EditFest, the popular day-long celebration of the art and craft of editing, returns to the Frank Wells Theater at Walt Disney Studios on August 12, 2017.  Presented by American Cinema Editors (ACE), EditFest 2017 presents top-level film and television editors sharing their experiences and insights. Featuring panels, clips, and conversation, EditFest offers a unique opportunity for attendees to engage with panelists and colleagues throughout the day and during a lively post-event reception. 

EditFest LA 2017 panels include Women Making the CutBreaking Boundaries – Changing the Game in Movies; and The Lean Forward Moment.  As announced earlier, Oscar winner Richard Chew, ACE, will go “Inside the Cutting Room,” with noted author and industry insider Bobbie O’Steen. Chew’s extraordinary credits include Star Wars, The Conversation, Risky Business, Singles, Bobby, The Public, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, among many other favorites.

This year’s panelists include an esteemed group of editors including Lillian Benson, ACE, (Chicago Med, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,) Jackie Cambas, ACE, (Zoot Suit, Mermaids, Cat People), Lisa Zeno Churgin, ACE, (Old Man and the Gun, Cider House Rules, Reality Bites), Kelley Dixon, ACE  (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead), Edie Ichioka, ACE, (Toy Story 2, Boxtrolls), Virginia Katz, ACE, (Bride of FrankensteinBeauty and the Beast, Dreamgirls,)   Robert Leighton,ACE (When Harry Met Sally, This is Spinal Tap, The Princess Bride,) Chris McCaleb (Breaking Bad, Narcos, Fear the Walking Dead), Terilyn Shropshire, ACE, (Eve’s Bayou, Secret Life of Bees,) ACE President Stephen Rivkin, ACE,  (Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean, Avatar 2)  Paul Rubell, ACE, (Blade, The Insider, Transformers, Thor,) and Lynn Willingham, ACE,  (The X-Files, Ray Donovan, Bloodline).  Panel moderators include Norm Hollyn, Michael Krulik, Margo Nack, and  Osteen.

The day concludes with the EditFest after-party where panelists, attendees, and ACE members mingle over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

ACE thanks Platinum Sponsor Blackmagic Design and Gold Sponsors Avid and Adobe and the Motion Picture Editors Guild for their generous support of EditFest. Raffle tickets will be available for a chance to win an Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve Software and other great gifts. Proceeds go to the ACE Educational Center and are tax deductible. A creative presentation on DaVinci Resolve will be part of the day’s events.  

For further information, call +1 818 777 2900 or visit American Cinema Editors. Tickets are available at American Cinema Editors site. Early bird tickets are available until July 21, 2017.

About ACE
American Cinema Editors (ACE) is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950. Film editors are voted into membership on the basis of their professional achievements, their dedication to the education of others and their commitment to the craft of editing.The objectives and purposes of the American Cinema Editors are to advance the art and science of the editing profession; to increase the entertainment value of motion pictures by attaining artistic pre-eminence and scientific achievement in the creative art of editing; and to bring into close alliance those editors who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the editing profession.ACE produces several annual events including EditFest (a weekend editing festival in the summer), Invisible Art/Visible Artists (annual panel of Oscar® nominated editors), and the ACE Eddie Awards, now in its 66th year, recognizing outstanding editing in ten categories of film, television and documentaries. The organization publishes a quarterly magazine, CinemaEditor, highlighting the art, craft and business of editing and editors.

 About ACE EditFest
Launched in Los Angeles in 2008 to put the leading film editors in touch and in communication with editors and those who work with editors and editing enthusiasts, EditFest expanded to New York in 2009 and London in 2013. EditFest presents panels, conversations and social interaction with some of the most influential editors working in film and television. The highly anticipated annual event, which sells out each year, has plans to expand to additional cities in the future.