Who We Are

The Canadian Cinema Editors is a professional, educational and cultural association dedicated to the following:

  • Support the pursuit of excellence in the profession, and the enhancement of motion picture values through the pursuit of artistic and technological pre-eminence
  • Promote the education of peers, producers and students in the art and science of editing
  • Bring together editors who share a common desire to advance the dignity and prestige of the profession
  • Achieve recognition for, and elevation of, editors as authoritative storytellers after Principal Photography

Mission Statement

The C.C.E. is a non-profit organization with the goal of bettering the art and science of picture editing in all media. Through a better understanding of each other, and teaching others in our industry we hope to advance the profile of professional film editors. Our aim is to spark passion in us all and bring recognition to those who create the last draft of the script by weaving a mosaic of picture and sound in the cutting rooms across Canada.

We hope you’ll have questions, and when you do, please contact us:


Board of Directors

Kelly Morris (Vancouver)


Kelly Morris is best known for his work as a Documentary Editor. His credits include CBC’s the fifth estate and The Nature of Things, NatGeo’s Wild and Crisis Zone, BBC’s the Natural World, tenure with the CBC Documentary Unit, and lead series editor for Discovery’s Jetstream and Saw Dogs.




Chris Mutton (Toronto)


Chris Mutton has worked in post-production for the past twelve years. His recent editing credits include prime time scripted and unscripted programming for CTV, CBC, Slice, HGTV Canada & U.S., DIY Network U.S., W Network and FUSE. Chris was involved with the C.C.E. from the early days, coordinating the C.C.E.’s first screening and Q&A (Dead Ringers with editor Ron Sanders, C.C.E.) Chris aims to support the C.C.E. in strengthening connections with TIFF and the A.C.E. and increasing mentorship between experienced editors and new editors. He wishes to see the organization grow with additional membership across Canada.



Gordon Burkell (Toronto)

Educational Advisor

Gordon Burkell is an editor with 15 years of experience in Documentaries and television commercials. He is the founder of the internationally recognized Aotg.com, a site with the goal of sharing and organizing information for film editors. The site includes Aotg.tv, The Cutting Room Podcast and mobile apps for film editors. Gordon currently hosts panels, events and lectures at Ryerson University.



Matt Lyon (Toronto)


Matt Lyon made his first cut at the age of eight with some splicing tape and a couple reels of super8. He experienced his first system crash a few minutes later when the film got caught in the projector gate and melted into a puddle of plastic. Not one to shy away from a challenge, he has gone on to work on features, shorts, episodic television, documentaries and animation. Films he has worked on have played at Slamdance, IDFA, TIFF and SXSW. The most recent feature he cut, “Bang Bang Baby,” won the “Best First Canadian Feature” at TIFF 2014.


Jorelle Miranda (Vancouver)


Fairly new to the film industry, Jorelle has taken a head first dive into the world of post production and its hectic schedules. Jorelle spends his time assistant editing on feature films while editing short form narratives on the side to build upon his aspirations to be a feature film editor in the future.


Demo Reel


Nina Hirten (Los Angeles/Vancouver)

Web/Marketing Advisor

Nina was born in NY and grew up in San Francisco with an opera singer, a pipe organist, and 5 pianos. She moved to Toronto in 2005, got her BFA in Film Production (Hons) at Ryerson University. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she edits, directs, and produces music and film through her company Oh Just Peachy Studios Productions.