Niels Pagh Andersen

(1958 – )

Film editor. Born in 1958.

Niels Pagh Andersen is one of Danish documentary film's most prolific editors. Since 1979 he has edited several hundred films in all genres, mostly documentary.

Pagh Andersen has been involved in a great number of international film projects, including Joshua Oppenheimer's Oscar-nominated 'The Act of Killing' (2012) and 'The Look of Silence' (2014).

Other prominent works include Pirjo Honkasalo's 'The 3 Rooms of Melancholia' (2004), winner of the main prize at CPH:DOX, Jennifer Fox' 'Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman' (2006), nominated for a Cinema Eye Honors Award, Kristina Lindström and Maud Nycander's 'Palme' (2012), which received the Swedish Guldbagge Award for best editing, and Ai Weiwei's 'Human Flow' (2017), selected for Venice Film Festival.

Besides his work as editor, Pagh Andersen teaches at workshops, film festivals, film schools and universities around the world and also works as a supervising editor.

In 2005, Andersen was honoured with the Danish lifetime achievement award, the Roos Prize. In 2012, he became Professor in Editing at the Norwegian Film School. He is author of the book 'Order in Chaos' about the art of editing (2021).

Pagh Andersen is a founding member of Rough Cut Service, a network of international editors with a focus on strengthening editing in documentary films and the role of the editor.
Title Year Function Category
The Monk 2023 Consultant DK/Documentary
President 2021 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Outside 2021 Editing supervisor Documentary
Songs of Repression 2020 Editor DK/Documentary
Fat Front 2019 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
LOOK - 5 moments of a City 2018 Consultant DK/Documentary
Reconstruction Utøya 2018 Editing supervisor Documentary
Mogadishu Soldier 2017 Editor DK/Documentary
The Distant Barking of Dogs 2017 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
The Distant Barking of Dogs 2017 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Those Who Jump 2016 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Democrats 2014 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
The Look of Silence 2014 Editor DK/Documentary
American Vagabond 2013 Editor Documentary
Big Boys Gone Bananas 2013 Narrative consultant DK/Documentary
Last Dreams 2013 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
De udvalgte 2013 Consultant DK/Documentary
Sepideh - Reaching for The Stars 2013 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Bødlen 2012 Editing TV series
Palme 2012 Editor Documentary
Håbets havn 2012 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
The Act of Killing 2012 Editor DK/Documentary
Flugten til Hollywood 2012 Editor, Creative supervisor DK/Documentary
Klovn for livet 2011 Editing DK/Documentary
Pangpangbröder 2011 Editing Documentary
Layers of fog 2011 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Jag är min egen Dolly Parton 2011 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Hjemvendt 2011 Editing supervisor DK/Documentary
Football is God 2010 Editing DK/Documentary
Mumbai Disconnected 2009 Editing DK/Documentary
Sannhetsjegeren 2009 Editing supervisor Documentary
Afslag på et kys 2009 Editing supervisor DK/Short fiction
Recipes for Disaster 2008 Editing Documentary
Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick 2008 Editing DK/Feature
Flying - Confessions of a Free Woman 2006 Editor Series (documentary)
Flying - Confessions of a Free Woman: No Fear of Flying 2006 Editor DK/Documentary
Flying - Confessions of a Free Woman: Test Piloting 2006 Editor DK/Documentary
Flying - Confessions of a Free Woman: Experiencing Turbulence 2006 Editor DK/Documentary
Flying - Confessions of a Free Woman: Crash and Burn 2006 Editor DK/Documentary
Flying - Confessions of a Free Woman : Walking Away From The Wreck 2006 Editor DK/Documentary
Flying - Confessions of a Free Woman: Breaking The Sound Barrier 2006 Editor DK/Documentary
The prize of the Pole 2006 Production consultant DK/Documentary
Den tyske hemmelighed - en film om krig, kærlighed - og løgn 2005 Editing DK/Documentary
Drømmenes hotel 2005 Editing DK/Documentary
Prostitution bag sløret 2005 Editing DK/Documentary
Brunnen 2005 Editing supervisor Documentary
The 3 rooms of melancholia 2004 Editing Documentary
Elsker du mig? 2004 Editing DK/Documentary
Odins øje 2004 Editing DK/Short fiction
Drømme med deadlines - en genfortælling 2003 Editing DK/Documentary
Velkommen til Danmark 2003 Editing DK/Documentary
House of Hearts 2002 Editing DK/Feature
Model 2002 Editing DK/Documentary
Drengene fra Vollsmose 2002 Editing DK/Documentary
En mors historie 2002 Editing DK/Documentary
Tong Tana - Det tabte paradis 2002 Editing DK/Documentary
Stjernekigger 2002 Consultant DK/Documentary
Epidemien 2001 Editing DK/Documentary
Jæger 2001 Editing DK/Documentary
Ghettoprinsesse 2000 Editing DK/Documentary
When the world came to Jonathan 2000 Editing DK/Documentary
Gå på vatten 2000 Editing DK/Documentary
Sut slut finale 1999 Editing DK/Documentary
At danse med engle 1999 Editing DK/Documentary
Fyren 1999 Editing DK/Documentary
Aligermaas eventyr 1998 Editing DK/Documentary
The anatomy of thought 1997 Editing, Editor DK/Documentary
Mine drømmes hus 1997 Editing DK/Documentary
Take Off 1997 Editing DK/Documentary
Portal to Peace 1996 Editing DK/Documentary
The Voluspa 1996 Editing DK/Short fiction
The Living Word - part 1 1996 Editing DK/Documentary
Tangueria 1995 Editing DK/Documentary
Om Gud vil - stemmer fra Gaza 1995 Editing DK/Documentary
Förräderi 1994 Editing DK/Documentary
Mellem bjergene og havet 1994 Editing DK/Documentary
The Nordkaper in the Indian Ocean 1994 Editing DK/Documentary
Fyrtøjet 1993 Editing DK/Short fiction
Life Is a bitch 1993 Editing DK/Short fiction
The Journey Back 1993 Editor DK/Documentary
Nu - et øjeblik på Jorden 1992 Editing DK/Documentary
To malere - To værksteder 1992 Editing DK/Documentary
Min krop er min 1992 Editing DK/Documentary
I begyndelsen var ideen 1991 Editing, Sound mixer DK/Feature
Liv - et billeddigt 1991 Editing DK/Experimental
Håkon Håkonsen 1990 Editing Feature
Christian 1989 Editing DK/Feature
Med døden inde på livet 1989 Editing DK/Documentary
Pathfinder 1988 Editing Feature
A playing human 1987 Editing DK/Documentary
The Earth is our Mother 1987 Editing DK/Documentary
Opløsning 1987 Editing DK/Short fiction
The Police in real life (1) 1986 Editing DK/Documentary
The Police in real life (2). Equality before the Law 1986 Editing DK/Documentary
The Police in real life (3). Consequences 1986 Editing DK/Documentary
De røde bånd 1985 Editing DK/Short fiction
Tre små kinesere 1985 Editing DK/Short fiction
Happy birthday 1985 Editing DK/Documentary
Det handler om skolen 1985 Editing DK/Documentary
Niels Bohr 1985 Editing DK/Documentary
The boy who disappeared 1984 Editing DK/Feature
Kalk 1984 Editing DK/Documentary
Kan man give æstetikken køn 1984 Editing DK/Documentary
Otto is a rhino 1983 Editing DK/Feature
High School - A type of school 1983 Editing DK/Documentary
Seeking a future 1982 Editing DK/Documentary
Mit Danmark er ikke dit Danmark 1981 Editor DK/Documentary
Eldorado 1981 Editor DK/Documentary
Cry wolf 1981 Sound assistant DK/Feature
The Circus Casablanca 1981 Assistant DK/Feature
The trees and the people of the forest 1980 Editing DK/Documentary
På flodens to bredder - historien om Odin Teatret og folket i et fremmed land 1980 Editing DK/Documentary
Little Virgil and Orla Frogsnapper 1980 Assistant editor DK/Feature
Johnny Larsen 1979 Assistant editor DK/Feature
The double man 1976 Assistant editor DK/Feature
When Svante Disappeared 1975 Assistant editor DK/Feature

As Niels Pagh

Title Year Function Category
What He Did 2015 Consultant DK/Documentary
Den store oprydning - en film om asbestnedrivning 1986 Editing DK/Documentary
Siggis nat 1979 Editing DK/Short fiction