EditFest London Returns To BFI With World-Class Lineup

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Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:11 -- Nick Dager

EditFest London has unveiled its daylong lineup of editors, who will take the stage at the British Film Institute's Southbank location on June 20th.  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 and Emmy 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 former ACE President, Stephen Rivkin, A.C.E. 

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

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. Additional sponsors include Adobe, and AJA. EditFest London is produced in collaboration with the British Film Institute.

Tickets for EditFest are available online at www.editfest.com for £257/$400.