EditFest London

EditFest London – June 24, 2017


Tickets available now!

Regular price…$220

Early Bird prices end May 25th

EditFest London Early Bird Ticket

Buy Regular Early Bird Ticket: $175

EditFest London Discount Ticket for Students, ACE Members or Approved Affiliate Group

Buy Discounted Early Bird Ticket: $125

EditFest London Schedule/Panelists 

Panelists subject to change based upon availability. 

8:30am – 9:15am       Check-in and Registration (coffee provided)
9:15am – 9:25am       Stephen Rivkin – Comments and BMD Intro
9:25a – 9:40am          Blackmagic Design Presentation
9:40am – 11:10am      Small Screen Big Picture / Editing for Television

Moderator – TBA
Richard Cox  – Happy Valley, To Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters
William Oswald  – Sherlock, Doctor Who
John Smith, ACE – 24: LegacyLeaving Las Vegas

11:10am – 11:20am        Break
11:20am – 12:50pm        Editing Documentaries/Factual

Eoin McDonagh – Moderator
Zoe DavisNew York Hijabis
Chris King, ACE – Amy, Exit Through the Gift Shop
Gordon Mason, ACE – Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin, Revolution: New Art for a New World
Mathilde Bonnefoy, ACE – Snowden (pending confirmation)

12:50pm – 1:50pm          Lunch break (sponsor tables, box lunch provided)
1:50pm – 3:20pm            From Dailies to Delivery – Editing Features

Stephen Rivkin, ACE – Moderator
Job ter Burg, ACE – Elle, Brimstone
Tony Cranstoun, ACE – Without a Name, Mr. Bean’s Holiday,
Sylvia Landra, ACE – Cezanne and I, Léon: The Professional
Jake Roberts, ACE – Hell or High Water, Brooklyn

3:20pm – 3:30pm            Short break
3:30pm – 5:00pm            One on One Panel featuring Pietro Scalia, ACE

ACE is honored to present an in-depth conversation with prolific, respected and award winning editor, editor Pietro Scalia, ACE. (Alien: Covenant, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, JFK and many others).

5:00pm – 7:00pm             Cocktail Party


Following the success of Ridley Scott’s THE MARTIAN in 2015 which earned Scalia ACE and BAFTA nominations he joined Scott for ALIEN: COVENANT, their eleventh film together, released in May 2017.


Pietro Scalia is a two-time Academy Award winner.  For over twenty-five years Scalia has been an integral collaborator on films from prolific and acclaimed directors such as Ridley Scott, Oliver Stone, Bernardo Bertolucci, Gus Van Sant, Rob Marshall and Sam Raimi.


Scalia began his career as an Assistant Editor for Oliver Stone’s WALL STREET and TALK RADIO, then went on to contribute as an Associate Editor on BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY and as an Additional Editor on THE DOORS.

In 1992, the 31year old Scalia won his first Academy Award for Best Editing Stone’s JFK, as well as ACE and the BAFTA awards. In 1998, Scalia received his second Academy Award nomination for Gus Van Sant’s GOOD WILL HUNTING. He went on to edit G.I. JANE, HANNIBAL, GLADIATOR, BLACK HAWK DOWN and AMERICAN GANGSTER for director Ridley Scott, garnering another Academy Award nomination on GLADIATOR and winning his second Academy Award for his work on BLACK HAWK DOWN.


After editing BODY OF LIES, ROBIN HOOD, PROMETHEUS, THE COUNSELOR for Scott, Scalia completed THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 1and 2 for Marc Webb.  Other editing credits include LITTLE BUDDHA and STEALING BEAUTY for Bernardo Bertolucci, THE QUICK AND THE DEAD for Sam Raimi, PLAYING BY HEART for Willard Carroll, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA for Rob Marshall and KICKASS for Matthew Vaughn.


He has also co-edited documentaries such as “40 YEARS OF SILENCE: AN INDONESIAN TRAGEDY, THE ELEVENTH HOUR and ASHES AND SNOW.


In addition, Scalia’s efforts include stints as music producer with composer Hans Zimmer on three of Scott’s films, and served as a Jury member at the Venice Film Festival in 2004 and at the Zurich Film festival in 2012.


The Italian-born Scalia was raised and educated in Switzerland before moving to the United States to pursue filmmaking, receiving his MFA in Film and Theatre Arts from UCLA in 1985.


“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for putting on EditFest last week (London, 2016) . I was part of the National Film School cohort and we were well and truly spoiled. Events like these help bridge the gap for those starting out, giving us access to the major industry players.”
Conor Meechan – Editor, Creative Scotland Scholar


“This is a wonderful resource for editors to share with other aspiring, working, or just curious editors their story and their work. One of the great things about this event is that it’s a great opportunity for networking or just being able to converse with editors whose work you admire. It’s a real big deal. It’s like a actor meeting their favorite actor/actress or a musician meeting their favorite musician. This event needs to continue every year it’s kind of like an editors own Comic-Con...”

“London turned out wonderfully for EditFest London at BFI, what a day! Adrian Pennington and Paul Hirsch, ACE, along with all our excellent panelists delivered thoughtful and inspiring discussions. Then it all culminated in a fabulous party. Good times for all!”

Thank You to our EditFest Sponsors!
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