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Christina Stiles is a documentary film editor based in Los Angeles. 

She is best known for her work on the critically acclaimed feature Red Penguins by Emmy-nominated director Gabe Polsky. Spoken in English and Russian, the film chronicles the short-lived joint venture between the Pittsburgh Penguins and famed Russian Red Army hockey team after the collapse of the Soviet Union, shedding light on the tumultuous relationship between the two countries.


Red Penguins premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Sports Documentary at the 2020 Critics Choice Documentary Awards and Best Documentary Screenplay at the 2021 Writers Guild Awards.

More recently, Christina edited the documentary feature Riders on the Storm directed by Jason Motlagh and Mark Oltmanns which is premiering at the 2023 SXSW Film Festival. Primarily in Dari and Pashto, the film follows a promising, young Afghan chapandaz as he navigates the national sport of Buzkashi and the Taliban's rise to power.

Other associated work of hers includes the feature documentaries In Search of Greatness directed by Gabriel Polsky, and Oscar-nominated director Lucy Walker’s Bring Your Own Brigade. In between features Christina works in the TV, new media and advertising spaces editing commercials and short-form documentary content. Her series work includes the Olympic Channel Original "By Her Rules," Arts + Sciences' "Essentials," and a New York Times Op-Doc. Her work has been featured on PBS, The New York Times, Apple TV, Olympic Channel, BBC, Hulu, VICE TV, and several other platforms.

Christina has edited content in over 7 different languages and is always looking for new collaborators with whom she can illuminate untold stories and subjects with. To inquire about her future availability click here.

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