Claire Atherton (1963) is an American film editor and writer. Her trajectory is closely connected with the work of Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman. In 1986, their close collaboration started with Akerman’s Letters Home. Their partnership would continue the next twenty-five years and includes films such as D’Est (1993), Sud (1999), La Captive (2000), Là-bas (2006), La folie Almayer (2011), and Akerman’s last film No Home Movie (2015). Other collaborators include Luc Decaster, Emilio Pacull, Andreas Bolm, Noëlle Pujol, Emmanuelle Demoris, Elsa Quinette, Christine Seghezzi, Christophe Bisson, Olivier Dury and Éric Baudelaire. In 2019, Atherton’s work was awarded the Vision Award Ticinomoda at the 72nd Locarno Film Festival.