EditFest London
Jun 29th, 2019

BFI Southbank
London, England


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.

Check back later for Panel details.


Lee Smith, ACE Toplines EditFest London

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.  

EditFest London
Early Bird Tickets – $135.00 each
(5 or more: $125.00 each)

Purchase Ticket(s)

Tickets are on sale with an early bird discount for those who sign up before June 1st. Early registration is encouraged as the event perennially sells out. Panels, box lunch, and a cocktail reception at the end of the day are included as well as the uncommon experience of mingling with the world’s top editors.

EditFest London takes place during one day at BFI Southbank. In addition to the conversation with Smith, the day will include three other panels.   EditFest also offers a unique opportunity for attendees to engage  with panelists during a catered post event reception.

EditFest is presented with the generous support of Platinum Sponsor, Blackmagic Design and Gold Sponsors,  Avid and Adobe. The Motion Picture Editors Guild are also supporters of EditFest. Proceeds go to the ACE Educational Center and are tax deductible.