Joe Bini

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Joe Bini
Born 1963
San Mateo, California

Joe Bini (born Guiuseppe Gaetano Bini; 1963) is an American film editor.


Bini was born in San Mateo, California to Aurora Cerro Bini and Louis John Bini.[citation needed] He worked as Werner Herzog's film editor on numerous documentaries and feature films including: Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997),[1] Invincible (2001), Grizzly Man (2005),[2] Rescue Dawn (2007),[3] and Encounters at the End of the World (2007), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[4]

Bini edited We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) for BBC Films and Independent.[5]

He is father to Elia Bini, his son with Caitlin Bini. He is currently married to film editor Maya Hawke.

Sundance Film Festival[edit]

Bini was a member of the Jury in the Documentary category for the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. He also won the 2008 Documentary Editing Award for editing Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired.[6]

Emmy Awards[edit]

Won Primetime Emmy in 2009 for Outstanding Writing For Non Fiction Programming for his work on Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired. Also nominated that year for Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming for the same film.

Cannes Film Festival[edit]

Was awarded Prix Vulcain De L’Artuste-Technicien, Special Distinction at Cannes Film Festival 2011 for his work on We Need to Talk About Kevin.


  1. ^ Maslin, Janet (8 April 1998). "FILM REVIEW; Eating Glue and Biting a Snake". The New York Times. [dead link]
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  3. ^ Holden, Stephen (20 September 2002). "FILM REVIEW; Cold Master of Trickery, Political and Otherwise". The New York Times. [dead link]
  4. ^ Dargis, Manohla. "Movies: AboutJoe Bini". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  5. ^ Staff (23 April 2010). ""We Need to talk About Kevin" starts filming this week". Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
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