Ania Smolenskaia is an award-winning documentary and branded content editor. 

Since 2007 she has edited dozens of hours of docs, news and content, and was lucky to edit on-the-ground at some very exciting historic events – from U.S. presidential elections and ocean races in France to Olympic Torch Relays in the U.K. and Brazil. 

Ania edited and post-produced short films and content for independent productions as well as global brands like Hugo Boss, Land Rover, Jaguar, Nespresso. She also directed short films and TV spots for McLaren, Coca-Cola and Richard Mille. 

Her long-form documentary work has been broadcast on television and screened at festivals in Europe and North America. Ania’s recent documentary feature credits include: Becoming Nobody, a film about a spiritual guru, Ram Dass, exploring our universal human condition, Relentless, a story of an off-shore sailor’s attempt to win one of the most gruelling single-handed ocean races in the world, which was honoured with a Silver Dolphin at Cannes, and Ice-Breaker: The 1972 Summit Series (2022), which is currently playing in theatres and festivals across Canada.

Festivals and AWARDS

ICE-BREAKER: The ’72 Summit Series

Rockie Awards – Banff World Media Festival – Nominee

Calgary International Film Festival – Official Selection

Cinefest Sudbury – Official Selection

Huntsville Film Festival – Official Selection

Lunenburg Film Festival – Official Selection

Whistler Film Festival – Official Selection

CitizenKid: Earth Comes First

UNAFF International Documentary Film Festival – Official Selection

Transitions Film Festival – Official Selection


Silver Dolphin – Cannes Media & TV Awards

Show Your Edge

Silver, Brand Film Festival

SkyWalk Behind the Scenes

Silver, Brand Film Festival


Gold, BT Sports Industry Awards

Gold, The People’s LOVIE Awards 

Gold, Brand Film Festival

Fearlessly Forward 

Bronze, Brand Film Festival

Above and Beyond

Winner, Campaign Tech Awards

Atelier Nespresso

Silver & Bronze, EVCOM London Industry Awards

Remember Senna

Gold, EVCOM London Industry Awards

Mark Knopfler “Wherever I Go” 

Winner, Talenthouse Award + The Smalls