Szilvia Ruszev is a Berlin based film editor, visual artist and academic. Her professional work represents a comprehensive approach to independent filmmaking, with more than 30 films in many different formats to her credit, a number of which have won prestigious awards. She worked with internationally acclaimed directors such as Peter Greenaway, Anders Østergaard and János Szász. Her own artistic work relates to very personal moments, certain states of emotional solitude in relation to the Other, both in its particular and abstract notion. She is currently faculty member at the Editing Department of the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf and developing a research project on visualizing editing.