Joseph “Joe” Klotz is an American film editor. He started his career as a television editor in New York City. Klotz' first feature film as editor, Let It Snow, won the Best Editing prize at the 1999 Festival of the American Film Institute.[1] He was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Film Editing for Precious. Klotz has been selected for membership in the American Cinema Editors.[2][3]

Joe Klotz
Joseph Klotz
Alma materSyracuse University
OccupationFilm editor
Years active1991-present


This filmography is based on the listings at the Internet Movie Database.[1] The count of films edited with each director is indicated in parentheses.

Year Film Director Other notes
1991 Goo Several Video
1997 The Bert Fershners T.V. Special John A. Ferraro TV Movie
1998 The Deep End Jennifer Atkins Short
Dear Jesse Tim Kirkman Documentary
Upright Citizens Brigade Several TV Series (10 Episodes)
1999 Let It Snow Adam Marcus American Film Institute - Best Editing
2003 Shelter Island Geoffrey Schaaf
Chappelle's Show Several TV Series (3 Episodes)
2004 Down to the Bone Debra Granik Additional editor
2005 Junebug Phil Morrison
Damage Control Claudia Frank TV Series (1 Episode)
2006 Marvelous Síofra Campbell
2007 Grace Is Gone James C. Strouse
The Living Wake Sol Tryon
2008 Choke Clark Gregg
A Bad Situationist Sam Seder Video
2009 Precious Lee Daniels Nominated - Academy Award for Best Editing
The Winning Season James C. Strouse (2)
Taking Chances Talmage Cooley
2010 Rabbit Hole John Cameron Mitchell
2011 Violet & Daisy Geoffrey S. Fletcher
The Art of Getting By Gavin Wiesen Consulting editor
2012 The Paperboy Lee Daniels (2)
Made in California Sebastian Mattukat Short
Refuge Síofra Campbell (2) Short
2013 The Butler Lee Daniels (3)
Deep Powder Mo Ogrodnik
2015 Stockholm, Pennsylvania Nikole Beckwith
Happyish John Cameron Mitchell (2) TV Series (1 Episode)
Z: The Beginning of Everything Tim Blake Nelson TV Series (1 Episode)
2016 The Choice Ross Katz
2017 The Yellow Birds Alexandre Moors
2018 Monster Anthony Mandler
Irreplaceable You Stephanie Laing
To All the Boys I've Loved Before Susan Johnson
2019 Motherless Brooklyn Edward Norton


  1. ^ a b Joe Klotz at IMDb
  2. ^ Park, Esther; Edwards, Aliyah (February 8, 2009). "Precious interview with film editor Joe Klotz". Saint Francis College. Archived from the original on 2011-08-27. Retrieved 2011-06-13.
  3. ^ "ACE Member Directory". American Cinema Editors. Retrieved 2019-03-27. Editors who are members of the American Cinema Editors can use the designation "A.C.E." in their film credits.

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