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American Cinema Editors’ EditFest Global Returns Virtually Aug. 28-29


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American Cinema Editors’ EditFest Global returns during a virtual event on August 28 and 29, 2021, offering access to the insight and experiences of the world’s finest editors. EditFest Global successfully debuted in 2020 as the online partner to EditFest’s popular in-person events in Los Angeles and London.

The lineup for the two-day virtual event features live and prerecorded conversations with an array of the world’s most talented editors working across all genres and outlets. EditFest Global also offers direct interaction with ACE editors, industry experts and a community of attendees in live breakout rooms.

The schedule for EditFest Global 2021 is available here. The days kick off at 9:15 am, and end at 2:00 pm PDT, on Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29. Highlights include:

Editing For Musicals
Moderated by Carolyn Giardina, Tech Editor at The Hollywood Reporter
Kris FitzgeraldCentral Park
Ali Greer Schmigadoon!
Alan Heim, ACEAll That Jazz
Virginia Katz, ACEDreamgirls, Beauty and the Beast
Myron Kerstein, ACEIn the Heights, Crazy Rich Asians, tick, tick…Boom

Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen: A Conversation with Tom Cross, ACE
The author of The Invisible Cut & Cut to the Chase joins the esteemed editor of Whiplash, La La Land, First Man, No Time to Die

From Assistant to Editor: Mentoring the Next Generation
Moderated by Matt Feury, Senior Director, Artist Relations, AVID

Part 1 – The Mentors
Alan Baumgarten, ACETrial of the Chicago 7, Molly’s Game
Ben Bulatao, ACEDeadliest Catch, Florida Man
Melissa McCoy, ACETed Lasso, Whiskey Cavalier
Joi McMillon, ACE Zola, The Underground Railroad, Moonlight
Harry Yoon, ACEMinari, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Part 2 – The Assistants
Francesca Castro
Irene Chun
Christina Mar
Daniel Morfesis
Art O’Leary, ACE

International Partner Program Launch
Strengthening the Art of Editing in the Global Film Community
Moderated by Jazz Tangcay, Senior Artisans Editor at Variety

Alexander Berner, ACEBabylon Berlin, Cloud Atlas, Resident Evil
Janus Billeskov JansenFlee, Another Round, Pelle The Conqueror
Yang Jinmo, ACE Parasite, Snowpiercer, Train to Busan
Soledad SalfateA Fantastic Woman, Somos., Gloria Bell
Michelle Tesoro, ACE – The Queen’s Gambit, Flag Day, When They See Us

Over the course of EditFest Global, attendees can sign up to engage in breakout rooms and converse with a world of talented editors:

Networking Break-Out Rooms
Josie Azzam and Susan E KimDiscussion with Sally Menke 2020/21 Fellows
Patricia Barnett, ACEiCarly, Everybody Loves Raymond, Call Your Mother
Kirk Baxter, ACE The Social Network, Mank
Lillian Benson, ACEChicago Med, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Avril Beukes, ACE Respect, Queen Sugar
Daysha Broadway, ACEA Black Lady Sketch Show, Insecure
Erika Dapkewicz, ACEVivo, Puss and Boots
Susan Federman, ACEHow I Met Your Mother, Man with a Plan
Dana E. Glauberman, ACEThe Mandalorian, Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Yana Gorskaya, ACEWhat We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Jessica Hernández, ACEA Black Lady Sketch Show, Self-Made
Charles Little II, ACE911, Lone Star
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, ACESound of Metal
Julio C. Perez IV, ACEEuphoria, Malcolm & Marie
Stephen Rivkin, ACEAvatar, Pirates of the Caribbean
Molly Shock, ACETop Chef All Stars, Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars
Rosanne Tan, ACEThe Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Mr. Robot, Homecoming
Frédéric Thoraval, ACE Promising Young Woman
Andrew Weisblum, ACE The French Dispatch, Black Swan, tick, tick…Boom!

Breakout rooms will be moderated by Matthew Allen, Susana Benaim, Alfonso Carrion, Alyssa Donovan, Glenn Garland, Robbie Gibbon, Hailey Ruffner, Kelly Soll, Christina Velez, and Shannon Weiss.

As announced earlier, EditFest Global is unveiling its long-awaited International Partner Program during the event. The program is designed to strengthen the art of editing in the global film community with formalized opportunities to be part of ACE.

EditFest Global membership is open to all and can be purchased here. Membership and tickets for both days are $69; tickets for the event alone are available for $40. Valuable membership benefits include 2021 EditFest Global online events; an entire year of content; ongoing offers and discounts from ACE, its partners and sponsors; and a subscription to Cinema Editor magazine. ACE members and current Cinema Editor magazine subscribers can join EditFest Global for free.

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