Stephanie Filo, ACE: Holiday Toast Honoree

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A three-time Emmy, as well as Peabody and ACE Eddie Award-winning TV/Film Editor and activist based in Los Angeles, CA and Sierra Leone, West Africa. She is nominated for 3 Emmys in 2023 for A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, HISTORY OF THE WORLD, PART 2, and DAHMER – MONSTER: THE JEFFREY DAHMER STORY.

In 2021, she won a Primetime Emmy award for her work on HBO’s A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, making her team the first all-Women of Color editing team to take home the award for Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming. In 2022, she made history again as a member of the first all-black editing team to be nominated for and win both an Emmy and an ACE Eddie for A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW.

She serves on the board for Girls Empowerment Sierra Leone, a social impact and feminist-based organization for Sierra Leonean girls aged 11-16. She is one of the co-founders of End Ebola Now, an organization created in 2014 to spread accurate information and awareness about the Ebola Virus and its impact through artistic community activism.

Aside from editing television and film, Stephanie spends much of her spare time producing and editing social action campaigns and documentaries, primarily focused on the rights of women and girls worldwide. Some of her notable campaigns include her work with the United Nations, International Labour Organization, and the Obama White House Task Force’s It’s On Us campaign to combat campus sexual assault. Her charitable work has been featured in Forbes Magazine, Entertainment Tonight, Telegraph UK, Yahoo, Al Jazeera, XWhy Magazine, and various others. Her work on the news documentary series MENTAL STATE earned her an Emmy nomination for the episode AGING OUT about youth aging out of the American foster care system. She earned an Emmy win for her editing on the Mental State episode SEPARATED which covered ICE deportations, making herself and Nzinga Blake the first Sierra Leonean women to ever win an Emmy award.

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