The Canadian Cinema Editors is pleased to announce two very special keynote discussions for EditCon 2021, a global live-stream interactive conference on the art of picture editing. Jinmo Yang, Oscar-nominated editor of Parasite will join esteemed Canadian filmmaker and broadcaster Sook-Yin Lee for an in-depth conversation about the craft of picture editing, and Michelle Tesoro, ACE, editor of Netflix hit mini-series The Queen’s Gambit will join CCE co-founder Paul Day, CCE to discuss her work. Michelle and Jinmo join a stellar line-up of Canadian editors sharing the stage with editors from around the world to discuss the many challenges the industry faced in 2020. EditCon will take place on Saturday February 20th and Sunday February 21, 2021, and feature panels and with editors of recent hits such as THE HANDMAID’S TALE, VIDA, BLOOD QUANTUM, #BLACKAF, I MAY DESTROY YOU, SNOWPIERCER, NORMAL PEOPLE, and EUPHORIA, amongst many others.
The theme this year will be Shifting World, Shifting Industry: It’s been a year of unprecedented change. Covid-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives and the Black Lives Matter movement led the call for racial justice globally. Our industry is seeing a push to achieve racial equity and inclusion, both in front and behind the camera. As storytelling shifts so does distribution. EditCon 2021 will create a space to reconnect and explore the ways in which our professional lives and the industry have changed.
Partnering with Nordest Studio and their new platform Neme.TV, we are creating a unique and interactive conference experience. In addition to fantastic panels featuring both Canadian and international guests, there will be a series of breakout rooms, which are limited-capacity panels where a smaller audience allows for more intimate conversation and questions, and for tech demonstrations from industry experts. Moving beyond zooms, we’re leveraging new technologies to create unique social networking experiences. We’ll have games, raffles, and more to make this event more than just another webinar.
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