Winner for Best Editing at VSFF 2020 – Hayley Sawatzky

Winner for Best Editing at VSFF 2020 - Hayley Sawatzky

The Canadian Cinema Editors were proud sponsors of the Vancouver Short Film Festival and were honoured to present the Best Editing Award.

Hayley Sawatzky was the recipient of the award for her work on the short film Laura

Laura, a young half Indigenous woman undergoes a conversation with her lawyer Mr. Wilson to determine how to present her case before the court. Mr. Wilson attempts to keep the process positive, but his ignorance begins to make Laura question her identity and her place in society.

Congratulations Hayley for your win!

We are pleased to introduce you to Hayley below:

Q: How long have you been an editor?

Just under two years! 

Q: What genres have you worked on?

Mostly dramatic shorts, however, I’m very excited to be working on a few comedy projects this year!

Q: What has been an interesting/favourite project so far?

de Sarah Polley,Laura” was a wonderful project to work on and I learned so much from the director Kaayla Whachell. It was daunting to work on such an important story but I am so proud of the final product.

That said, the most recent project I worked on was a Crazy8s film by Andy Alvarez called “Sol“, as anyone who has participated in a Crazy8s will tell you, it was defiantly an experience I’ll always remember. Working with Andy was so wonderful, she and Studio 104 did an incredible job prepping for all stages of production, I can’t wait for everyone to see it!

Q: What are you currently working on?

I am working on another project with Kaayla Whachell and two Telus Storyhive short series. I will also be a consulting editor on an animated short, I am very excited to explore animation!


NorthwestFest 2019: International Documentary Festival

NorthwestFest 2019: International Documentary Festival

2019 Northest Fest International Documentary Film Festival CCE Sponsor

The CCE is proud to sponsor the screening of Unmothered at the 2019 NorthwestFest in Edmonton, Alberta on May 5th.

On August 31, 1995, tragedy struck the Guerrette family when Mona, a mother of two, died from breast cancer at age 42, leaving behind a husband and their daughters, Mylène and Marie-France.

But she also left behind a stirring farewell message that would serve as a testament to her life. Unmothered is a film directed by Marie-France Guerrette and produced by the NFB. Both the director Marie-France Guerrette and editor Pauline Decroix will be present for the screening followed by a Q&A.


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