Avrïl Jacobson is a Toronto-based editor. She has cut a diverse range of projects, including documentaries, dramas, music videos and video-based installations. Her work has screened at several festivals, including the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam and the Toronto International Film Festival. She has also edited programs for broadcast on CBC and OMNI Television. Recently, she edited Peep Culture, a one-hour documentary about our changing relationship to privacy and new media. Other credits include Ghost Noise (IDFA '10), Deadman (TIFF ’09), Four Walls (TIFF ’07), and music videos for Rae Spoon. In 2009, Avrïl was invited to participate in the Talent Lab at the Berlinale. In 2008, she edited a video installation for Spring Hurlbut, which was acquired by the National Gallery of Canada.
Avrïl holds a BFA in Film & Video Production from York University. Her interest in editing began with an internship as assistant editor at Mercury Films, where she worked on the highly acclaimed documentary Manufactured Landscapes.