EditFest London has unveiled its day-long lineup of editors, who will take the stage at the British Film Institute's Southbank location on Saturday, June 20, 2015.  EditFest, produced by American Cinema Editors, brings top-level film and television editors together to share insights and experiences in the art of editing. EditFest returns to London for the third year, providing a European audience the rare opportunity to hear, meet, and engage in conversation with some of the finest editors in the world.
The program is designed to put the industry's top editors in conversation with other editors as well as post production professionals, aspiring editors, students, content creators, production execs, and those who simply love the art and craft of editing. EditFest provides attendees the opportunity to hear the most compelling artists talk about their work in an intimate theater setting, then mingle with them in a post-conference cocktail reception.

ACE launched EditFest in 2008 in Los Angeles, adding EditFest NY in 2009 and EditFest London in 2013. Plans are underway to add additional cities in 2016.

An impressive array of BAFTA, Oscar(r) and Emmy(r) winners and nominees are scheduled to be part of EditFest London. The agenda for the June 20 event features interactive, face-to-face dialogue, Q&A sessions and includes:

Opening remarks by Vice President, ACE, Stephen Rivkin, ACE

Small Screen, Big Picture - The Television Editors
Moderated by John Wilson, ACE - Downton Abbey

Caroline Bleakley - Inspector George Gently
Anthony Boys, ACE - Veep, Vice-Principals
Yan Miles, ACE - Sherlock, Childhood's End
Emma Oxley - The Musketeers

From Dailies to Delivery - Editing Features
Moderated by Mick Audsley - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Everest

Lisa Gunning - Fifty Shades of Grey, Seven Psychopaths
Melanie Oliver - Pride, Les Misérables
Barney Pilling, ACE - The Grand Budapest Hotel, Suffragette
Stephen Rivkin, ACE - Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean
Mark Sanger, ACE - Gravity, Jungle Book: Origins

Closing Panel: A Conversation with Terry Rawlings, ACE
Moderated by Adrian Pennington, American Cinema Editor Magazine

ACE is honored to present an in-depth conversation with renowned editor Terry Rawlings, ACE, (Alien, Blade Runner, Chariots of Fire,) hosted by the International Editor of ACE's CinemaEditor Magazine.

EditFest proudly welcomes Platinum sponsor Blackmagic Design, with additional sponsorship from Adobe, Motion Picture Editors Guild and Televisual.  EditFest London is produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute.

Tickets for EditFest are available online at www.editfest.com for £257/$400. Some organizational discounts offered, refer to http://americancinemaeditors.org/editfest-2015/editfest-london-2015/ for a complete list. For further information, email Jenni at ACE or call +1818.777.2900.  

About ACE
American Cinema Editors (ACE) is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950.  Film editors are voted into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing.

The objectives and purposes of the American Cinema Editors are to advance the art and science of the editing profession; to increase the entertainment value of motion pictures by attaining artistic pre-eminence and scientific achievement in the creative art of editing; to bring into close alliance those editors who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the editing profession.

ACE produces several annual events including EditFest (a weekend editing festival in the summer), Invisible Art/Visible Artists (annual panel of Oscar(r) nominated editors), and the ACE Eddie Awards, now in its 64th year, recognizing outstanding editing in ten categories of film, television and documentaries. The organization publishes a quarterly magazine, CinemaEditor, highlighting the art, craft and business of editing and editors.

About ACE EditFest
Launched in Los Angeles in 2008 to put the leading film editors in touch and in communication with editors and those who work with editors and editing enthusiasts, EditFest expanded to New York in 2009 and London in 2013. EditFest presents panels, conversations and social interaction with some of the most influential editors working in film and television. The highly anticipated annual event, which sells out each year, has plans to expand to additional cities in the future.