Bio: Bernice Schneider

Bernice Schneider


Bernice Schneider is an award-winning documentary film editor. Her training and background is as a documentary filmmaker. She received her Masters of Science in Visual Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab under the direction of Richard Leacock.

Bernice has edited numerous films for PBS’s American Experience, Frontline, Nova Science Unit, American Masters, and Independent Lens. She edited the feature-length independent documentary film, Rebel, about the politics of national memory as viewed through the lens of the secret life of a Latina confederate soldier. Another feature, Angkor’s Children, focuses on a grassroots movement to reinvigorate the arts in post-genocide Cambodia. Angkor’s Children has screened nationally and internationally, including within Cambodia at the Bophana Film Center. She edited Alice Bouvrie’s film A Chance to Dress winner of the Arlington International Film Festival’s Best Short 2015. Most recently, she completed A Perfect Crime: the Leopold and Loeb Story to air on American Experience in 2016. Her films have screened at prestigious museums, both nationally and internationally. Bernice also worked in the field with national correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault for PBS’s Newshour in Kenya, South Africa, Haiti and Somalia, where she edited stories on political and cultural change in the developing world.
She has received honors and awards for her work including a Wallis Annenberg
scholarship for women filmmakers, a CINE Golden Eagle, the Biographical Video
Award, and an N.E.A. Regional Fellowship.