EditFest London

EditFest London – 2018

Thank you for attending, hope to see you next year!


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.
BFI Southbank
London, England

EditFest London Schedule & Panelists (more TBA)

8:30am – 9:15am  – Check-in and registration, coffee provided

9:15am – 9:25am – Opening comments and BMD Intro

9:25a – 9:40am – Blackmagic Design Presentation

9:40am – 11:10am

“Cutting for Crime / Editing Crime Dramas for Television”

Moderated by – Adrian Pennington

Andrew John McClelland Line of Duty, In Plain Sight
Una Ni DhonghaileThree Girls, The Missing
Stephen O’Connell The Name of the Rose, Howard’s End
Elen Pierce Lewis – Rellik, Luther, Marcella

11:10am – 11:20am – Break

11:20am – 12:50pm 

“Assistant to Editor / Making the Jump”

Moderated by – Robbie Gibbon
Eve DohertyHang Ups (assistant, Game of Thrones)
Adam GoughRoma (assistant, X-Men First Class)
Charlene ShortDagenham (assistant, Peaky Blinders)
John Venzon, ACEThe South Park Movie, Storks (assistant, Fight Club, The Game)
Steven WorsleyJamestown, War & Peace (assistant, War Book, War & Peace)

12:50pm – 1:50pm  – Lunch break, sponsor tables, Box Lunch provided

1:50pm – 3:20pm

“From Dailies to Delivery – Editing Features”

Moderated by – Stephen Rivkin, ACE (ACE President, Editor, Avatar)
Eddie Hamilton, ACE – Mission Impossible: Fallout
Alex Mackie, ACEOut of Blue
Tania Reddin Funny Cow, Journey’s End
Joe Walker, ACE –  Arrival, Blade Runner 2049, 12 Years a Slave and Sicario
Martin Walsh, ACEWonder Woman

3:20pm – 3:30pm – Short break

3:30pm – 5:00pm

“One  On One Panel featuring Chris Lebenzon, ACE”

ACE is honored to present an in-depth conversation with prolific, respected and award winning editor, editor Chris Lebenzon, ACE. (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Ed Wood, Top Gun, Enemy of the State).
Hosted by the Editorial Director of ACE’s CinemaEditor Magazine, Carolyn Giardina.

5:00pm – 7:00pm  – Cocktail Party

Joe Walker, ACE

Joe Walker, ACE, the editor of Arrival, Blade Runner 2049, 12 Years a Slave and Sicario will be joining our Features Panel. Two time Oscar Nominee, three time BAFTA Nominee and four time ACE Eddie Nominee, winning the Eddie for Arrival in 2017.

Chris Lebenzon, ACE

We are very happy to announce that Chris Lebenzon, ACE, will be our guest of honor in London.



EditFest London and  EditFest Los Angeles provide a rare opportunity to hear the most compelling artists talk about their work and interact with them in an intimate theater setting. EditFest is designed for professional as well as aspiring editors, post production team members, students, content creators, production execs, and those who simply love the art and craft of editing.


EditFest Beginnings

EditFest was created by ACE in 2008 in Los Angeles, as our industry’s top editors desire to start a conversation among editors and post-production professionals. By popular demand, EditFest London was added to the schedule in 2013. This highly anticipated annual event may expand to additional cities in the future.

“The Edit Fest tour is one of the best opportunities I know of to meet some of the world’s top film and TV editors, and their assistants, face-to-face. It’s also a brilliant opportunity to meet a room full of other editors and assistants who might not be on the panel, but are working just as hard in their own spheres. At Edit Fest it’s all the ‘bits in between’ that are just as valuable as the panels and discussions. ” www.premiumbeat.com   read more reviews>>