“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, BAFTA Scotland New Talent Winner 2014 – Best Editor


“WOW, Thank you so much for a fantastic ACE event on Saturday. The morning panel was amazing – my fave clips were ‘The Trip’ and ‘Fire in the Night’ plus the talk brought up some interesting things.

“…See the funny man say the funny thing…” Thank you Mark Everson. Comedy is my passion so I was thrilled to see you.

Aaaagghh my eyes! Sorry Tim Porter I had to look away… A beautiful choreographed scene skillfully woven up until that point.

The moment you fell in love with editing… Thank you Stephen Ellis …me too, it was 1991 and I felt like I’d come home, a real heartfelt connection that has never left me.

Mags, a seamless confection of laughs despite your concerns for continuity. Your first clip set the mood for the day – funny, warm, surprising and generous.

As for the afternoon – what a treat! ‘Super 8’ and Toy Story 3 were my fave clips both were funny, human, moving and truthful. Loved them and have a crush on Mary Jo and Ken equally. And so nice to talk to them too. As for Alan Heim – whatthe****?! He slammed it with his talk. The sound of jaws dropping as he waxed lyrical about his collaborations with Fosse and Lumet. And the clips! Breathtakingly bold and inventive. Loved them, loved him. He was very encouraging – a real gent and an asset.

Really inspiring connections and aspirational people. Overall I left thinking just how lovely editors are – Mark Day agreed and asked me what would a collection of editors be called? I replied ‘a giggle of editors’.

Thank You! Glad we got to meet finally after all these years. Wishing you well and very Well Done again for a pitch perfect event. I will wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone I know. A copy of Cinema Editor arrived today which was a total surprise and I am totally delighted with it. Thanking you kindly Jenni.

Be happy, Bridge x

“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. ”



“At EditFest I met a lot of wonderful people, but among them was Brandi Bradburn. She was kind enough to let me know of any Assistant openings she heard about, and one of those was a position at Knight Rider. It was a union position, so unfortunately Richard Winnie told me that I couldn’t be hired. However he held on to my resume, and kindly thought of me again when a Post Coordinator position came up at another NBC show, The Philanthropist.

The latest turn of events was that they needed an extra pair of Assistant Editor hands on the show, and since I have the experience and knew the show, they wanted me to help out. Once again, Richard Winnie came to my rescue and managed to get a waiver from the union to work on the show in Editorial for a couple of weeks. And that is why Editfest was just about the best way to start a career here in Los Angeles, and I have you to thank Jenni!! “
All the best, Sandra


“Thanks again. Edit Fest NYC Rocked! This was one event that was as BIG as THE BIG APPLE! I went to last year’s Edit Fest in LA and was blown away on how great it was. This time it was no different just a different city.

The caliber of editors that sat on each panel was amazing. I’m really glad ACE has decided to keep this event around and not just in LA but expanded it to the east coast. I can’t stress how much of a great opportunity this is to meet and greet so many editors, which otherwise would never happen, that’s why this event needs to be around forever! Edit Fest is also not just about the great editors on the panel either it’s about meeting other editors! You’d be surprised who you run into at the cocktail party or the wrap party that are just attendants. Anywhere from ACE board members to assistants in all aspects of editing. Meeting these different types of people might just change your life!

Just being able to talk to other editors and make connections, alone is worth the price of admission. Even people who find it hard to start up a conversation will find it very pleasing on how easy it is. Where else can you get this? And it’s for 2 days! What you get from this event makes the price virtually free. I really, really enjoyed my second time at Edit Fest and look forward to many others.”
Peace and Blessings, Saleem Aziz, editor on The X Factor