- Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016
EditFest London Set For 25 June at BFI Southbank
Fourth Year of Popular Event Shines Spotlight on Editors
Universal City, CA
American Cinema Editors' behind the scenes look at editing, EditFest London, will take place 25 June 2016. The once-a-year, day long event will again be presented in association with the British Film Institute, at BFI Southbank.
EditFest puts top-level film and television editors together to share their insights and experiences with colleagues, post production professionals, students, content creators, production execs, and those who love the art and craft of editing. EditFest affords attendees a rare opportunity to share the experiences of a group of the finest editors in the world as they discuss their work in an intimate theater setting, then mingle with them over lunch and at a post-conference cocktail reception. Discussion, candor, conversation and networking are the order of the day at EditFest, which will also take place in Los Angeles in August 2016.
The schedule for Edit Fest London will be announced shortly. As always, EditFest will feature the editors who have contributed to the most popular television and feature film titles. Past outings have included icons Terry Rawlings, ACE, Anne V. Coates, ACE, Alan Heim, ACE alongside today's editing stars such as Eddie Hamilton, ACE, Tim Porter, and Mary Jo Markey, ACE. This year, plans are underway to add an additional panel to complement the Film and Television editors panels and the One on One discussion.
EditFest London is pleased to announce a new pricing structure that recognizes the generous support of sponsors. A ticket includes the sessions, which are set in a small theater setting to enable conversation, a boxed lunch, and the post-event reception. Earlybird tickets are available online at www.editfest.com for £120/$175. Regular admission £150/$220. Student and some organizational discounts offered, refer to americancinemaeditors.com for a complete list.
EditFest proudly welcomes back Gold sponsor Avid. EditFest London is produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute.
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® nominated editors), and the ACE Eddie Awards, now in its 66th 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.