EDITFEST Schedule & Panels

Join Us at EditFest Global 2022!  

EditFest is one of the greatest examples of ACE’s mission to educate others about the craft of editing and to advance the art and dignity of the profession. Thanks to our generous sponsors, EditFest is able to provide a setting (both in-person and online this year) which attendees and panelists can interact and network, exemplifying ACE’s mission to celebrate editors and the art of editing while encouraging the next generation.

Kevin Tent, ACE
President, American Cinema Editors

Saturday, August 27th, 2022

8:30am – 9:15am (pt) – Check-in or Login / Sponsor EXPO
9:30am – 9:45am (pt) – Welcome from ACE President, Kevin Tent  / Blackmagic Design presentation
9:45am – 10:00 am (pt) – Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini Giveaway


10:00am – 11:30am (pt)

“Small Screen, Big Picture”

Panel Moderator – Michael Krulik
Avid Product Marketing and Evangelist, Los Angeles


  1. Liza Cardinale, ACE – What We Do In The Shadows
  2. Mary DeChambres, ACE – American Ninja Warrior, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars
  3. Josh Earl, ACEObi-wan Kenobi
  4. Vikash Patel Ozark
  5. Andrew S. Eisen, ACE – The Mandalorian, The Hateful Eight, Book of Boba Fett

11:30 am – 11:45 (pt)  –  15 minute break

11:45am – 1:15pm (pt)

“Editing Animation: Edit First, Shoot Later”

Panel Moderator – Bobbie O’Steen
Author – “Making the Cut at Pixar: The Art of Editing Animation”, “The Invisible Cut” & “Cut to the Chase”


  • Stephanie Earley – Central Park
  • Axel Geddes, ACE – Toy Story 4, Finding Dory
  • Edie Ichioka, ACE–  Toy Story 2, The Boxtrolls, Over the Moon
  • Sarah K. ReimersFinding Dory, Baymax!, Strange World, Piper
  • John Venzon, ACE – The Bad Guys, Lego Batman Movie

1:15pm – 1:30pm (pt) – 15 minute break

1:30pm – 2:00pm (pt)

Saturday Networking / Break-Out Rooms

  • Hosted by Tyler Nelson – The Batman, Mindhunter
         Assisted by Margot Nack 
  • Hosted by Harry Yoon, ACE – Minari, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Kings
         Assisted by Robbie Gibbon 
  • Hosted by Stephanie Filo, ACE – Black Lady Sketch Show, For Life
         Assisted by Heather Capps
  • Hosted by Elisabet Ronaldsdóttir, ACE – Atomic Blonde, Bullet Train
         Assisted by  Glenn Garland, ACE 
  • Hosted by Aaron I. Butler, ACE – Euphoria, Cries from Syria
        Assisted by Alfonso A. Carrion 

2:00 pm (pt) – Sign off for the day

Sunday, August 28th, 2022

9:00am – 9:30am (pt) – Online only log-in / Chat open / Networking
9:30am – 9:45am (pt) – Intro Video / 60 second Sponsor Reel / Sponsor EXPO Open

9:45am – 11:15am (pt)

Keynote Speaker:
“Behind the Screen” with Eddie Hamilton, ACE

Credits include Top Gun:Maverick and Mission Impossible:Fallout & Rogue Nation, Kingsman:The Secret Service & The Golden Circle, X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass. His enthusiasm for big screen storytelling is matched only by his total dedication to the craft of film editing, his nerdy technical expertise and his undisputed love of chocolate.

Moderator –  Carolyn Giardina

Tech editor, The Hollywood Reporter

11:15am – 11:30am (pt) – 15 minute break Sponsor EXPO Open

11:30 – 1:00pm (pt)

“Editing for the World”

An event connecting editors around the world who are part of the ever-changing landscape of telling stories with the moving image.

Panel Moderator – Alexander Berner, ACE

Berner’s International editing credits include Babylon Berlin, Resident Evil, Cloud Atlas


  1. Jean-Daniel Fernández Qundez, ACE  – The Witcher,Lupin
  2. Ahmed Hafez – Moon Knight, Paranormal
  3. Kasper Leick – A Royal Affair, Borgen
  4. Melissa Parry, SAGE (South African Guild of Editors), Queen Sono, Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star

1:00pm – 1:15 pm (pt)  – 15 minute break

1:15pm – 2:00pm (pt)

Sunday Networking / Break-Out Rooms

  • Hosted by Susana Benaim – National Treasure: Edge of History, The Dropout
         Assisted by Daniel Martens
  • Hosted by Matt Allen – Eric Zumbrunnen Fellow
         Assisted by Carmen Hu
  • Hosted by Adam Epstein, ACE – The Bear, Saturday Night Live
    Co-Host Joanna Naugle –
    The Bear
         Assisted by Morgan Prygrocki
  • Hosted by Sushila Love – Sally Menke Fellowship
    Co-Host Susan E. Kim – Sally Menke Fellowship
  • “Making the Cut at Pixar: A Look Inside”
    Hosted by Bobbie O’Steen –
    Author, The Invisible Cut & Cut to the Chase
    Co-Host Bill Kinder –
    Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., Jack
    Co-Host Carol Littleton, ACE
    – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Manchurian Candidate
         Assisted by Alyssa Donovan 
  • Hosted by Joan Sobel, ACE – A Single Man, Moon Knight, Nocturnal Animals
         Assisted by Esther Sokolow
  • Nicholas Monsour – Nope, Us
         Assisted by Irene Chun

2:00 pm (pt) – Sign off 

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