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Dovetail Films is an editing company that was co-founded in 2001 by Toby Shimin and Dina Guttmann.

In 2015, Dina and Toby had the honor and joy of working together as an editing team on The Man Without a Mask, directed by Roger Ross Williams for The New Yorker Presents. It was an official selection at idfa in 2016.

Dina Guttmann

Dina Guttmann Dina traded a love for architecture for a love of editing unscripted documentary films in 1996. She hasn't looked back since.

She has edited films of all shapes and sizes, including The Last Royals (National Geographic Specials), A Healing Art (POV Award at the 2009 International Doc Challenge), A Self-Made Man (Margaret Mead Film Festival), and How to Lose Your Virginity (DOC NYC).

Dina splits her time between New York and Seattle.

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Toby Shimin

Toby Shimin Toby began her film career as a sound editor, where she worked on such projects as Working Girls, which won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. She switched to picture editing in 1988 when she cut The Children's Storefront, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Subject Documentary.

Since then, she has cut numerous award winning films including Buck (Sundance Audience Award), How to Dance in Ohio (Peabody Award), and 32 Pills: My Sister's Suicide which was picked up by HBO.

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