Congratulations: Rosie Award Nominations

Congratulations: Rosie Award Nominations

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Congratulations to our CCE members who were nominated for a Rosie Award.

Best Editor (Drama under 30 minutes)

Sarah Taylor (plus 1 other editor)

Caution May Contain Nuts

Season 5 – “Monsters, Necro and Delmer”

Best Editor (Drama under 30 minutes)

Ken Filewych, CCE

Heartland – “The Passing of the Torch”

Best Editor (Drama under 30 minutes)

Hans Olson

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up


Leo Awards 2020

Leo Awards 2020 Awards Recipients

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Night 1

Best Picture Editing: Dramatic Series

Daria Ellerman, CCE

Virgin River: Carry On

Night 2

Congratulations to last night’s Leo Award Winners!

Félicitations aux gagnants des prix Leo d’hier soir !

Best Picture Editing: Youth or Children’s Program or Series

Daria Ellerman, CCEMalibu Rescue: With a Little Kelp from My Friends

Night 3

Congratulations to last night’s Leo Award Winner!

Félicitations aux gagnant des prix Leo d’hier soir !

Best Picture Editing: Dramatic Series

Daria Ellerman, CCEVirgin River: Carry On Night 3


Career Achievement Recipient 2020 – Fred Brennan

Career Achievement Recipient 2020 - Fred Brennan

Fred Brennan Career Achievement 2020 recipient

The CCE is pleased to announce the recipient of the Career Achievement Award for 2020 -- Fred Brennan.

This award is presented to a non-editor who has shown great support for Canadian editors and the editorial profession over the course of their career. The CCE will proudly present this honour to Fred at the 10th annual CCE Awards.

In a career that has spanned over forty years, Fred Brennan has become one of Canada’s preeminent dialogue and supervising sound editors. He has worked on many Canadian feature films, major international co-productions and hundreds of hours television.

His many awards include Genies and Geminis, recognition by The Director’s Guild of Canada and the Motion Picture Sound Editor’s Guild in Los Angeles.

Some of Freds credits include:

Littlest Hobo
American Psycho
Call Me Fitz
Barney’s Version

Lifetime Achievement Recipient 2020 – Lara Mazur, CCE

Lifetime Achievement Recipient 2020 - Lara Mazur, CCE

Lara Mazur, CCE lifetime achievement recipient 2020

The CCE is pleased to announce the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020 -- Lara Mazur, CCE.

The CCE will proudly present this honour to Lara at the 10th annual CCE Awards. Lara Mazur is an award-winning Canadian film and television editor.

Lara approaches the craft of editing as a collaborative effort, weaving artistry and performance into the fabric of the story. She began her career as an apprentice editor with the National Film Board of Canada in Winnipeg, and, for over three decades, has moved seamlessly between documentary and scripted stories.

Lara has collaborated with some of Canada’s top directors and producers, bringing stories with universal themes to audiences around the world on shows such as: Chris Haddock’s “DaVinci’s Inquest” and “Intelligence”; “Strange Empire” and “Arctic Air”; Norma Bailey’s “Daughters of the Country”, “Bordertown Café” and “The Pastor’s Wife”; “No One Would Tell” and “Van Helsing” – all receiving award nominations for editing.

On the television series “Flashpoint,” Lara received a DGC Award and a Gemini nomination.

On Anne Wheeler’s feature film “Suddenly Naked,” she received a Genie award, and three nominations for editing on Rachel Talaley’s television movie “On the Farm.

In recognition of her body of work, Lara received an award from Women in Film and Television.

Lara continues to mentor many emerging filmmakers and give valued advice to many seasoned storytellers.

Currently, Lara is editing a movie for Netflix.

A Historical Moment for Editors Everywhere

A Historical moment for Editors Everywhere

By: Annie Jean, CCE

2nd International Film Editors Forum

Three years ago, after participating in Paris’ Editors Film festival Les Monteurs s’affichent, held by the French association Les Monteurs Associés, I came back with a dream. During the spring of 2016, Quebec editors Myriam Poirier CCE, René Roberge, and I went to Paris to present a film about poet Gaston Miron, and the contact with the French Association created a big spark in our minds: It would be so fantastic to connect the various Editors’ Associations in the world, and create a kind of “International” (joking around on the theme of the Socialist International… “Editors of all countries, unite”…etc.).

2nd International Film Editors Forum
© Juliane Guder

We were laughing then, thinking it would be great… but also… maybe an unreachable goal. But a few months ago, I came back to this idea in one of our Montreal’s editors meetings… I felt more than ever that it was important to widen our horizon and try to be in contact with editors from abroad.

So, I began to search for other associations and got in contact, amongst them, with a Brazilian Association from Sāo Paolo. I also decided to have a Skype around this idea with Mathilde Muyard, member of Les Monteurs associés in France (we had met in 2016). 

On my laptop screen, I could see Mathilde’s face with a delicate smile on it, and she said,

Annie, we are trying to do this exact thing with some European Colleagues!

Mathilde Muyard

member of Les Monteurs associés in France

2nd International Film Editors Forum
© Juliane Guder

I couldn’t believe it. She immediately connected me with Dietmar Kraus, one of the German Organizers of a new event, The International Film Editors Forum (IFEF), created last year, in Cologne, Germany. In October 2018, for the first time in the history of our craft, 32 editors from 13 countries gathered in the same place to share ideas and maybe, a common project. 

After this encounter, they parted with a goal for the coming year: to establish a base for a Federation of Film Editors Associations, and they decided they would meet again in the fall of 2019. Last summer, after a long Skype with Dietmar Kraus, I understood that I had no choice: I had to be present to this 2nd International Film Editors Forum!

And I come back from this meeting with great enthusiasm and much hope. Organized in parallel with the FILM PLUS Festival in Cologne, Germany, the oldest film festival dedicated to the art of editing, the second IFEF was held during the last weekend of October.

This time, we were 40 editors representing associations from 20 countries. The aim of the encounter was to reflect together on the theme of “Communication and Visibility” and learn about what the different associations offer to their membership.

We also exchanged about the “dreams” for the future, and how we can benefit from better communications internationally.

It's difficult to describe how impressive it was to be there, in a room, with editors from countries as diverse as Turkey, the UK, Germany, Norway, Australia, Italy, Hungary, Spain, Argentina, Finland, France, the USA and others. I can say the strongest feeling I sensed was one of absolute solidarity and sharing. It was also interesting to feel how editors can form a real community, and to realize how much we can connect so easily, just like if we had known each other for so long. We felt no gap at all. Since our preoccupations, our love for our craft and the desire to promote it are the same, it was very natural to exchange and bring ideas in a completely open way.
Annie Jean, CCE
Annie Jean, CCE
2nd International Film Editors Forum
© Fabienne Kyllafrom

Each participant brought up some of the achievements and challenges of his own association. The goal of this brainstorm was to be exposed to new ideas, share the good results and inspire each other. The discussion also gave us an opportunity to talk about the challenges our associations face and opened a door to eventually compare similar situations. As a member of the Canadian Cinema Editors, I talked about our CCE Awards as a great achievement, our Master classes, the CCE EditCon and I also pointed out our Podcast (many were very curious about it and asked for the link).

I also mentioned the challenges the CCE faces, being an association covering a large territory, and a diversity of regions. Most of the countries that were represented at the IFEF, except the USA, are smaller nations with production mostly concentrated in one or two cities. On the other hand, a country like Argentina faces the same kinds of challenges we face here in Canada. I also brought to attention the question of the two languages the CCE must face, a situation very similar to Belgium where they have Flemish and Walloon members as well.

The discussion in small groups was often very animated, each participant giving examples that can resonate with others’ experiences. It was not a collection of “exposés” but rather a very lively discussion where each one wanted to add his own experience’s examples. The only critic I would make is that we would’ve needed more time. We were almost sad to come to the end of our exchanges, as we had so much to share and to compare.

So, it was suggested that next year, they plan a longer Forum… But after all this brainstorming, it became very clear for everybody that a federation of all the associations could reinforce the work that each association already does in its country.

In some cases, as in Belgium or Spain, they have just very recently organized their own National Association of Editors and it’s important that they’d be inspired by older associations.

Also, as part of the weekend, there was an International Panel, open to the general public, on the global interaction of film editor communities. The panel guests were Oscar nominee Tatiana S. Riegel ACE from the USA, Job ter Burg from the Netherlands, Mercedes Oliveira from Argentina and Alexander Berner from Germany.

This year, the guest country of the Festival for the International Day was the United States, with an evening to celebrate the work of Oscar nominee Tim Squyres ACE.

The film The Ice Storm (Ang Lee, 1997) was presented to a large public. The projection was followed by an interesting Q&A with Tim Squyres, about his work with Ang Lee over the years, but also about his work in general and his experience cutting 3D films.

The International Film Editors Forum day ended with a very emotional moment as representatives of Editors Associations from 12 countries signed the founding document, giving birth to the future Association of Associations: TEMPO.

Annie Jean, CCE

member of the Canadian Cinema Editors, Canada

2nd International Film Editors Forum

To be honest, I really felt I was witnessing a historical moment for our craft. Here are the first 12 countries that have already joined TEMPO on October 27, 2019: Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, Argentina, Austria, Denmark, France and Hungary. 

TEMPO will be an umbrella organization whose prime goal will be to federate the many associations of editors in the world. The organization now exists legally, the website is on its way, but obviously much remains to be done. From now on it’s collaboration between all the members that will enrich the process. 

The idea being that, from the 12 founding members, it will grow and extend to many, many associations.

Some of the general goals of TEMPO are: to create a platform for the different editors’ associations in the world (and their membership) to connect and share, to be a one-stop pole where editors can find information about other associations and their achievements, to strengthen the standing of our profession in the film industry, to lift public awareness of our profession, to set international standards for working conditions, to benefit from each other’s experiences on running our organizations, to inspire each other to support and educate our members on creative, social and legal matters.


FIN Atlantic Film Festival – Best Editing Award 2019

FIN Atlantic Film Festival - Best Editing Award 2019

Best Atlantic Editor 2019 Andrew MacCormack

The CCE were a proud sponsor for the FIN Atlantic Film Festival. We sponsored the Best Atlantic Editor Award.

The award was presented to Andrew MacCormack for his work on GUN KILLERS. Congratulations!

Andrew MacCormack is a freelance filmmaker available for hire as director, editor or director of photography. He has directed, shot or edited projects for organizations including The CBC, Discovery HD, National Geographic and The National Film Board of Canada.

Andrew has shot on four continents and his work has been broadcast worldwide. He wrote, directed and edited the series “Cubicle to the Cage” in which he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination. His short film “Here and Away” (PBS USA) won multiple audience awards and played on Air Canada flights worldwide.

He edited the acclaimed documentaries, “The Man of a Thousands Songs” (TIFF 2010), “Silas” (TIFF 2017, Exec Prod. Leonardo DiCaprio) and “Gun Runners” (Netflix 2017).

He was the cinematographer and editor of the documentary “Hand.Line.Cod” (TIFF & Berlinale 2016). He was also the cinematographer on the film “Danny” and edited the documentary, “Bad Coyote” – Both films were nominated for Canadian Screen Awards.

He most recently wrote and directed the documentary “Sickboy” which was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award and won best documentary at the Screen Nova Scotia awards.

Andrew is proudly from Prince Edward Island and is now based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia where he lives with his wife Julie and two sons, Miles and Dominic.

How long have you been an editor for?

Professionally for 13 years.

What genres have you worked on?

I’ve worked on basically everything under the sun! But have specialized in working on documentaries.

What has been an interesting/favourite project so far?

I feel super fortunate to earn a living making films, so I’m grateful for them all. But my last documentary that I directed, “Sickboy,” was maybe my favorite because it was the result of 12 years of learning every day, then putting all those lessons in to practice to create a great film that our whole team was proud of and has affected a lot of people in a positive way. 

What are you currently working on?

At this very moment, I’m editing a documentary series called “Ocean School” for the National Film Board. Why did you decide to become an editor? I decided to become an editor because I wanted to cut my first documentary and was very curious about the process. But after the first few years of cutting, I realized I maybe had a knack for it. I always felt super comfortable cutting, even when I sucked at it, haha! I just love the power you have to control the emotion of a story. I have the utmost respect for every discipline in filmmaking, but I feel like the edit is where the film is really made, especially in documentary.

I just really feel at home in the edit suite.

Emmy Nominations 2019

Emmy Nominations 2019

Emmy Nominations 2019

Congratulations to our CCE members who have been nominated for an Emmy!

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series

Wendy Hallam Martin, CCE

The Handmaid’s Tale: The Word Outstanding

Congratulations to our CCE members who have been nominated for an Emmy!

Véronique Barbe, CCE & Justin Lachance, CCE (plus 3 other editors)

Sharp Objects: Fix


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