Karim López began making films (on video) when he was ten years old in Brooklyn, New York, and started teaching himself editing when Final Cut Pro was born.
In ten years as a freelance editor for narrative, documentary, broadcast television, music videos, non-profit promotion and commercials, he has established a capacity and reputation for high creativity, good story-sense, passion, professionalism and speed.
The first short doc he edited, We Got Next , was a finalist for best short documentary at the 2004 H20 International Hip Hop Film Festival. It has screened at festivals and been used educationally all over the country.
His work has screened internationally at numerous festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival, Rotterdam International, Wroclaw Film Festival (Poland), NorthWest Film Festival (Ireland), Brooklyn Arts Council International, Rooftop Film Festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival; and been broadcast on A&E, BBC, the Documentary Channel, Democracy Now and Link TV.
He still resides in Brooklyn.