EditFest Global 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 Global is able to provide a virtual setting on September 30th, 2023. Attendees and panelists will be able to interact and network, exemplifying ACE’s mission to celebrate editors and the art of editing while encouraging the next generation worldwide.

Kevin Tent, ACE
President, American Cinema Editors

(Held Sept 30, 2023)
Please check back soon to view videos of the Panels & Breakout Sessions

7:15am to 7:30am – Early Bird EditFest Intro (All Listings are Pacific Time)

7:30am to 9:00am
Exploring the Technology and Its Impact on the Art of Editing

(First Rebroadcast of AI Panel, from in-person, EditFest LA)
Moderated by Carolyn Giardina, Tech Editor -The Hollywood Reporter
  • Zack Arnold, ACE – Optimize Yourself, Cobra Kai\
  • Jon Dudkowski, ACE – Star Trek: Discover
  • Chad Nelson – Creative collaborator with OpenAI, Credits include Award Winning Animated Short, Critterz
  • Cristóbal Valenzuela – Co-founder and CEO of RunwayM
9:30am – 11am
“My Favorite Bit”
An homage to Norman Hollyn’s “Lean Forward Moment”

Moderated by Ant Boys, ACE – The Great, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Veep
Film editors from around the globe will show a clip from a film or show they love. They’ll discuss its significance, why they found it so attention-grabbing, and most importantly, how it inspired them.
  • Sujit Agrawal, ACE –  Satya, Send Help  
  • Debbie Berman, ACE – Spider-Man: Homecoming, Black Panther, Captain Marvel
  • Elisa Bonora, ACE – Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, Still Working 9 to 5
  • Claudia Castello, ACE – Prey, Creed, Fruitvale Station 
  • Bradinn French, ACE – A Black Lady Sketch Show, American Horror Story 
15 Minute Break

11:15am to 12:45pm 

Master Class with Hank Corwin, ACE
Moderated by Joshua Handler,
co-founder and programmer for Picturehouse 441
Hank Corwin, ACE – The Big Short, Vice, Don’t Look Up, Natural Born Killers

12:45pm to 1:30pm – 45 Minute Lunch Break, time to network and visit the Sponsor Expo

 1:30pm – 2:30pm

 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Live Break-Out Sessions 

  • Bob Ducsay, ACE – Glass Onion, Knives Out, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    Moderator – Sean Linal

  • Erica Freed Marker, ACESeverance, Dead Ringers, Alaska Daily
    Moderator Alfonso Carrion 

  • Conversation with Author Bobbie O’Steen and Susan Vaill, ACE – Hacks, This is Us
    Moderator – Irene Chun

  • BIPOC DOC Editors Chairpersons:
    Carla Gutierrez, ACE
    RBG, The Last Out
    David Teague – Pretty Baby, Becoming
    Moderator – Susana Benaim

  • Russell Griffin, ACE talks about Editing Multi-Camera ShowsHow I Met Your Father, Family Reunion, Mad About You
    Moderator Alyssa Donovan 

2:30pm – Closing Comments

A rebroadcast of the entire EditFest Global event, including the Artificial Intelligence Panel from EditFest LA, will be available ON DEMAND immediately at the close for those unavailable to tune in earlier.

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