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13th Annual CCE Awards Nominees and Winners

2023 CCE Awards

List of Nominees & Winners

WINNER: Jeremy Montgomery – HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: EP 301 – THE HAUNTING OF CASTLE GRAYSKULL

Gavin Ebedes – REINDEER IN HERE

Lesley Mackay Hunter, CCE – BIG BLUE: EP 21 & 22 – CHANGE OF HEAAAART/OOZE ON THE LOOSE

Meagan Oravec – RUN JUMP PLAY: EP 102 – CAMILLE THE GYMNAST

Paul Hunter, CCE & Katie Tomchishen – ANGRY BIRDS SUMNER MADNESS: EP 203 – CHUCK IN A BOX

Sponsored by: Annex Pro

Winners: Jessica Hoffman & Andrew Blyskosz – SESAME STREET MECHA BUILDERS: EP 112B – A BIT OF A STRETCH

Erik Loponen – LET’S GO LUNA: EP 319 – A MOON’S TRIP TO PARIS

Rachel Guergis, Bec Cranswick, Sophia Loffreda & Dean Hannas – SPIDEY AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS: EP 208 – HALTED HOLIDAY/MERRY SPIDEY CHRISTMAS

Robert Hornsby, Stephanie Duncan, CCE & Jason Cohen – THOMAS & FRIENDS: ALL ENGINES GO: THE MYSTERY OF LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN

Shawn Rocca – XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM: I AM RUKMINI DEVI ARUNDALE

Sponsored by: Canadian Cinema Editors

Winners: Mike Munn, CCE & Dave Kazala, CCE – TO KILL A TIGER

David McMahon & Peter Denes – THE KIDS IN THE HALL: COMEDY PUNKS

Greg Ng, CCE – THE GRIZZLIE TRUTH

Nicholas Hector, CCE, BFE – THE PERFECT STORY

Sarah Byrne – BERNIE LANGILLE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO BERNIE LANGILLE

Sponsored by: DGC National

Winner: Steve Taylor, CCE – THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF BEVERLY LYNN SMITH: EP 101 – THE CATCH

Clark Masters – THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF BEVERLY LYNN SMITH: EP 103 – ALIBI

James Hebbard – HISTORY BY THE NUMBERS: EP 120 – THE GREAT MIGRATION

Jenypher Fisher, CCE – OUR WAR: EP 101 – WATTS/DROST

Peter Denes, Pamela Bayne, Deb Palloway, CCE & Barry McMann – EVIL BY DESIGN: SURVIVING NYGARD: EP 101

Sponsored by: Matrx

Winner: Sophie Leblond – VIKING

Amélie Labrèche – NOÉMIE DIT OUI

Christopher Donaldson, CCE, ACE & Roslyn Kalloo, CCE – WOMEN TALKING

Kye Meechan – BROTHER

Lindsay Allikas – THE SWEARING JAR

Simone Smith, CCE – I LIKE MOVIES

Sponsored by: Vanguarde Artist Management

Winner: Jonathan Dowler, CCE – CANADA’S DRAG RACE, CANADA VS. THE WORLD: EP 106 – GRAND FINALE

Jeff Fowler – TRADING UP WITH MANDY RENNEHAN: EP 110 – THE BIG FINISH

Jenypher Fisher, CCE – PAMELA’S GARDEN OF EDEN: EP 1001 – I LOVE LAUNDRY!

Michael Tersigni, CCE – BLOWN AWAY: EP 304 – SEVEN DEADLY SINS

Rhonda Thain, Robb Watson & Adam MacLean – TRADING UP WITH MANDY RENNEHAN: EP 101 – ROTTEN CHESTER

Sponsored by: Annex Pro

Winner: Roderick Deogrades, CCE – HIGH SCHOOL: EP 106 – HELLO, I’M RIGHT HERE

Daniel Sadler – THE HARDY BOYS: EP 207 – THE DOCTOR’S ORDERS

Duncan Christie, CCE – FRAGGLE ROCK: BACK TO THE ROCK: EP 113 – ALL OF US

Lisa Binkley, CCE – ZOMBIES 3

Paul Winestock, CCE – FRAGGLE ROCK: BACK TO THE ROCK: EP 105 – FOUR WEMBLEYS AND A BIRTHDAY

Sponsored by: IATSE 891

Winner: Dominique Champagne – MOTEL PARADIS: EP 1 – EXPÉRIENCE DE MORT IMMINENTE

Allan Lee, CCE & Bob Dewald – FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC: THE ORIGIN: EP 1 – THE MARRIAGE

Justin Li – Thai Cave Rescue: Ep 102 – TO NOT OFFEND THE GODS

Maureen Grant – STOLEN BY THEIR FATHER

Roger Mattiussi, CCE – HOUSE OF CHAINS

Sponsored by: Formosa Group

Winner: Arthur Tarnowski, CCE, ACE – SUZANNE ET CHANTAL

Amélie Labrèche – NU

Guillaume Marin – DANNY GREENWOOD T LAID

Rachel Guergis – BUBBLE

Xi Feng – REBECCA’S ROOM

Sponsored by: JAM Post

Winner: Jay Prychidny, CCE – WEDNESDAY: EP 101 – WEDNESDAY’S CHILD IS FULL OF WOE

Drew MacLeod – SHORESY: EP 103 – KNOW YOUR ROLE

Kimberlee McTaggart, CCE – MOONSHINE: EP 203 – BITCHES, I’VE NOW GONE OUTLAW

Sabrina Pitre, CCE – FAKES: EP 101 – TEEN DRINKING IS VERY BAD…

Teresa Hannigan, CCE – PRETTY HARD CASES: EP 201 – PENCIL SKIRTS

Sponsored by: Rolling Pictures

Winner: Dev Singh – THE PORTER: EP 102

Aaron Marshall, CCE – HALO: EP 101 – CONTACT

Jay Prychidny, CCE – SNOWPIERCER: EP 310 – THE ORIGINAL SINNERS

Sandy Pereira – THE PORTER: EP 104

Wendy Hallam Martin, CCE, ACE – THE HANDMAID’S TALE: EP 510 – SAFE

Sponsored by: Take 5 Productions

Winner: Ashley Brook, David Schmidt & Kyle Cucco – CANADIANA: THE WEREWOLF OF QUEBEC

Andres Landau, Marianna Khoury & Eui Yong Zong – LIDO TV: EP 104 – FEMINISM

Anna Catley – AVOCADO TOAST: EP 205 – WITH A SIDE OF… DECAF AMERICAN’T-HAVE-KIDS-O

Arielle Skolnik – TRUE DATING STORIES: EP 3 – DORIAN

Jean-Philippe Gagnon – COBAYE: NICO TESTE LE BITCOIN À MIAMI

Sponsored by: Canadian Cinema Editors 

Adelaide Berardi – STRICTLY PLATONIC (York University)


Chen Sing Yap – DESYNC (Sheridan College)


Jennifer Li – SOLD (Emily Carr University)


Jérémie Mazan – YVON L’ÉTERNEL (Université du Québec à Montréal)


Taryn Foster – ORDER, FOR THE BUTCHER (University of British Columbia)


Zoé Rondeau – CE QUI SE PASSE SOUS TERRE (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Sponsored by: Insight Productions

Special Award Recipients

Lifetime Award 2023 - David B Thompson

David B. Thompson, CCE began his career in the 1980s as an editor on classic Canadian programming such as THE LITTLEST HOBO and NIGHT HEAT. Over the years, his work spanned all genres, from action/comedy (DUE SOUTH) to science fiction (LEXX, DARK MATTER), and period dramas (THE KENNEDYS).  A stalwart presence in the industry for over 50 years, David left a body of work that is almost as big as his heart.  

A fantastic editor, mentor, storyteller, jokester, and a great friend to so many, David was part of the first group of inductees to receive the CCE initials in 2008. He won an award at the inaugural CCE Awards in 2011, and over the course of his career garnered 5 Gemini nominations, two 2 DGC and CCE Award nominations, as well as an Emmy nomination for the pilot episode of “24”. 

David always said “Cut with your gut, use your feelings to tell the story.”

Celebrating Assistant Editors


The following are the Assistant Editors who worked on this year's nominated projects:

Mohamed Abo El Fadl
Shonah Affleck
Mitchell Allen
Mark Allison
Gabriella Arno
Alysha Baker
Shawn Beckwith
David Borja
Nathan Burke
Robert Calabro
Louis Casado
Calina Chakarova
Tiana Chin
Peter Coholan
Mihai Cosmin Popa
Wesley Demkiw
Gebriel Deneke
Mathieu Dodier
Sarinah Foskin
Dale Gagne
Zoé Guévremont
Howard Hamilton
Michel Heuston
Brendan Hiles
Shayne Hontiveros
Simon Huculiak
Razvan Ilinca
Jess Jansen
Jordan Janus
Charlie Jemmett
Chuck Kahn
Bethany Kaster
Vaggelis Katsaros
Jordan Kawai
Mike T. King
Maria Komech
Lawrence Le Lam
Naseem Loloie
Tom Lounsbury
Lester Lubuguin
Anthony Lunenburg
Dariun Lung
Blake Macfarlane
Daisy MacLean
Rodlyne Maheé Jean
Will Mitchell
Michael McBride
Kyle McNair
Eric Metzloff
Matthew Neufeld
Andrew Notman
Pranay Nichani
Nick Nadon
Nisha Pahuja
Melissa Paquet
Niraj Patel
Maria Psaila
Aidan Popiel-Hirdaramani
Kyle Power
Derek Pugh
Daniel Shulkin
Ernesto Sosa Lopez
Chris Stevens
Joshua Ramsey
Angela Ready
Angela Rentzelos
Genevieve Roberge
Shawn Rocca
Keisha Rose
Paul Rubenstein
Amélie Santerre
Craig Scorgie
Javier Sinisterra
Arielle Skolnik
Lavinia Terletchi
Thomas Therrien
Sean Thomas
Maxyme Tremblay
Vincent Tremblay
Brad Tuck
Paul Wilson
James Young

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Congratulations to our Raffle Winners

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Our Host Elvira Kurt

Elvira Kurt is a Canadian Screen and Canadian Comedy Award winning, trail-blazing, blazer wearing, queer comedy icon.

Here’s a partial list of her credits: DRINK MASTERS, THE SOCIAL, CANADA’S DRAG RACE, THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW, CROSS COUNTRY CAKE OFF, WALL OF CHEFS, A CUT ABOVE, MASTERCHEF CANADA, POPCULTURED WITH ELVIRA KURT, SPIN OFF, BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION, MISS PERSONA, STILL STANDING, THIS HOUR HAS 22 MINUTES, GAME ON, ETALK DAILY and ‘Q’ AND ‘Q.

Plus live solo shows, comedy special tapings, festival appearances, the Jury Choice Award at the Cannes Short Film Showcase for Reel Women Seen, which she wrote. On tap is a Seth Rogen project as well as her own scripted sitcom, currently in development. Yep, this teacup butch is BUSY!

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Thank you to our committees & volunteers:

Awards Committee:

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Jennifer Kidson

Lesley Mackay Hunter, CCE

Jane MacRae

Thank you to our CCE staff:

CCE Operations Manager:

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CCE Communications Coordinator:

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The Canadian Cinema Editors presents its 6th annual conference EDITCON 2023

The Canadian Cinema Editors presents its 6th annual conference EDITCON 2023

Toronto, December 16, 2022The Canadian Cinema Editors (CCE) is pleased to present EDITCON 2023, the sixth annual conference on the art of picture editing, and will take place between February 24th to 26th, 2023. The conference will host virtual events as well as in person events in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

EDITCON 2023 is presented under the theme of Finding Meaning.

In uncertain times, we look to storytelling to find meaning in the madness. It’s no surprise then that the past few years have seen an explosion of film and television content. With all the differing voices and opinions competing for our attention, it can be challenging to sift through all the content out there and find something that is meaningful to you.

For EditCon 2023, we will speak with some of the most in-demand editors about work that has been meaningful to them. Whether it’s exploring memory by reconstructing a true story, delving into the themes that matter most to Canadians, or crafting thrilling sequences on the most-watched shows of 2022, this year’s guests have lent their talents to help tell the stories we find the most meaningful.

In addition to fascinating panels featuring both Canadian and International guests, there will be a series of virtual breakout rooms as well as some exciting programming for our in person events. We will also have some amazing products to raffle off!

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Christopher Donaldson, CCE, ACE – CRIMES OF THE FUTURE
  • Paula Fairfield – HOUSE OF THE DRAGON
  • Siân Fever – HOUSE OF THE DRAGON
  • Katie Halliday – STRANGER THINGS
  • Craig Henighan – STRANGER THINGS
  • Sophie Leblond – VIKING
  • Pablo Álvarez Mesa – GEOGRAPHIES OF SOLITUDE
  • Jacquelyn Mills – GEOGRAPHIES OF SOLITUDE
  • Eamon O’Connor – BLACK ICE
  • Jay Prychidny, CCE – SCREAM 6
  • Milena Salazar – BACK HOME
  • Anthony Shim – RICEBOY SLEEPS
  • Simone Smith, CCE – I LIKE MOVIES
  • Jenn Stromm – BACK HOME

Tickets will be available starting January 9th, 2023.

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12th Annual CCE Awards Nominees and Winners

12th Annual CCE Awards

List of Nominees & Winners

Winner(s)/Lauréat.e.s: Roderick Deogrades, CCE & Sam Patterson – CHARLOTTE

Danny Palmer – MATT & BIRD BREAK LOOSE: Ep. 101 – HUMANS TOGETHER

Ed Fuller – PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE

Orion McCaw & Mat Garneau – CARMEN SANDIEGO: Ep. 408 – THE DARK CAPER

Max Szentveri, Greg Canning, Ryan Jobling & Leland Miller – THE SNOOPY SHOW: Ep 01 – HAPPINESS IS A DANCING DOG

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Winner(s)/Lauréat.e.s: Eui Yong Zong – ONE OF OURS

Anouk Deschênes – WINTOPIA

Ben Lawrence – MY TREE

Omar Majeed – THIS STAINED DAWN

Robert Swartz, CCE – DISPATCHES FROM A FIELD HOSPITAL

Sponsored by/Commandité par: JAM Post

Winner(s)/Lauréat.e.s: Amélie Labrèche – MON ONCLE PATOF

Anouk Deschênes – LE SPECTRE DES ONDES

Chase Ashbaugh – BROWN ENOUGH

James Blokland – BORN BAD

Rick Bartram – IF SO, DO SO

Sponsored by/Commandité par: Boris FX

Winner(s)/Lauréat.e.s: Eamonn O’Connor & Nick Taylor – FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE: Ep. 01 – THE DISAPPEARANCE

Ben Kaplan – HISTORY OF THE SITCOM: Ep. 02 SEX & THE SITCOM

James Hebbard – IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Ep. 201 – POPE FRANCIS

Ian Daly & Bill Towgood – WHILE THE REST OF US DIE: Ep. 201 – THE GAME IS RIGGED

Peter Denes – DARK SIDE OF THE 90’S: Ep. 102 – THE VIPER ROOM: HOLLYWOOD’S SANCTUARY

Sponsored by/Commandité par: Rolling Picture Company

Winner(s)/Lauréat.e.s: Rich Williamson – SCARBOROUGH

Arthur Tarnowski, ACE – DRUNKEN BIRDS (LES OISEAUX IVRES)

Christopher A. Smith – DRINKWATER

Shaun Rykiss – WILDHOOD

Sophie Leblond – SIN LA HABANA

Sponsored by/Commandité par: Blackmagic Design

Winner(s)/Lauréat.e.s: Mike Scott – BLOWN AWAY: MIRROR MIRROR

Michael Tersigni, CCE – HOME TOWN TAKEOVER: FIRST HAMMER SWING

Peter Hordylan – CELEBRITY IOU: JOYRIDE, OCTAVIA SPENCER – THIS ONE IS FOR YOU, KEANU!

Swapna Mella – THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW: CAKE WEEK

Wesley Finucan & Pat Fairbairn – GREAT CHOCOLATE SHOWDOWN: DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT BAKES?

Sponsored by/Commandité par: Annex Pro

Winner(s)/Lauréat.e.s: Guillaume Marin & Léonie Tremblay-Clavette – LA SOIRÉE MAMMOUTH 2021

Chris Mutton, CCE – HOLLY HOBBIE: Ep. 303 – THE POSING PERFORMER

Courtney Goldman – GHOSTWRITER: Ep. 13 – THE GHOSTWRITER PART 3

Jamie Alain, CCE – THE BARBARIAN AND THE TROLL: Ep. 111 – I WILL SURVIVE

Patrick Carroll – RISE AND SHINE, BENEDICT STONE

Sponsored by/Commandité par: IATSE Local 891

Winner(s)/Lauréat.e.s: Gareth C. Scales, CCE – THE PURSUIT OF LOVE: Ep. 01

Dominique Champagne – BÊTE NOIRE: Ep 01 – ÉTAT DE CHOC

Louis-Philippe Rathé – WAY OVER ME (SORTEZ-MOI DE MOI): EP. 01 – I AM THE SOLUTION

Matthew Hannam, CCE – THE NORTH WATER: Ep. 02 – WE MEN ARE WRETCHED THINGS

Myriam Coulombe – WAY OVER ME (SORTEZ-MOI DE MOI): Ep 05 –  LA VÉRITÉ

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Winner(s)/Lauréat.e.s: Cam McLauchlin – TOGETHER

Alexander Maxim Seltzer – 10-33

Anna Catley – LITTLE BIRD

Guillaume Marin & Anouk Deschênes – AU PLAISIR LES ORDURES ! (SEE YOU GARBAGE!)

Rick Bartram – WISH

Yvann Thibaudeau – LES MONSTRES

Sponsored by/Commandité par: Formosa

Winner(s)/Lauréat.e.s: Craig Webster, CCE & Sam Thomson – SORT OF: Ep. 108 – SORT OF BACK AGAIN

Isabelle Malenfant, CCE – LES BEAUX MALAISES 2.0: Ep. 09 – FLORENCE A 18 ANS

Justin Lachance, CCE – M’ENTENDS-TU?: Ep. 30 – DRAME DISCO

Sam Thomson – SORT OF: Ep.101 – SORT OF GONE

Yvann Thibaudeau – LES MECS 2: Ep. 09

Sponsored by/Commandité par: Company 3

Winner(s)/Lauréat.e.s: Wendy Hallam Martin, CCE, ACE – THE HANDMAID’S TALE: Ep. 403 – THE CROSSING

Ana Yavari – THE HANDMAID’S TALE: Ep. 407 – HOME

Christopher Donaldson, CCE – THE HANDMAID’S TALE: Ep. 409 – PROGRESS

Jamie Alain, CCE – SNOWPIERCER: Ep. 206 – MANY MILES FROM SNOWPIERCER

Myriam Coulombe – PORTRAIT ROBOT: Ep.10

Sponsored by/Commandité par: Vanguarde Artist Management

Winner(s)/Lauréat.e.s: Isabelle Malenfant, CCE – JE NE SUIS PAS UN ROBOT: Ep. 01 – LE MAMELON DE TROP

Mahi Rahgozar & Chris Mutton, CCE – THE COMMUNIST’S DAUGHTER: Ep 01 – OPIUM FOR THE MASSES

Richard Schwadel – THE NOW: Ep 102 – DON’T SHUSH YOUR MOTHER

Shelley Therrien – SOMETHING UNDONE: Ep. 101 – TWO MINUTES AND FORTY NINE SECONDS

Steven Patoine & Juan Mendoza – CHASING WINTER: Ep. 103 – I WANNA GO THERE AND DO WELL

Sponsored by/Commandité par: Canadian Cinema Editors / Les Monteurs et Monteuses de cinéma canadien

Winner(s)/Lauréat.e.s:

Izabelle Langendoen – RUNS THROUGH THEIR BLOOD: A LIFE IMPACTED (Weengushk Film Institute)

Jéremie Mazan – AUX TRAVERS (Université du Québec à Montréal)

Justin Dong-Hyuk Im – WHY DO ANTS GO BACK TO THEIR NEST (York University)

Matthew Williams – ALFIE (Sheridan College)

Teleri McGuire-Astolfo – SOLITUDE (Sheridan College)

Sponsored by/Commandité par: Insight Productions

Special Award Recipients

Ron Sanders, CCE, ACE began his career as a feature film editor in Toronto in the mid-1970s. Since then he has worked with directors including Rex Bromfield, Mark Lester, Yves Simoneau, Robert Longo, Daniel Petrie Jr., Sturla Gunnarson, Norman Jewison, Stephen Silver, Henry Sellick, Nathan Morlando, Miranda de Pencier and Viggo Mortensen. 

He collaborated with director David Cronenberg on a total of nineteen films, for which he received nine nominations for Genie Awards for Excellence in Film Editing and four awards for DEAD RINGERS (1989), CRASH (1996), EXISTENZ (2000) and EASTERN PROMISES (2007). 

Ron also received seven Best Editor nominations from the Directors Guild of Canada and received five awards for A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (2006), EASTERN PROMISES (2008), A DANGEROUS METHOD (2012), MEAN DREAMS (2016) and FALLING (2020), In 2010 he was nominated for an American Cinema Editors Award for his work on CORALINE. 

Throughout his career Ron has actively supported emerging talent in the editing room and welcomed students and others interested in learning more about this aspect of the business.

Jean-Marc Vallée (1963-2021) was a Canadian filmmaker, film editor, and screenwriter. After studying film at the Université de Montréal, Vallée went on to make a number of critically acclaimed short films, including STÉRÉOTYPES, LES FLEURS MAGIQUES, and LES MOTS MAGIQUES.

His debut feature, BLACK LIST, was nominated for nine Genie Awards, including nods for Vallée’s direction and editing. His fourth feature film, C.R.A.Z.Y., received further critical acclaim. Vallée’s follow-up, THE YOUNG VICTORIA, garnered strong reviews and received three Academy Award nominations. 

His sixth film, CAFÉ DE FLORE, was the most nominated film at the 32nd Genie Awards. Vallée’s next films, the American dramas DALLAS BUYERS CLUB and WILD continued this acclaim and the former earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Film Editing and Best Picture.

Vallée ventured into television by executive producing and directing two projects BIG LITTLE LIES and SHARP OBJECTS. For the former, he won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special.

Vallée was a keen collaborator in the edit suite, with editing credits on many of his own projects, often under pseudonyms that played on his initials. 

He fought for two main things on his projects. Firstly, he stipulated that he did not wish to work before 9am or after 6pm. Secondly, he always wanted a good music budget, as he believed that music was at the centre of good storytelling.

2022 Volunteer Recognition Award Majda
SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF Outstanding Volunteer Contribution to the CCE:

MAJDA DRINNAN

Celebrating Assistant Editors

As we approach the CCE Awards gala, we are celebrating the assistant editors who are an invaluable part of the editorial team.

The following are the Assistant Editors who worked on this year's nominated projects:

Anam Abbas
Darren Adams
Matt Ahrens
Joana Asurmendi
Katie Awad
Charles Boisvert
Jared Bryer
Nathan Burke
Todd Buttenham
Frédérique Chalifoux-Bazinet
Charles Chase
Andrew S. Clark
Sarah Corbeil-Jarry
Andreanne Cousineau
Mercédesz Czanka
Philippine de Sars
Carl Roméo Desjardins
Lisa Diallo
Joanie Drouin-Laplante
Vanessa P. Dubé
Veronica Formos
Teddy Freedman
Dale Gagne
Erika Gagné
Adriane German
Marie-Lou Gingras
David Grave
Shayne Hontiveros
Jay Houpt
Francois Jacob
Edwin Janzen
Jasmin John
Julie Kelly
Marie-Alexandre Kerouac
Azed Kettani
Cédrick Kluyskens
Mary Komech
Pete Kopchek
Jean-Francois Lalonde
Alexandra Larocque-Pierre
Caroline Longpré
Rhea MacDonald Lilley
Shelley Maclean
Alison MacMillian
Catherine Maheu
Ashley McCloud
Will Mitchell
Holden Mohring
Gabriel Morasse
Mylene Papillion
Katherine Paradis
Keven Parent
Aurore Paulin
Jerrard Pulham
Jenny Reed
Jennifer Richards
Nora Richter
Genevieve Roberge
Rafael Yamin Ronzani
Frank Ruszczynski
Benjamin Salman
Victor Sandrasagra
Josh Schonblum
Blair Scott
Anna Chiyeko Shannon
James Sheridan
Marie-Pier Sicard
Heather Skeoch
Fiona Starogardzki
Maxime Taimiot
Golzar Taravati
Lavinia Terletchi
Shelley Therrien
Nakkita Toumi
Maxyme Tremblay
Vincent Tremblay
Lexy Troth
Darren Tucker
Paul Wilson
Lois Yap
Emma Zinck

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Our Host Richard Crouse

Richard Crouse Host CCE AwardsRichard Crouse is the regular film critic for the 24 hour news sources CTV’s News Channel and CP24 and is a frequent guest on many national Canadian radio and television shows. His nationally syndicated Saturday afternoon radio show, THE RICHARD CROUSE SHOW, originates on News Talk 1010 in Toronto. He is also the author of ten books on pop culture history including Who Wrote the Book of Love, the best-selling “The 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen”, its sequel “The Son of the 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen”, the best selling “Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmasking of The Devils” and “Elvis is King: Costello’s My Aim is True”. He also writes about pop culture and cars for The Toronto Star.

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Thank you to our committees & volunteers:

Awards Committee:

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Majda Drinnan

Lesley Mackay Hunter, CCE

Jennifer Kidson

Jane MacRae

Arielle Skolnik

CCE Communications Committee:

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Jennifer Kidson

Jane MacRae

Stephen Philipson, CCE

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Thank you to our CCE staff:

CCE Operations Manager:

Alison Dowler

CCE Communications Coordinators:

Andreia Furtado

Samantha Ling

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Jennifer Kidson

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Volunteer Recognition Award 2022

Volunteer Recognition Award 2022

And the Volunteer Recognition Award 2022 Goes To...

Majda Drinnan

The CCE wouldn’t be able to operate without the dedication of our many volunteers. From our committee members to our podcast content teams, to our awards juries, and even those who have taken the time to provide your input at town hall meetings, we couldn’t keep the organization going without you.

From time to time, the CCE likes to recognize volunteers who have made outsized contributions to the organization, and this year we presented the Volunteer Recognition Award to someone who definitely deserves it.

Majda Drinnan has been a stalwart member of the CCE Awards committee for 11 years, as well as a jury head for the last 8 years (and a jury member before that). She manages all the trophies and certificates that are handed out at each ceremony.

In addition, she uses her glassmaking skills to create the CCE special awards each year. The trophies that we give out for the Lifetime and Career achievement awards are hand-made by Majda in her glass studio – they are each one-of-a-kind original works of art.

Thanks Majda for your continued dedication to the CCE!

In the photo series below, Majda demonstrates how the Special Awards are handmade in her glass studio.

2022 Volunteer Recognition Award Majda
2022 Volunteer Recognition Award Majda

How They're Made:

Every award starts with a sheet of clear glass that’s cut into two circles. The two layers are then fused together to create a solid circle with rounded edges.

2022 Volunteer Recognition Award Majda
2022 Volunteer Recognition Award Majda
2022 Volunteer Recognition Award Majda

When the disc comes out of the kiln, it’s cleaned and placed on top of the CCE logo. The red paint is a mix of very fine red glass powder, water and aloe gel. After the paint is applied, it’s re-fired in the kiln.

2022 Volunteer Recognition Award Majda
2022 Volunteer Recognition Award Majda
2022 Volunteer Recognition Award Majda

After the glass paint has been applied to the glass, it’s put on a light table to check for holes. Then it goes back in the kiln to be fired. This process is repeated two to three times – paint, fire, paint, fire – until a nice solid colour is achieved with no holes.

The middle picture below shows the result after a second coat has been fired. You can see I’ve re-applied the glass paint over top of the two Cs, and the lighter coloured E still needs the second coat.

2022 Volunteer Recognition Award Majda
2022 Volunteer Recognition Award Majda
2022 Volunteer Recognition Award Majda

The finished award is then taken to get a wooden base put on it and engraved.

Out of the kiln and ready to drop off to the wood artist to engrave and create the bases.

2022 Volunteer Recognition Award Majda
2022 Volunteer Recognition Award Majda
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My Mentorship Experience

My Mentorship Experience
by Brina Romanek

Brina Romanek (Mentee) Mentorship program 2020 CCEIf someone had told me two years ago, when I got accepted into the CCE Mentorship program, that I would gain a mentor who wholeheartedly believed in me, who encouraged me often, and who was completely dedicated to my success, I would have said, “I’m not sure that kind of mentorship exists.” At the time, the most I was hoping for was someone who would let me sneak into their edit booth and watch them cut for a couple days or who might be willing to review my work and give me a few pointers. I figured if I received even that much guidance, I would be lucky and grateful for it. Never in a million years would I have expected a relationship that would dramatically impact my career. That is, until I met Michèle Hozer.

The first time I met my mentor, Michèle, we went out for lunch. I can still remember the feeling of slowly sweating through my blouse as Michèle quizzed me about what I was hoping to get from the program and how I wanted to grow personally. It had been a while since I had been asked these questions in such a straightforward manner. I was working as an assistant editor for a production company in the city, and I think I had grown somewhat numb to the work. I wanted to move on from assistant editing, but I felt stuck and wasn’t quite sure how to do it. At the end of the lunch, I remember rattling off my list of experiences to Michèle. Swiftly, she jumped in and said, “you should be editing. Why aren’t you editing?” Great question, I thought as I turned bright pink and mumbled a response that equated to, “I’m not sure if I’m good enough.”

Cut to a month later when the pandemic hit, and the world was spinning out of control. Michèle and I had planned a visit to her office. I was going to spend the day seeing how she worked – how she organized bins and sorted footage. Of course, it had to be cancelled, but I don’t think either of us wanted this to mean that the program would be cancelled as well. For the next two months we sent documentary recommendations back and forth. We would watch the films and then chat about them over the phone, what worked, what didn’t work, why a certain method of storytelling was effective, etc. Our lines of communication went relatively quiet for most of the summer, but picked back up again in the fall as I called Michèle every couple of weeks getting her advice on different smaller side projects I was working on. Then, in December, Michèle called me with a proposition – a proposition that would change everything.

The film was a feature length documentary on alternative education. It had gotten to the assembly stage and now the production team was looking for an editor to take it to the final cut. Naturally, they called Michèle. When Michèle called me in December, it was to ask if I wanted to cut the film and she would story edit/mentor me along the way. I’m pretty sure that I said yes before she even finished describing the project. Having the opportunity to work with and learn from my mentor, one on one? There was no question, I was going to cut that film.

So, in February, we got to work. To say the project was smooth sailing would be a bit of an overstatement. I had a steep learning curve ahead of me and, like many editors, difficulty relinquishing control. I remember the frustration on both of our parts during the first few weeks of the edit. I would watch Michèle cut part of a scene after I had assembled it and then she would watch me finish. It was excruciating. During one such occurrence, while I was editing and Michèle was guiding, she suddenly exclaimed, “I feel like I have mittens on and I can’t touch the keys!” We both cracked up. We were still finding our rhythm. It was tough but looking back it was probably some of the most valuable education I’ve ever received. 

As we got into the middle of the edit, Michèle got more and more hands off. In the morning we would review the selects together for a particular scene. We’d move them around until we had settled on a structure that felt right, and then in the afternoon I would cut the whole thing together, complete with music, viz, and sound effects. We had found our rhythm and I was beginning to see myself grow.

For the next two months Michèle challenged me in every way — “why did you decide to use this visual? Are you sure this piece of music works best? Does this exposition actually make sense?” But she supported me as well. In every moment that I was down on myself or felt like I couldn’t do it, she would humanize the feeling, recalling all the times when she had felt the same way, telling me that it was normal, and encouraging me to go for a walk in the sun to get a shift of perspective before returning to the cut. Michèle was always there. Even at 10:30 the night before I delivered my final scene to the director, she took my calls of panic as I stressed about how to perfectly end the story.

When the film was finally complete (the director and producer both pleased with the end result), I did three weeks’ worth of laundry, slept for a solid fourteen hours and called Michèle. I was exhausted, pleased, and ready for a small break. I remember Michèle congratulating me and, despite my best efforts, refusing to take any of the credit for herself. “This was you,” she said. “You did this.”

Now, seven months out, I look back on this project with an immense amount of gratitude. Michèle has given me a foundation as a storyteller that I don’t think I could have found anywhere else. Somedays, working on the film was hard. Michèle would ask things of me that I wasn’t sure I could actually do. And, of anyone I’ve ever worked with, she was the toughest on my edits and my choices. But I see now why she did it. She was helping me to become a more articulate, thoughtful editor. She was equipping me with a toolbox and skills I’d need to succeed in any situation, and I am forever indebted to her for it.

So, two years ago, if you had told me that I would gain a mentor from the CCE mentorship program who believed in me wholeheartedly, who encouraged me often, and who was completely dedicated to my success, I would have said, “I’m not sure that kind of mentorship exists.” But now, I am very happy to report that it does.

Brina Romanek

Brina Romanek is a documentary filmmaker and editor. She has directed work for True Calling Media, RogersTV and CBC Short Docs. As an editor Brina has worked on films that have aired on Zoomer Media, Crave TV, The Travel Channel, TVO and CBC. Most recently, Brina had the honour of working with the team at Cream Productions to create the two part horror doc series BATHSHEBA. Brina is also the resident audio editor for the Indigenous Climate Action Podcast.

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EditCon 2022

EditCon 2022 in Review

"Editing is like a passion ... Discovering a whole new world you are going to be in."
Arthur Tarnowski, ACE
Editor, DRUKEN BIRDS

The CCE took the 5th annual EditCon online with two days of amazing panel talks, virtual breakout rooms, and networking for over two hundred attendees from Canada and around the world.

Presented under the theme “Brave New World,” we welcomed editors from the binge-worthy shows TED LASSO, BRIDGERTON and SORT OF, as well as some of this year’s blockbusters SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, ETERNALS and GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE. Additional panels featured the editors from ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, SCARBOROUGH, DRUNKEN BIRDS and NIGHT RAIDERS (films that were all on the TIFF TOP 10 list!) as well as A CURE FOR A COMMON CLASSROOM and BETRAYAL.

It wouldn’t be EditCon without wrapping up the weekend with a good old-fashioned giveaway, thanks to prize donations from our generous sponsors. Afterwards, attendees mingled in a virtual networking world. 

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DAY 1

"I emotionally react to performances and I try to cut faster with my intuition than my thoughts."
Michelle Szemberg, CCE
Michelle Szemberg, CCE
Editor, ALL MY PUNY SORROWS

THIS YEAR IN CANADIAN FILM

2021 has seen the film industry bounce back with a ferver hardly seen before. With it has come a wealth of powerful and diverse home grown stories, such as the poignant sibling drama ALL MY PUNY SORROWS; the brilliant and raw SCARBOROUGH; this year’s Canadian Oscar entry DRUNKEN BIRDS; and the gripping sci-fi thriller NIGHT RAIDERS. Join the editors behind the best that Canada has to offer as they talk storytelling in an intimate conversation.

Simone Smith-SQSimone Smith is an award-winning film and television editor based in Toronto. Past work includes FIRECRACKERS, GOALIE and NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL. She recently finished work on the Amazon original series THE LAKE. She is currently editing the feature film FLOAT, starring Andrea Bang and Robbie Amell, for Lionsgate.

Orlee BuiumOrlee Buium is an editor with a passion for films with socially conscious content. She has 15 years of experience in the editorial department including assisting on KICK-ASS 2, THE EXPANSE and THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY. Her feature credits as an editor include QUEEN OF THE MORNING CALM (nominated for a DGC Editing Award), THE RETREAT (Showtime) and RUN WOMAN RUN. Most recently, Orlee locked picture on Michael McGowan’s latest feature ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, which premiered at TIFF 2021 as a Special Presentation.

Jorge Weisz, CCEJorge Weisz, CCE was born and raised in Mexico City and is currently based in Toronto. He has worked on award-winning films such as Peter Stebbings’ EMPIRE OF DIRT, which premiered at TIFF 2013, Michel Franco’s LAS HIJAS DE ABRIL, which won the Un Certain Regard’s Jury Prize at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and recently on Danis Goulet’s NIGHT RAIDERS, which premiered at the 2021 Berlinale. Currently, he is teaming up again with Christian Sparkes for the film SWEETLAND.

Michelle Szemberg, CCEAfter graduating from the film program at York University, Michelle worked for many years as an assistant editor. This allowed her to be mentored and collaborate with some of the leading forces in Canadian cinema. Her selected film and TV credits include, NATASHA, BELOW HER MOUTH, BETWEEN, UN TRADUCTOR (which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival) and NORTHERN RESCUE. Her latest film is the DGC Award winning ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, which had its premiere at TIFF in 2021.

Arthur TarnowskiArthur Tarnowski, ACE is a prolific editor whose work ranges from auteur cinema to popular comedies – with a penchant for action films. His feature credits span many genres and include DRUNKEN BIRDS, BEST SELLERS, THE DECLINE, THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT, THE FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE, THE TROTSKY, BRICK MANSIONS, DEADFALL, WHITEWASH and COMPULSIVE LIAR. His television work includes 19-2, BAD BLOOD, BEING HUMAN, MOHAWK GIRLS, THE MOODYS and VIRAGE. He has also created over 150 film trailers, including some of the biggest Box-office hits in his native Quebec.

Rich WilliamsonRich Williamson is an Oscar-shortlisted filmmaker based in Toronto. His work blends the best of fiction and documentary technique together with a focus on social-issue subjects. SCARBOROUGH is his first dramatic feature with partner and co-director Shasha Nakhai. It made its World Premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award, was 1st runner up for People’s Choice, and received an Honourable Mention for Best Canadian Feature.

"Let the characters feel what they're feeling and give them space to do that. We all fell in love with the characters and wanted to spend some time with them."
Melissa McCoy, ACE
Melissa McCoy, ACE
Editor, TED LASSO

Flipping the Script

The age of streaming has fully arrived. We’ve experienced a boom of top-notch shows, but how do you set yourself apart in such a crowd? Whether it’s bucking the trend of antagonistic conflict to create the arc of TED LASSO; using comedy to punctuate the lives of non-binary characters in SORT OF or reinvigorating period drama with the diverse world of BRIDGERTON, these shows prove that discarding past norms leads to success. Sit with the editors behind these phenomenal series as they discuss the ins and outs of their groundbreaking approaches to storytelling.

D. Gillian Truster, CCEGillian is a Toronto-based editor with a diverse career editing drama series, feature films, and MOWs in a variety of genres. She has had the good fortune of working with many prominent and celebrated producers, directors, and screenwriters. Gillian is best known for her work on ORPHAN BLACK, ANNE WITH AN E, and THE EXPANSE. She has won two CSA awards, a DGC award, and has earned twelve award nominations.

Melissa McCoy, ACEMelissa first fell in love with editing while studying film at Western Michigan University. She then made her way to California and earned a Master’s in Editing from Chapman University Dodge College of Film & Media Arts. In 2007 she earned a coveted internship with ACE, which jump-started her career. Melissa credits include the CW’s LIFE SENTENCE and WHISKEY CAVALIER on ABC. Her work on TED LASSO earned her an Eddie Award and an Emmy nomination in 2021.

Nona Khodai, ACENona Khodai is an Iranian-American Picture Editor stemming from Southern California. Her most recent credits include Marvel’s WANDAVISION and the Amazon series THE BOYS. Her past editing credits include REVOLUTION, COLONY, THE STRAIN, and AMAZING STORIES. She is currently working on another Disney + series that will be released sometime late this year.

Omar MajeedOmar Majeed is a Pakistani-Canadian writer, editor, and filmmaker. His editing credits include THE FRUIT HUNTERS, OMEGA MAN: A WRESTLING LOVE STORY, WORLD IN A CITY, INSIDE LARA ROXX, THE ARTISTS: THE PIONEERS BEHIND THE PIXELS and SORT OF. In 2018 he received a CSA for his work on THE ARTISTS and in 2001 for QUEERTELEVISION. Although he’s called many cities home including Montréal, Baltimore, and Lahore, Omar currently resides in Toronto with his wife and young child.

Jim Flynn, ACEJim Flynn is an American born Editor. He studied film at Emerson college in Boston. He then moved to Los Angeles where he began working as an Assistant Editor. Teaming up with Alan Heim on Nick Cassavetes’ ALPHA DOG he began his transition to Editor. He edited several more films with Cassavetes including MY SISTERS KEEPER and THE OTHER WOMAN. Most recently, Jim has been editing Netflix series, including THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE and BRIDGERTON.

Sam ThomsonSam is a picture and animatic editor based in Toronto, with over a decade of experience in scripted storytelling. In addition to SORT OF, his credits include the award-winning series SAVE ME AND FOR THE RECORD, CORNER GAS ANIMATED, and animated specials for BLACK-ISH and ONE DAY AT A TIME. Sam is a proud member of the Director’s Guild of Canada, The Academy of Canadian Film and Television, and the Canadian Cinema Editors.

Breakout Rooms - Day 1

Breakout_Day1_Rose_HontiverosFast thinking, deep technical skill and knowing your shortcuts are just some of what is needed to be a great Assistant Editor. Join the Assistant Editors behind COMPANY TOWN, BIG BROTHER CANADA, SCARBOROUGH and THE PORTER to ask your questions, get some answers and have a great time.

Array Crew logoCreated by filmmaker Ava DuVernay and led by an all-women executive team, ARRAY Crew is a personnel database, to ensure that studio executives, department heads and producers are able to access a robust pipeline of qualified below-the-line women, people of color and those from underrepresented backgrounds to staff their television and film crews. ARRAY Crew is partnered with all of the major Hollywood studios and streamers and has recently expanded to Canada. Join ARRAY Crew’s Director of Industry Relations, Meredith Shea, for an exclusive conversation with Editing Crew Members and Studio Executives.

Breakout_Day1_SteeleAdobeTell richer stories and evoke a mood using some of the powerful color and effects tools in Adobe Premiere Pro. Join editor, director, and producer Christine Steele to explore filmmaking techniques that make your video look and feel more cinematic. Discover how to edit video to inspire emotion and hook the viewer.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Identify visual interest inherent in your footage so you can enhance it
  • Play with color, lighting, and motion techniques to create a mood or focus viewer attention
  • Add visual punctuation to lead or influence viewer perception

Breakout_Day1_TarnowskiJoin the veteran editor behind DRUNKEN BIRDS to discuss his latest film, answer your burning questions, and talk about all things editing. Arthur’s extensive experience spans almost 3 decades, and includes documentary & narrative film of all genres, television, shorts and trailer editing. Don’t miss this chance to pick the brain of a master of the craft. This panel will run in English but questions in French are welcome and encouraged.

Breakout_Day1_WeiszPull up a seat, bring your questions and settle in for a riveting conversation with the editorial maven of NIGHT RAIDERS. Jorge’s knowledge and passion for film is boundless; his storytelling expertise runs deep. His prolific work in feature films over the past eleven years has continuously brought one festival hit after another. This conversation is a must for those interested in narrative feature editing.

Breakout_Day1_Buium_SzembergSpend some quality time with the brilliant dynamic duo behind ALL MY PUNY SORROWS. Michelle and Orlee will answer all your questions about their processes co-editing this award winning film, which marks their second outing as co-editors. Between them these two share over thirty years of experience in post production, from assistant editing to editing, these two know it all. This is a conversation you won’t want to miss.

Breakout_Day1_Thomson_MajeedGet comfortable with two of the editors of SORT OF as Omar and Sam answer your questions, queries, and curiosities. These great minds have extensive experience editing television, documentary, animation, and much more. Dig deeper into their experiences working on this game changing series in this intimate setting.

Omar Majeed and Sam Thomson will only be available in Session 1. There will not be a 2nd session.

Breakout_Day1_WilliamsonEnjoy some time with the unique talent behind the breakout film, SCARBOROUGH, a film which Rich co-directed as well as edited. Rich has a deep understanding of documentary and short film. His latest film marks his first foray into editing fiction. Dive in, ask your questions, and get insights into the unique process behind this great film.

DAY 2

"I needed someone to help me push my own boundaries."
Brina Romanek (Mentee) Mentorship program 2020 CCE
Brina Romanek
Editor, A CURE FOR THE COMMON CLASSROOM

Learning from the Best

Documentary editing is a craft of perpetual learning. Not only do our tools change constantly, but so do approaches to storytelling. Mentorship has long been at the heart of developing the next generation of talent in all mediums, and documentary is no exception. It can be difficult for new and aspiring editors to gain access to the suite to sit, watch, listen, and learn the intangible skill of editing. Pull up a seat as two apprentices interview their mentors on their approach to storytelling, and the importance of passing the torch to the next generation.

Chris Mutton, CCEChris is a Toronto-based film and television editor. His credits include four films which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) including EASY LAND, PORCUPINE LAKE, CLEO and SILAS. The film LUBA won the Audience Choice Award at the Canadian Film Fest and earned Chris a CCE award nomination. Chris’ television work includes four seasons of the Emmy nominated and CSA winning Hulu series HOLLY HOBBIE, CBC Gem comedy THE COMMUNIST’S DAUGHTER, and music documentary series ON THE RECORD.

Michèle Hozer, CCEWith two films on the Oscar shortlist, multiple award winning Michèle Hozer has been working as a filmmaker and editor since 1987. PROMISE TO THE DEAD picked up her first Emmy nomination and her co-directorial debut of GENIUS WITHIN: THE INNER LIFE OF GLENN GOULD was on the Oscar shortlist. In 2015 Michèle completed SUGAR COATED which won The Donald Brittain Award at the CSAs. Today Michèle is exploring new adventures in Prince Edward County as story editor on multiple projects including Buffy Sainte Marie’s feature length doc.

Michèle Hozer, CCE Ricardo has been working in the film industry for over 25 years. He has been awarded with an Emmy, and has been nominated several times to Genie, Gemini, CCE and CS Awards Ricardo came to Canada from his native Cuba in 1993, where he studied and worked at the world-renowned Cuban Film Institute in Havana. His outstanding work and keen sense of the human condition has contributed to the making of several award-winning and award-nominated films. Some credits include: 15 TO LIFE, MARMATO, THE SILENCE OF OTHERS and HERMAN’S HOUSE.

Brina RomanekBrina Romanek is a documentary filmmaker and editor. She has directed work for True Calling Media, RogersTV and CBC Short Docs. As an editor Brina has worked on films that have aired on Zoomer Media, Crave TV, The Travel Channel, TVO and CBC. Most recently, Brina had the honour of working with the team at Cream Productions to create the two part horror doc series BATHSHEBA. Brina is also the resident audio editor for the Indigenous Climate Action Podcast.

Jordan KawaiJordan Kawai is a documentary film editor based in Toronto. He has edited for both short form (BOAT PEOPLE) and feature documentary film (CHANNEL’S STAGE: THE CULINARY INTERNSHIP and BANGLA SURF GIRLS), as well as video installation (NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND). Jordan holds an MFA in Documentary Media Studies from Ryerson University and was a participant in the Mentorship program at the Montreal International Documentary Festival. His personal film work explores family lore and narratives of Japanese Canadian Internment.

"There are cultural biases that I need to be aware of, so I make sure I am not bulldozing a beat. Making sure every character has what they care about - their stakes - are clear, to make these people pop off the screen as real people so we can identify with them."
Nathan Orloff
Nathan Orloff
Editor, GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE

Cutting for the Big Screen

Like it or not, the landscape of cinema is changing quickly. With more films at our fingertips than ever before, it’s becoming harder and harder to draw audiences to the theatres. But people still flock to the tentpole films that we all know and love. Join us behind the scenes as we chat with the editors of: SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, ETERNALS and GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE as they take a deep dive into their workflows, share their tips on managing large teams and visual effects, and get into the nitty gritty of cutting for the big screen.

Sarah TaylorSarah Taylor is a multi-award winning editor with over nineteen years of experience. She has cut a wide range of documentaries, television programs, short and feature films. Sarah strives to help shape unique stories from unheard voices. Her work has been seen in festivals around the world including Sundance. She is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC), on the board of The Canadian Cinema Editors (CCE) and is the host of the CCE podcast The Editor’s Cut.

Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir, ACEElísabet Ronaldsdóttir was born and raised in Reykjavik, Iceland. She has edited over 40 feature films, television programs, and documentaries, as well as an animated feature film. Her editing work also includes active industry participation. She is best known for her collaborations with film directors David Leitch for JOHN WICK, ATOMIC BLONDE, DEADPOOL 2 and the upcoming film BULLET TRAIN. She recently partnered with director Destin Daniel Cretton on the Marvel film SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS.

Nathan OrloffNathan Orloff is an American film editor and Chapman University graduate. Raised in Seattle, Orloff began his career at JJ Abrams’ BAD ROBOT Productions. His time there includes work as Associate Editor on 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE and Digital Intermediate Supervisor on STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS. Since his breakout, Orloff became a frequent collaborator with director Jason Reitman, notably cemented through TULLY and THE FRONT RUNNER. Orloff’s most recent work includes editing credits on PLAN B and GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE.

Harry Yoon, ACEHarry Yoon is a Korean American editor based in Los Angeles. Yoon’s previous credits include SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, MINARI, EUPHORIA, THE NEWSROOM, DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST, HALF-LIFE, DETROIT, THE BEST OF ENEMIES and THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO. Yoon has also worked as a VFX editor and assistant editor on ZERO DARK THIRTY, THE REVENANT, THE HUNGER GAMES, FOOTLOOSE, THE CRAZIES and LORD OF DOGTOWN.

Dylan Tichenor, ACEDylan Tichenor, ACE got his start in editing as an assistant on Robert Altman films including: THE PLAYER, SHORT CUTS, PRÊT-À-PORTER, KANSAS CITY, and as co-editor on the documentary JAZZ ’34. His credits as editor include: BOOGIE NIGHTS, MAGNOLIA, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, UNBREAKABLE, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD, DOUBT, WHIP IT, THE TOWN, LAWLESS and ZERO DARK THIRTY. Recent projects include: PHANTOM THREAD, ANTLERS and ETERNALS.

Nat Sanders, ACENat Sanders, ACE has edited a range of acclaimed films such as MOONLIGHT, SHORT TERM 12 and IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK. He is a two-time winner of the Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on MOONLIGHT. SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS marks his fourth collaboration with writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton, following his work on JUST MERCY, THE GLASS CASTLE and SHORT TERM 12. Other credits include: MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY, YOUR SISTER’S SISTER, HUMPDAY, GIRLS and TOGETHERNESS.

Breakout Rooms - Day 2

Breakout_Day2_WapikoniStories are powerful; they teach; they hold language, community and culture. They also tie the past to the present and the present to the future. Join Tania Choueiri and Elie-John Joseph from Wapikoni as they discuss narrative sovereignty and the importance of it within indigenous storytelling.

Please note that Session 1 with Wapikoni will be presented in FRENCH only.

Breakout_Day2_Cioni_AdobeFrame.io Camera to Cloud (C2C) enables footage to be delivered instantly from set to editorial. It’s a whole new way of working that lets everyone from editors to producers and other key stakeholders provide real-time collaborative feedback during production. In this interactive demo, you’ll learn how easily C2C enables production to automatically transmit proxies, audio, camera reports, and more — as soon as the Director calls “cut.” Once you use C2C, you’ll wonder how you worked any other way.

Breakout_Day2_TichenorJoin the two time Oscar nominated editor behind Marvel’s recent blockbuster, ETERNALS. With a career spanning 25 years there’s nothing Dylan hasn’t tackled. From BOOGIE NIGHTS; THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS; BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and ZERO DARK THIRTY are just a few of the brilliant films from his back catalog. Bring your questions and grab your notebook, you’re going to want to take notes.

Breakout_Day2_RonaldsdottirBrace yourself for a thrilling question period with one of Hollywood’s go to action editors. Her work co-editing SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS is her latest outing in her long run of action packed features including JOHN WICK; ATOMIC BLONDE and DEADPOOL 2 to name a few! If action is your thing this is a room you won’t want to miss.

Breakout_Day2_YoonGather your best questions and get ready for an amazing session with one of the co-editor’s of SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Harry’s rock solid knowledge of editing such dramas as DETROIT, EUPHORIA and the Oscar nominated MINARI was instrumental in creating this film’s smashing success. Make sure you’re prepared to take in all you can from this rare talent.

Harry Yoon will only be available in Session 1. There will not be a 2nd session.

Breakout_Day2_Hozer_RomanekSit down with this mentor/mentee pair to answer your questions regarding all things mentorship. Learn more about their process and collaboration on A CURE FOR THE COMMON CLASSROOM, the importance of mentorship and much more.

Breakout_Day2_Acosta_KawaiPut on your thinking cap and bring your queries for this mentor/mentee pair. They’ll dig into your questions about how their mentorship relationship has evolved, how BETRAYAL came to be and all things mentorship.

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Congratulations: 2022 Canadian Screen Awards nominations

2022 Canadian Screen Award Nominations

Canadian Screen Awards Logo 2023 Nominations

Congratulations to our CCE members who were nominated for a 2022 Canadian Screen Award!

Best Picture Editing, Drama
  • Teresa de Luca, CCE – CORONER: CHRISTMAS DAY

  • Kimberlee McTaggart, CCE – MOONSHINE: SO LONG, FAREWELL, YOU’RE STAYING

  • Simone Smith – SURREALESTATE: FOR SALE BY OWNER

  • Annie Ilkow, CCE – TRANSPLANT: CONTACT

  • Michael Doherty, CCE – WYNONNA EARP: OLD SOULS

Best Picture Editing, Factual
  • Natalie Glubb – YUKON HARVEST: SPIRITUAL PLACE, PART 1

Best Picture Editing, Documentary
  • Steve Westlake, CCE – GANGSTER’S GOLD

  • Cathy Gulkin, CCE – INSIDE THE GREAT VACCINE RACE

Best Picture Editing, Reality/Competition
  • Wes Paster, Jonathan Dowler, CCE, Antonio Burgio, Al Manson, CCE & Andrew Gurney (+ 12 editors) – BIG BROTHER CANADA: FINALE

  • Lindsay Ragone – CANADA’S DRAG RACE: SCREECH

  • Baun Mah – CANADA’S DRAG RACE: THE SNATCH GAME

  • Peter Topalovic – CANADA’S DRAG RACE: UNDER THE BIG TOP

  • Wesley Finucan – FIRE MASTERS: NICE TO MEAT YOU

Best Picture Editing, Comedy
  • Aren Hansen – KIM’S CONVENIENCE: APPA & LINUS

  • Kyle Martin, CCE – LETTERKENNY: SLEEPOVER

  • Lisa Grootenboer, CCE – PRETTY HARD CASES: JELLYBEANS

  • Sam Thomson & Craig Webster, CCE – SORT OF: SORT OF BACK AGAIN

Achievement in Editing 
  • Michelle Szemberg,CCE & Orlee Buium – ALL MY PUNY SORROWS

  • Dev Singh – CINEMA OF SLEEP

  • Arthur Tarnowski, ACE – DRUNKEN BIRDS | LES OISEAUX IVRES

  • Yvann Thibaudeau – GOODBYE HAPPINESS | AU REVOIR LE BONHEUR

Best Editing in a Feature Length Documentary
  • Ben Lawrence – MY TREE

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The Canadian Cinema Editors presents its 5th annual conference EditCon 2022

The Canadian Cinema Editors presents its 5th annual conference EDITCON 2022

The Canadian Cinema Editors (CCE) is pleased to present EDITCON 2022, the fifth annual conference on the art of picture editing, as a two-day online event on Saturday March 5th and Sunday March 6th, 2022

EDITCON 2022 is presented under the theme of Brave New World.

As the pandemic wanes we face an uncertain future. With an unprecedented amount of content being produced for a new array of platforms, storytelling is quickly evolving to suit a changing society’s needs. EditCon 2022 will create a unique space for Canadian and international editors to discuss the challenges they face as new cultural conversations emerge, and how new tools and workflows help us meet this unprecedented demand for stories.  

The event will feature a distinctive and interactive conference experience online. In addition to fascinating 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. 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. 

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Ricardo Acosta, CCE, BETRAYAL
  • Orlee Buium, ALL MY PUNY SORROWS
  • Jim Flynn, ACE, BRIDGERTON
  • Michèle Hozer, CCE, A CURE FOR A COMMON CLASSROOM
  • Jordan Kawai, BETRAYAL
  • Omar Majeed, SORT OF
  • Melissa McCoy, ACE, TED LASSO
  • Nathan Orloff, GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE
  • Brina Romanek, A CURE FOR A COMMON CLASSROOM
  • Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir, ACE, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS
  • Nat Sanders, ACE, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS
  • Michelle Szemberg, CCE, ALL MY PUNY SORROWS
  • Arthur Tarnowski, ACE, DRUNKEN BIRDS
  • Sam Thomson, SORT OF
  • Dylan Tichenor, ACE, ETERNALS
  • Harry Yoon, ACE, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS
  • Jorge Weisz, CCE, NIGHT RAIDERS
  • Rich Williamson, SCARBOROUGH

Tickets will be available starting January 4th, 2022. 

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2021 DGC Awards

2021 DGC Awards

2020 DGC Awards Banner Feature Image

Congratulations to our DGC Award Winners!

BEST PICTURE EDITING – DRAMATIC SERIES

Teresa De Luca, CCE

CORONER, Episode 310: CHRISTMAS DAY

 

BEST PICTURE EDITING – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI–SERIES

Courtney Goldman

DINO DANA: THE MOVIE

 

BEST PICTURE EDITING – Feature film

Michelle Szemberg, CCE & Orlee Buium 

ALL MY PUNY SORROWS

 

 

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Congratulations: 2021 DGC Award Nominations

2021 DGC Awards

2020 DGC Awards Banner Feature Image

Congratulations to our DGC Award Nominations!

BEST PICTURE EDITING – FEATURE FILM

Michelle Szemberg, CCE & Orlee Buium

All My Puny Sorrows

 

BEST PICTURE EDITING – DOCUMENTARY

Steve Taylor, CCE

A.rtificial I.mmortality

 

Caroline Christie, CCE

Duet for Solo Piano

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