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Nicole Hálová is a freelance documentary editor based in London. Whilst studying for her master’s in Prague, she co-edited The Islands and the Whales with editor Mary Lampson (2016) (Dir: Mike Day) which was nominated for Emmy and BAFTA awards, and won a Peabody Award and the Grand Jury prize at DOCNYC. Nicole lived in the Netherlands where she edited Good Neighbours (2018) (Dir: Stella Van Voorst) premiering at IDFA, and Carrousel (2019) (Dir: Marina Meijer), winning the Golden Calf award at the Netherlands FF.

After relocating to London, her work includes The Elvermen (2021) (dir. Isla Badenoch) and Cowboy Poets (2022), both screened at the Camden International Film Festival. She was an additional editor on All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (2022) (Dir:Laura Poitras) which received acclaim from critics and was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 95th Academy Awards. Nicole also worked installation pieces, such as TiChan by Philipp Ebeling and Olivia Arthur, MAGNUM PHOTOS, and currently works for Forensic Architecture.


Executions and Mass Graves in Tantura, 23 May 1948 / Forensic Architecture

Cowboy Poets

Mike Day / 2022 / 81 min / USA, UK / Documentary

CIFF/ Zurich film festival / Artistic Vision award  winner at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2023

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

(Additional editing)

Laura Poitras/ Documentary/2022/ 

Golden Lion [Winner] Best Film/ Golden Athena [Winner] Best Documentary


A Travellers Guide

Ton van Zantvoort & Josefien van Kooten /2022/ ND/ Documentary


The Elvermen 

Isla Badenoch  / 2020 / UK / Documentary

VISION DU REEL, supported by British Council, Film Market + Showcase 2022 /BRITISH SHORTS Film Festival, Berlin 2022 / SHORT OF THE WEEK + VIMEO STAFF PICK, 2021/ CAMERIMAGE Short Documentary Competition 2021 / CAMDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2021 / SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST 2021 (UK Competition)

CORNWALL Film Festival 2021, Best Sound + Music Award/ DOCS IN EXILE, Athens 2021/ UN FOOD X Film Festival 2021/HEBREDIES INTERNATIONAL Film Festival 2021


Josefien van Kooten / 2020 / NEWTON film / NL / Documentary / Netherlands Film Festival


Olivia Arthur and Philipp Ebeling, MAGNUM PHOTOS / 2019 / UK FR / Video installation piece



Marina Meijer / Netherlands / 2019 / 68 min 

IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary / IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary / GoldenCalf winner for Best Short Documentary at the Netherlands Film Festival


Good Neighbours

Stella Van Voorst / Netherlands / 2018 / 80 min / Documentary

IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary / One World Film Festival


The Islands and the Whales 

Co-edited with Mary Lampson

Mike Day / 2016 / 83 min / Documentary

Emmy Awards Nomination / 77th Peabody Award / Grand Jury prize at DOC NYC / Best documentary award at RIFF | Reykjavík International Film Festival and Scottish BAFTA nomination

Dying for Beginners / The Key of Silence

Bára Kopecká, Marek Bouda / CR / 2017 / 50 min / Documentary

Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

King Rat

Co-edited with Alex Thompson & Henry Johnston

Henry Johnston / USA / 2019

Winner "Audience Choice" at the Indy Film Fest

Last Days of Summer

(Additional editing)

/Karl Friis Forchhammer / 2020 / Denmark, Poland / 56 min  / Documentary / CPH:DOX 2020


(Additional editing)

Monica Lãzurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, Ebba Sinzinger / 95 min / Austria, Germany, Romania  /

2020 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival



All You See

Niki Padidar /Netherlands / 2022 / 72 min

Life is Dream

Vanessa Abajo Perez / Basalt Film / 2020


The Last Nomads /2022/ Biljana Tutorov, Petar Glomazić

WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc) / 2019 / 90mins / Documentary

Amidlisa / Antoine Tassin / Documentary series / FR,USA / 2018 

The Lovers and the Despot of North Korea / Ross Adam, Rob Cannan / UK, USA / 2016 / 98 mins / Documentary / Sundance Film Festival 2016 

Skokan / 2017 / Petr Václav / Czech republic

We are Never Alone / 2016 / Petr Václav / Czech republic

Road Movie / Martin Jelínek / 2015 / Czech republic 

Martin Hejl & Coll. 2x100 mil. M2 / 20.02.2015 – 17.05.2015 /

National Gallery in Prague has re-staged the Czech-Slovak Biennale exhibition in Veletržní Palace

Short videos documenting the emergence, evolution and disappearance of prefabricated building panels as a building method in Czechoslovakia. 


Cowboy Poets / Mike Day / Documentary

The Tour / Mike Day / Documentary / in production

Amidlisa / Antoine Tassin / Documentary series / FR,USA / 2018 


MA Film editing, FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) 2019

BA Film editing, FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague)

SPŠG Hellichova, Photography and media  


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