EditFest Global launch event was a big success! It featured panel conversations, a keynote address and networking opportunities with an array of talented editors. Many thanks to all of our incredible editors and staff who made this happen.

In addition to the 2-Day virtual kick-off event, EditFest Global debuts an ever-growing, year-round portal of online content that will include editing and technology discussions for a worldwide community from our wonderful contributors. 

About EditFest

EditFest Global expands upon ACE’s popular EditFest events. Launched in Los Angeles in 2008, and expanding to New York in 2009 and London in 2013, EditFest puts editors on stage and in lively discussion with attendees.

In response to the circumstances of 2020 and fueled by audience demand, ACE developed EditFest Global, where editors and attendees can continue to connect virtually. 

Launch Event was held on August 29 & 30 

Panels – In-depth discussions with a moderator and featured guest or panel of 4-5. There was time for audience Q&A at the end of each panel. 

Breakout Sessions – Seating in each breakout room was limited to ensure that all attendees have dedicated time to engage with their Special Guest Session Leader-Editor.  

9:15AM – 9:30am PST


9:30am – 11:00am
SATURDAY: “You Gotta Watch This Bit”
SUNDAY: “From Intern to ACE: Building a Future”


11:15am – 1:00pm
SATURDAY: “Inside the Cutting Room” with Bobbie O’Steen: A Conversation with Terilyn Shropshire, ACE
SUNDAY: “Animation Editing: Inside Look at the Unique Storytellling Process”
1:05pm – 1:45pm


Breakout Sessions Friday & Saturday – these will be 40 minute small session groups, led by one of today’s industry leaders! THIS IS WHY YOU NEED TO BUY YOUR TICKET NOW…seats are limited and space in these breakouts are first-come-first-served. So get your ticket now! Get your first picks for breakouts and get facetime and networking time that has made EditFest famous. 

2:00 – 3:00pm
Closing Remarks


Meet Our Kick-Off Speakers for Aug 29 & 30

Kabir Akhtar, ACE
Kabir Akhtar, ACE

Never Have I Ever (director) Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (editor and director)

Kelley Dixon, ACE
Kelley Dixon, ACE

Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul

Mark Hartzell, ACE
Mark Hartzell, ACE

Lost in Space, True Blood

Jacques Gravett, ACE
Jacques Gravett, ACE

Shots Fired, Battlestar Galactica

Maryann Brandon, ACE
Maryann Brandon, ACE

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Harry Yoon, ACE
Harry Yoon, ACE

Euphoria, Detroit


Don’t miss this event, check out all the incredible speakers lined up for August 29 & 30…

What happens next?

This is more than a weekend…

EditFest Global is kicking off on August 29 & 30, but it doesn’t stop there! ACE has partnered with organizations all over the world to keep new events, interviews, discussions, videos, training & networking opportunities coming!

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– watch EditFest Global 2020 panels and breakout rooms,
– pre-recorded interviews with today’s top editors,
– exclusive upcoming zoom events & panel discussions,
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THANK YOU to all of the talent & organizations coming together to make EditFest Global a reality!

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