EditFest London
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EditFest London is bringing you an incredible lineup of editors!  Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to offer tickets at a very affordable price.  Admission includes the sessions, lunch, post-event party and most importantly, the uncommon opportunity to mingle with the panelists.


Lee Smith, ACE
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American Cinema Editors (ACE) is proud to announce that Oscar® winning editor Lee Smith, ACE will be on hand at EditFest London in a conversation that explores his extraordinary career.


EditFest features panels comprised of the industry’s top editors, who generously share experiences and insights from their work on a variety of feature films, documentaries, and television programming. EditFest returns to the UK for its 7th year in London and 6th at BFI Southbank.


Smith’s credits span more than forty films and television projects.  Hailing from Australia, he won an Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Editing on Gregor Jordan’s Two Hands, on which he was also the sound designer. As a sound designer, he also won an AFI Award and earned a BAFTA Award nomination for his work on Jane Campion’s The Piano and won an AFI Award for Phillip Noyce’s Dead Calm. Over the course of his prolific career, his editing has earned Academy Award nominations (The Dark Knight, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World) and an Oscar® for his work on Dunkirk. He has received numerous BAFTA nominations and key industry honors from American Cinema Editors, Broadcast Film Critics, Hollywood Professional Association awards, Satellite awards and Gold Derby awards among many other accolades.


Smith has had long collaborations with directors Christopher Nolan, Peter Weir and Sam Mendes.  In addition to Dunkirk, his work with Nolan includes Inception, The Prestige, Interstellar, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises. His collaboration with Weir began on The Year of Living Dangerously as a co-editor and includes Fearless, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, The Way Back, and The Truman Show. He is currently at work on his second collaboration with Sam Mendes after Spectre, the period war drama 1917. Smith has guided a number of other notable films including Suicide Squad, Ender’s Game, X-Men: First Class and the upcoming Dark Phoenix.  

8:30am – 9:00am

Check-in and registration
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Coffee and tea provided

9:00am – 9:15am
Blackmagic Presentation by Patrick Hall

9:15am – 10:45am
Cutting for Truth and Finding the Story: Editing for Factual

Moderated by Job ter Burg, ACE, NCE

Will Gilbey – Bros: After the Screaming Stops 

Michael Harte, ACE – Three Identical Strangers

Anna Price – The Trial of Ratko Mladic

Sharon Rennert, ACE – Project Runway, The Bachelor 

10:45 – 11:00am  Break

11:00am – 12:30pm
Small Screen Big Picture / Editing for Television

Moderated by Adrian  Pennington

Tony  Kearns – Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Pia Di Ciaula, ACE – A Very English Scandal, The Crown

Gary Dollner, ACE  – Fleebag, Killing Eve

Cheryl Potter – Snowpiercer, Hanna

Terilyn A. Shropshire, ACE – When They See Us, Shots Fired

12:30pm – 1:30pm   Lunch break
Sponsor tables, box lunch provided

1:30pm – 3:20pm

From Dailies to Delivery – Editing Features

Moderated by Siân Fever

Tom Cross, ACE – La La Land, Whiplash

Elliott Graham, ACE – Molly’s Game, Steve Jobs

Virginia Katz, ACE – The Good Liar, Beauty and the Beast

Paul Machliss, ACE – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Baby Driver

Jeremiah O’Driscoll – Welcome to Marwen, Allie

3:20pm – 3:30pm   Short break 

3:30pm – 5:00pm
One on One Panel featuring Lee Smith, ACE

ACE is honored to present an in-depth conversation with prolific, respected and Oscar and Eddie award winning editor, Lee Smith, ACE. (Dunkirk, Inception, Master and Commander, The Truman Show, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.) hosted by the Editorial Consultant of ACE’s CinemaEditor Magazine, Carolyn Giardina.

5:00pm – 7:00pm    Cocktail Party