ACE Student Editing Competition

Application Process

Application for the ACE Student Editing Competition is closed.

Students of film or editing may enter the ACE Student Editing Competition once a year. Applicants must provide the name of the school or university where they are studying and the name of a professor or instructor on the ACE application.  Here are the steps:

  1. Click “Start Application” and pay entry fee ($125).
  2. Upon payment you are redirected to an application.
  3. Fill form out completely and submit (entries close 11/1/18).
  4. You are redirected to a web page with link to download Video Dailies and Script Notes.
  5. You will receive an email on how to submit your edited scene to ACE (deadline 11/30/18).

Good Luck!


Competition Process

The top three finalists will be contacted by phone and email by January 21st, 2019, and announced soon after.  Each finalist and a guest will be invited to attend the ACE Eddie Awards on Feb 1st, 2019, in Beverly Hills, CA. (ACE does not pay transportation or hotel expenses for out-of-town students.)


The winner receives a special Student Award and publicity in the Hollywood trade papers and each finalist receives a plaque.

No other entrants are contacted and no critiques or rankings are available for anyone. The finalists will be listed on this ACE website.


Please Note: The dailies supplied are for this student competition only and are NOT to be duplicated or copied or used for classroom study, projects or any other outside use. Any infringement upon this use may result in litigation.

Congratulations to the 2018
Student Editing Competition Winner!

Mariah Zenk – Missouri State University

Finalists were:

Lillian Engel – Elon University
Charlie Malcolm – Florida State University