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Brenda Terning EDITOR

Brenda began her career as writer, director winning residencies with The Praxis Centre for Screen Writing and The Canadian Film Centre before being drawn into the world of documentary editing.

A 2017 recipient of a Canadian Cinema Editors Award and a 2018 Canadian Screen Award Nominee for Best Picture Editing, her body of work includes multiple Emmy nominated and Canadian Screen award winning projects.   Her most recent project, documentary feature film Wochiigii Lo End of the Peace, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, 2021.


Contact:    780-903-4186  


PORTFOLIO selected works


WOCHIIGII LO, End of Peace   2021

Della and Goliath Productions, Feature length Documentary


"One of the most compelling and touching Canadian films this year..essential, righteous viewing."   -Toronto International Film Festival.

Toronto International Film Festival,  DOXA, FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Cinefest-Sudbury, Edmonton, International Film Festival, Planet in Focus


Love The Last Chapter  2020

 The National Film Board,  Feature Length Documentary

DOXA Film Festival,  Doc Edge New Zeland, Calgary Underground Film Festival



Vital Bonds , The Nature of Things  2016

Transplanting Hope,   PBS NOVA   

ID Productions


Winner Canadian Cinema Editor Award 

Emmy Nominee, Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary

Winner, Canadian Cinema Editor Award 2017

Grand Jury Prize, Jackson Hole SMASH 2018

EDITOR, The Perfect Runner,  2012

Clearwater Documentary, CBC The Nature of Things,


In competition, Cannes Festival Television, Pariscience Festival

Nominated, Gemini Awards Best Science & Nature Documentary, Best Writer Documentary, Best Cinematography

Winner Jackson Hole SMASH Best Science, Social Science Program

AMPIA Winner: Best Editor Non Fiction Over 30 Minutes


ACDS Mobile Outreach  2012

Arthouse Productions


A Short Film promoting the working in the field of Disability support

EDITOR, Tipping Point,  2011

CBC The Nature of Things

Nominated, Gemini Donald Brinton Award, Best Social Political Documentary, Best Director

AMPIA Winner: Best Editor Non Fiction over 30 Minutes


Dogsville,    2020

ID Productions,  Feature length Documentary

Stokholm Independent Film Festival, Nominated Best Feature Length Documentary,  Edmonton, International Film Festival, Winner Audience Favourite, Offical Selection ARRF Amsterdam and ARRF Paris

EDITOR  Equus, 2018

Handful of Films, The Nature of Things, PBS Nature


Winner CSA, Best Science and Nature Series,

Nominated; Best Writing  Documentary, Best Editor, Brenda Terning and Krystal Moss.


The Great Human Odyssey, 2015

3 Part Mini Series  Clearwater Documentary

CBC The Nature of Things, PBS Nova


Emmy Nominee, Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary,  Canadian Screen Awards, Winner, Best Science and Nature Series, Best Score

EDITOR, Family Life,  2008

Arthouse Productions, Director, Yvonne DuBourdieu,  Documentary Short

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