivals all over the world and been broadcast in the USA, Japan and Europe. Apart from editing films, she teaches, consults on scripts and occasionally writes on cinema.