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Canadian Screen Awards Winners 2019

Canadian Screen Awards Winners 2019

GALA NIGHTS 1 & 2 Winners

Cathy Gulkin, CCE winner Best Editing Documentary

Congratulations to our CCE members who won a Canadian Screen Award last night.

Best Picture Editing: Documentary

Cathy Gulkin, CCE

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CSA 2019 Winners Best Editing Reality TV

Best Picture Editing: Reality/Competition

Jonathan Dowler, Michael Tersigni, CCE, Gloria Tong, Owin Lambeck (Plus 2 other editors)

The Amazing Race Canada: Just a Beaver Hero

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Rosie Awards Nominations 2019

Rosie Awards 2019 - Nominations for CCE Members

Rosie Award Nominees 2019

Congratulations to our CCE members in Alberta who are nominated for Rosie Awards.

Sarah Taylor has 3 nominations, Brenda Terning has 2 nominations and Krystal Moss and Ken Filewych, CCE each have 1 nomination.

Good luck!

Sarah Taylor (plus 1 other editor)

Caution: May Contain Nuts – “Sexy Bigfoot Alien Chef’

Sarah Taylor

The Suburbanight

Ken Filewych, CCE

Heartland – “A Fine Balance”

Brenda Terning

Equus: Story of the Horse – “Origins”

Krystal Moss & Brenda Terning

Equus: Story of the Horse – “Chasing the Wind”

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Winner of Best Editing Vancouver Short Film Festival 2019

Winner of Best Editing Vancouver Short Film Festival 2019

Jason Karman Vancouver Short Film Festival Winner 2019

The CCE were a proud sponsor for the Vancouver Short Film Festival.

We had the honour of presenting the Best Editing Award. The winner of the Editing Award was Jason Karman of the film Lionhood.

Jason Karman is a Vancouver-based screenwriter and director whose 16 short films have screened internationally at festivals including the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Whistler Film Festival, and Telefilm Canada’s Not Short on Talent at Clermont-Ferrand.

Graduating in 2003 with honours in Cinematography from Capilano College, Jason has worked in documentaries, dramas, thrillers and dance on screen.

In 2011, Jason received the Gerry Brunet Memorial Award at Vancouver Queer Film Festival for I’M IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, and in 2015 was recipient of the Jury Choice Award at Reel Pride Winnipeg for KIMCHI FRIED DUMPLINGS.

He is the 2016 recipient of the James Lee Foundation Scholarship and the 2018 Normand Bouchard Memorial Bursary.

Jason Karman Vancouver Short Film Festival Winner 2019
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Canadian Screen Awards Nominations 2019

Canadian Screen Awards Nominees 2019

Canadian Screen Awards 2020

Congratulations to our CCE members who are nominated for a Canadian Screen Award.

Achievement in Editing

Simone Smith

Firecrackers

Richard Comeau, CCE

Stockholm

Graham Withers

Transformer

Dave Kazala, CCE

Dolphin Man

Duncan Christie

Mary Kills People: Fatal Flaw

D. Gillian Truster, CCE

Anne with an E: Protest Against Any Absolute Conclusion

Matthew Anas

Cardinal: Blackfly Season

Paul Winestock, CCE

Blood and Water: 201

Brenda Terning & Krystal Moss

Equus: Story of the Horse – Chasing the Wind

Cathy Gulkin, CCE

You are Here

Michael Tersigni, CCE, Jonathan Dowler, Gloria Tong, Owin Lambeck (Plus 2 other editors)

The Amazing Race Canada: Just a Beaver Hero

Jonathan Dowler, Baun Mah, Ryan Monteith, Mike Scott, Andrew Gurney, Seth Poulin, Michael Tersigni, CCE, Jordan Crute, Owin Lambeck (Plus 9 other editors)

Big Brother Canada: Finale

Michael Tersigni, CCE, Ryan Monteith, Mike Scott, Elianna Borsa

Top Chef Canada: Double Overtime

Jonathan Eagan

Workin’ Moms: 2005

Mike Fly (plus 3 other editors)

Baroness von Sketch Show: Is that you Karen?

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EditCon 2019

EditCon 2019

EditCon 2019 in Review

EditCon 2019 took place on Saturday February 2, 2019 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.

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Panel #1: Making a difference - Cutting content with an important social message

Unarmed Verses and Sgaaway K’uuna (Edge of the Knife) are films that have intertwined themes of social justice into compelling stories, bringing important social messages to the screen in their respective genres of narrative and documentary film. Meet the Editor / Director / Producer duos behind both of these films to discuss the process of collaboration, sensitivity approaching the subject matter, and what each role contributes to the crafting of a powerful narrative.

Emmy-nominated and Gemini-winning Michèle Hozer has been working as a filmmaker and editor in Canada since 1987. To date, she has worked on more than 50 documentaries. Her work has received accolades from the most prestigious film festivals in the world, including the Sundance Film Festival and the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam. Shake Hands with The Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire won both the 2007 Emmy for Best Documentary and the Audience Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Promise to the Dead picked up her first International Emmy nomination as an editor. But her directorial debut with Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould won the coveted spot on the Academy Award short list as well as a Gemini for Best Biography. Since its premiere at TIFF in 2009, the feature length documentary has been seen by audiences in Britain, Australia, Japan, and across North America.

In 2012, The Director’s Guild of Canada (DGC) awarded The Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary to Michèle and team for West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson. At the same time, she picked up both the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival Editing Award and top honours from her peers at Canadian Cinema Editors.

In 2015 Michèle completed her first solo feature length documentary in the combined roles of director, editor, and producer for Sugar Coated probing the role of sugar in a global healthcare epidemic. The film, in association with TVO and ZDF/ARTE, had its world premiere at Hot Docs International Film Festival and has been playing worldwide at international film festivals and on television. Sugar Coated was honoured with The Donald Brittain Award for Best Social and Political Documentary at The 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. Sugar Coated presently playing available Netflix across North America. Michèle’ short documentary, The Barber of Augusta just recently won the Dodie Spittal Award at 2017 The Picture This Film Festival. She just completed SponsorLand, the feature length doc for TV Ontario on a Syrian refugee family with 11 children resettling in the tiny town of Picton Ontario.

With over 15 years experience, Argentina-native Andres Landau is an award-winning editor.  He was distinguished with the 2018 Canadian Cinema Editors Award for Best Editing in a Feature
Documentary for Unarmed Verses.  In 2011, he oversaw post-production for The National Parks Project, and edited Sirmilik the 2012 Genie Award winning short documentary by director Zacharias Kunuk. He edited Charles Officer’s feature documentary, Unarmed Verses produced by The National Film Board of Canada, Winner of the 2017 HotDocs Best Canadian Feature Documentary and 2018 TIFF Canada’s Top Ten Audience Award and The Stairs by Hugh Gibson, Winner of the 2016 Toronto Film Critics Association for Best Canadian Film.

Lea Marin is an award-winning Toronto-based producer with more than 18 years’ experience in the industry. A graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Producers’ Lab, Lea joined the National
Film Board of Canada as a producer in 2006.  Her most recent film credits include Charles Officer’s Unarmed Verses, which won the Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs 2017. Other credits include Chelsea McMullan’s My Prairie Home, and Astra Taylor’s Examined Life.  Lea recently completed production on Taylor’s follow-up to Examined Life, the feature doc, What Is Democracy? which premiered at TIFF 2018, and is currently in production on Throat, a co-collaboration between filmmaker Chelsea McMullan and artist/activist Tanya Tagaq.

Sarah Hedar is a Vancouver-based editor who utilizes innate patience and her sense of humour to work effectively with the natural ebb and flow of the creative process. Her editing work on provocative and original films crosses genres and spans both documentary and narrative projects. Her recent editing includes the feature film Sgaawaay K’uuna: Edge of The Knife, the first Haida language feature that garnered acclaim at both TIFF and VIFF, and the short film Last Stand to Nowhere, an all female re-imagining of the classic Western story of the gunfight at the OK corral. Sarah’s love of visual storytelling is shown through her dedication to her craft and her commitment to on-going education as she pursues her MA in film, with a focus on writing and directing.

Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhqot’in) is an award-winning director and a leading talent in experimental documentary. Her work is broad-ranging, from intimate autobiographies to forays into Science Fiction. Her short film ?E?anx (The Cave), an adaptation of a Tsilhqot’in story was named to Canada’s Top Ten Shorts by TIFF and was an Official Selection at Sundance Film Festival. My Legacy, her first feature documentary, focuses on the transformation and healing of intergenerational trauma to trust, worth, intimacy and love. Her work has aired on APTN, CBC, Knowledge, NITV (Australia) and has been showcased around the world at film festivals such as Berlinale, Rotterdam and Sundance.

Helen’s latest work, co-directing with Gwaii Edenshaw, Sgaawaay K’uuna: Edge of the Knife, is a feature film produced on Haida Gwaii, entirely in the Haida language. A joint production between the Council of the Haida Nation and Isuma’s Zacharius Kunuk, Sgaawaay K’uuna is the story of the Gaagiixid, the iconic Haida wild man. Helen is a graduate of Capilano’s Indigenous Independent Digital Film Program and lives between her traditional territory in British Columbia’s Cariboo Chilcotin and her partner’s traditional home of Haida Gwaii.

Panel #2: Frame by Frame - A primer on Animation editing

Learn from Canada’s leading animation editors about the critical role they play in crafting animated films.

How does the process differ from editing live action? At what point does the editor’s work start? What does the collaboration look like with team members and the director? These questions and more will be answered in this lively group discussion.

Paul Hunter (Nut Job, Spark) and Lesley Mackay Hunter (The Nut Job 2 – Nutty by Nature, Arctic Justice) shed light on their careers in animated film and television, and the unique role of the editor from storyboard to screen.

Chris Mutton brings over 15 years of film and television experience to the edit suite. His latest film, LUBA, won multiple awards at the Canadian Film Fest and earned him a CCE awards nomination.  Recently completed are three short films screening at this year’s Available Light Film Festival in Whitehorse.  He is currently editing Easy Land, the first feature of Serbian-Canadian director Sanja Zivkovic.  Chris has served as vice-president of the CCE and continues to stay involved as part of the Global Opportunities Committee.

For over 25 years, Paul has worked as an online, offline and supervising editor, cutting everything from animatics, 2D/3D animation, and stop-motion. Projects include Freaky StoriesAngela AnacondaFranny’s FeetIggy ArbuckleJohnny TestGlenn Martin DDS and Nature CatThe Nut Job was Paul’s first feature film. When given the chance to work on it, Paul thought that he would be nuts not to! Since then, Paul has also edited the feature animated films Spark and The Nut Job 2.

Lesley has worked almost exclusively in animation—a medium that she loves!  With an unconventional background in stage performance, music and sound, which she uses to enhance her storytelling techniques. A leica reel and offline editor of many hit shows including Johnny Test,  Busytown Mysteries, Justin Time and Total DramaRama. Known for her comedic and musical timing, Lesley has recently been working on feature animations The Nut Job 2 and soon-to-be-released Arctic Dogs.

Panel #3: This Year in Dramatic Film

There’s no formula to a festival hit, but these three editors, each with a recent feature film on the circuit, shed light on their respective experiences. This panel discussion focuses on their careers in indie film, their process in editing these films, getting a festival run, and what lies ahead.

Award winning editor Lisa Grootenboer is an industry staple with two plus decades of experience.  She is best known for her work on The Tudors, The Borgias, Mary Kills People and ANNE with an E, as well as for her live music cutting with Joe Bonamassa and Iron Maiden Logging in at 260 hours of cut screen time, her passion is clearly seen in her work. Since 1995, Lisa has been nominated for 18 film awards and has brought home eight, including four DGC Awards, three CCE’s and a Gemini.

Isabelle Malenfant began her career as an assistant editor learning alongside Emmy Award winning director Yves Simoneau, on his films Napoléon, Free Money, and Nuremberg.  As long-time editor for critically-acclaimed director Francis Leclerc, she worked on the popular sitcom Les beaux malaises, the dramatic series Marche à l’ombre, and Mon meilleur ami and the poetic short Trotteur, amongst others. Their latest collaboration, the feature film Pieds nus dans l’aube, is an adaptation of Félix Leclerc’s autobiographical novel of the same name. Over the years, she has also collaborated with directors François Jaros, Philippe Gagnon, Quentin Dupieux (a.k.a. Mr Oizo), Olivier Asselin and Mélanie Charbonneau. Originally from Quebec, she has worked on both French and English productions including television series, films and commercials.  

With a background in theatre, Malenfant is an editor with a passion for bringing out an actor’s talents and crafting their best performance. She has a particular affinity for telling dramatic stories, but an interest in seeking projects that challenge her to learn new techniques has expanded her editing credits to include comedies (Steak, Dans Une Galaxie Près de Chez Vous 2), VFX projects (Marie-Antoinette, Assassin’s Creed), animation (Mune, the guardian of the moon) and dance film (Amelia from Edouard Lock’s Lalala Human Steps).

Isabelle Malenfant has been nominated for five Gémeaux Awards including Marche à l’ombre 2 (2017), Les beaux malaises (2014-2015), Mon meilleur ami (2013), and  Les Rescapés (2012). She was nominated for a Jutra Award in 2009 for Un capitalisme sentimental and won best editing at the Savannah Film Festival in 2012 with Trotteur.

She won this years’ CCE awards for Best Editing in Feature Film Pieds nus dans l’aube.

Michelle Szemberg is a Toronto born award winning film editor. After graduating from the film program at York University, Michelle worked for many years as an assistant editor. This allowed her to be mentored and to collaborate with some of the leading forces in Canadian cinema. Michelle’s selected credits include the independent feature films Moon Point (Dir. Sean Cisterna), Don’t Get Killed in Alaska (Dir. Bill Taylor), No Stranger Than Love (Dir. Nicholas Wernham), Natasha (Dir. David Bezmozgis) and the Serendipity Point Films produced feature Below Her Mouth, directed by April Mullen, which premiered at TIFF in 2016. In addition to her work in film, Michelle edited two seasons of the Netflix/Rogers TV series Between, created by Michael McGowan. Her latest titles include the Cuban/Canadian film, Un Traductor, directed by Rodrigo and Sebastian Barriuso, which premiered in competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and the upcoming Netflix/CBC series Northern Rescue.

Christine Armstrong is an editor who has worked on a variety of short films, tv series, commercials and feature films in the US and Canada. She is an alumni of Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Editor’s Lab at the Canadian Film Centre. 

Armstrong’s recent work includes THE NEW ROMANTIC starring Jessica Barden (The Lobster) , and Camilla Mendes which received special Jury award at SXSW festival, THE DROP IN & MARINER (CANADA TOP TEN), comedy series Kristal Clear (Amazon PRIME) and MARY GOES ROUND (TIFF 2017, Santa Barbara Film Festival) which she received a best editing in feature nomination.

Armstrong’s upcoming work includes AMERICAN REJECT starring Annaleigh Ashford (Masters of Sex) and Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman) and her directorial debut on comedy series CLAMBAKE.  

Panel #4: Behind the Cut with Ron Sanders, CCE

In this masterclass, award-winning editor Ron Sanders shares insight from his career, notably his longtime collaboration with celebrated director David Cronenberg on 19 films, for which he won four Genie Awards for Excellence in Film Editing (Dead Ringers, Crash, eXistenZ, Eastern Promises)  and three Best Editor Awards from the Directors Guild of Canada (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, A Dangerous Method).

Writer-Director Jim Allodi is a graduate of the NYU film program, and the CFC Director’s Lab. He wrote and directed the acclaimed feature The Uncles (Odeon Films), named one of Canada’s Top Ten by the Cinemateque Ontario. His award winning shorts have played in numerous international festivals.

His directing work for television includes the pilot for The Republic of Doyle (CBC), Call Me Fitz (HBO Canada), Regenesis (TMN), and he has won a Gemini award and nominations for both drama and comedy (Naked Josh, Showcase), and a DGC Award for Best Miniseries/TV Movie (The Best Laid Plans, CBC.)

Having worked as an editor and photographer, Jim turned to acting in his 20’s as a means of furthering his development as a director, and has since accumulated a long list of film and television credits and appeared on stage in Canada, the U.K., and the U.S.

Ron has worked with directors including, Robert Longo, Daniel Petrie Jr., Sturla Gunnarson, Norman Jewison, and Henry Sellick. He collaborated with David Cronenberg on 19 films winning Genie Awards for Dead Ringers (1989), Crash (1996), eXistenZ (2000) and Eastern Promises (2007) and DGC Awards for A History of Violence (2006), Eastern Promises (2008) and A Dangerous Method (2012). He was nominated for an American Cinema Editors Award for his work on Coraline (2010).

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CCE Holiday Parties 2018

2018 CCE Holiday Parties

2018 CCE Holiday Parties Across Canada:

This week the CCE held three Holiday Parties (unfortunately due to province wide power outages, we had to postpone our Halifax Event).

On Wednesday night Edmonton and Vancouver held their events. By all accounts everyone had a great time!

Last night Toronto held its Holiday Social and it was hosted by Eggplant Picture and Sound. Over 70 were in attendance.

Thank you to Eggplant for being wonderful hosts!

About the Event(s)

Toronto

Eggplant Picture and Sound has generously offered to host our Toronto Members Holiday Social. They will provide tasty snacks and a variety of beverages. As this is a sponsored event by Eggplant, it will be for members only.

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Edmonton

This year, the CCE is joining forces with ESIO, APPA and FAVA to host a Holiday Party in Edmonton! From 4 – 5 pm – Simon Trafford from Social Lite will provide an interactive presentation on Guaranteeing the Successful Launch of Your Video Game or Film Production.

And from 5 – 8(ish) there will be networking, live entertainment and appetizers along with a cash bar.

50/50 draw in support of the Food Bank.

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DGC Award Winners 2018

DGC Award Winners 2018

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Congratulations to our CCE members who won a DGC Award over the weekend.

BEST PICTURE EDITING – DOCUMENTARY

Roderick Deogrades

Silas

BEST PICTURE EDITING – DOCUMENTARY

Silas

BEST PICTURE EDITING – TELEVISION SERIES

Christopher Donaldson, CCE

The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 102, Birth Day

BEST PICTURE EDITING – TELEVISION SERIES

The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 102, Birth Day

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Thank You to Our 2018 Annual Awards Sponsors

2018 Awards Event Sponsors - Thank You From All of Us at the CCE

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EditCon 2018

EditCon 2018

EditCon 2018 in Review

The first annual EditCon took place on Saturday February 10th, 2018 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto.  The event was sold out to 150 guests and included 4 informative, lively and open discussion panels. 

Some of our sponsors donated some great prizes.  Our prizes totalled over $6000.  Some prizes included a Hard Drive, Copies of Art of the Cut (Steve Hullfish the author was even in attendance to sign the copies!), a copy of Avid Media Composer and subscriptions to various Boris FX programs. 

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Panel #1: Documentary Confidential

Narrative, character & emotion –  how do we as storytellers bring these elements to an audience in a compelling and dramatic way? In documentary filmmaking, there are the added challenges of ethics, honesty, and “truth,” in however we are able to define them for ourselves. Editors in doc have such a deep involvement in shaping the films that they can become credited co-directors or co-writers. Join us as our panel (Mike Munn CCE, Michèle Hozer CCE & Nick Hector CCE) explores the profound level of authorship editors can have in crafting a documentary.

Jay Prychidny, CCE is an award-winning picture editor and producer who has worked across a variety of scripted and factual programs. Most recently, his scripted projects have included Orphan Black (BBC America), Killjoys (SyFy) and Into the Badlands (AMC). On the factual side, he has worked on documentary series such as The Week the Women Went (CBC), Rodeo: Life on the Circuit (History) and SexTV (CTV) as well as the reality programs Canada’s Next Top Model (CTV), Top Chef Canada (Food Network) and The Amazing Race Canada (CTV).

Nick Hector is a DGC, CCE, HotDocs and multi-Gemini Award winning film editor, story editor and consultant. He’s cut more than two-dozen feature and one hundred TV documentaries for filmmakers across the globe. Perhaps Nick’s best known work stems from his long creative relationships with legendary Canadian filmmakers Allan King, Yvan Patry, and Sturla Gunnarsson. With 2 films on Criterion, 3 Top Ten Canadian films, 5 films at MoMA, 10 at TIFF, and 15 at HotDocs, the first 30 years have been a lot of fun.

Mike began his career with the Toronto New Wave, editing features for Bruce McDonald (Roadkill), Srinivas Krishna (Masala and Lulu) and Peter Mettler (Tectonic Plates; Picture of Light)

He went on to cut numerous features for Canadian and international directors, including John Greyson (Law of Enclosures),  Richard Kwietniowski (Owning Mahowny),  Daniel MacIvor (Past Perfect; Wilby Wonderful), Nisha Ganatra (Cake), and Bruce McCulloch (Comeback Season).  As well, Mike has edited several award-winning documentaries, including Stories We Tell, for director Sarah Polley.  His many television credits include Shaftesbury’s The Shields Stories and Sienna Film’s mini-series Diamonds, nominated for 9 Gemini awards.

Mike’s work has been recognized formally through award nominations as well as being highlighted in film reviews from around the world. Films he has edited have played at Cannes, Berlin, Venice and Sundance, among other festivals, with 11 features accepted at TIFF. Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell was shortlisted for the documentary Oscar as well as being voted in a TIFF poll as one of the 10 best Canadian films of all time.

With two films on the Oscar shortlist, Emmy-nominated and Gemini-winning Michèle Hozer has been working as a filmmaker and editor in Canada since 1987. To date, she has worked on more than 50 documentaries. Her work has received accolades from the most prestigious film festivals in the world, including the Sundance Film Festival and the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam. Shake Hands with The Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire won both the 2007 Emmy for Best Documentary and the Audience Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Promise to the Dead picked up her first International Emmy nomination as an editor. But her directorial debut with Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould won the coveted spot on the Academy Award short list as well as a Gemini for Best Biography. Since its premiere at TIFF in 2009, the feature length documentary has been seen by audiences in Britain, Australia, Japan, and across North America.

In 2012, The Director’s Guild of Canada (DGC) awarded The Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary to Michèle and team for West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson. At the same time, she picked up both the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival Editing Award and top honours from her peers at Canadian Cinema Editors.

In 2015 Michèle completed her first solo feature length documentary in the combined roles of director, editor, and producer for Sugar Coated probing the role of sugar in a global healthcare epidemic. The film, in association with TVO and ZDF/ARTE, had its world premiere at Hot Docs International Film Festival and has been playing worldwide at international film festivals and on television. Sugar Coated was honoured with The Donald Brittain Award for Best Social and Political Documentary at The 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. Sugar Coated presently playing available Netflix across North America. Michèle’ short documentary, The Barber of Augusta film just recently won the Dodie Spittal Award at 2017 The Picture This Film Festival. She just completed SponsorLand the feature length doc for TV Ontario on a Syrian refugee family with 11 children resettling in the tiny town of Picton Ontario.

Panel #2: TV Editing in the Golden Age

What is it like to collaborate with television’s finest creators? How does Jean- Marc Vallée work with his editors, having been one himself? What’s it like to cut the performance of a National Treasure?  How does it feel to share your Emmy onstage with Margaret Atwood? 

The panel will examine the editor’s contribution in creating original, provocative and beautifully made television.

Award winning editor, Teresa has been editing TV drama for more than 20 years. Recently, she worked on the multiple CSA nominated series Cardinal, which garnered her the DGC award for best editing- she’s also nominated for a CSA.  Bellevue, starring Anna Paquin, is screening on WGN America at the moment another series that Teresa edited and got to co-produce. Prior work includes award nominated series; 19-2, Bomb Girls, Camelot and the influential Durham County. Teresa is very excited to be part of the industry at a time when the boundaries of TV storytelling are being pushed like never before- it truly is the Golden Age.

Roslyn’s television projects can be seen on NETFLIX, HBO Canada, ABC, Syfy, Lifetime, Global and the CBC. Her feature film work has been screened at TIFF, Berlinale, and Hot Docs. She has earned CCE and DGC Nominations for her editing in the categories of documentary, TV Movie and Mini-Series. 

Roslyn’s passion for editing began in Montreal, where she studied Film and Screenwriting at McGill University. She spent 3 years as the resident editor at the Banff Centre for the Arts and is a graduate of the The Canadian Film Centre. 

Roslyn’s recent drama series include Haven, Hemlock Grove, Ten Days in the Valley, and Mary Kills People.

Over the past decade, Véronique has edited a wide range of projects including short films, music videos, documentaries, advertising, and TV series.  Most recently she contributed to HBO’s Big Little Lies, and is currently working on Jean-Marc Vallée’s next HBO series Sharp Objects.

Raised on Star Trek, Justin’s original plan was to push flashy buttons on a starship as an actor. Fortunately, he found his calling pushing colourful keyboard buttons in a dark room. His work has been seen ‘round the world in festivals such as Sundance, Berlinale, SXSW, TIFF, and most recently on HBO with the Emmy winning mini-series Big Little Lies

Multiple award winning editor Wendy Hallam Martin is presently working on the Emmy and Golden Globe winning series The Handmaids Tale where she has received an ACE nomination for the pilot entitled “Offred”. Her prior work includes the upcoming cable series for MGM entitled Condor starring Max Irons, William Hurt and Mira Sorvino. Other work includes Showtime’s, The Tudors, Borgias and Queer as Folk, History’s Camelot and Vikings and hit Canadian dramas like Saving Hope, Rookie Blue and Dark Matter to name a few. Wendy resides in Toronto, Canada with her husband and two kids.

Gillian has had a diverse career editing feature films, MOWs, drama series, and documentaries, in a variety of genres. She has worked with many prominent and celebrated producers and directors in the Film and TV industry including Moira Walley-Beckett, David Shore, Naren Shankar, Mark Fergus, Vincenzo Natali, and Helen Shaver.

Gillian’s editing credits include the highly acclaimed CBC/Netflix series Anne, and Orphan Black, for which she received two CSA Awards. She is the first Picture Editor to have won that award for two consecutive years for the same series. Her work on Orphan Black has also garnered her a DGC Award and two CCE Awards nominations. She has also earned a DGC nomination for Degrassi: The Next Generation, and a Gemini nomination for the series Todd & the Book of Pure Evil.

Some of her other credits include the series The Expanse, Houdini & Doyle, The L.A. Complex, and the feature films Seven in Heaven, for Blumhouse Productions, A Christmas Horror Story, for Copperheart Entertainment, and Compulsion, for Dimension Films.

Panel #3: Behind the Cut with Richard Comeau, CCE

Based in Montréal, Richard has been editing since the early nineties. He won the Genie Award for Best Editing two years in a row, for The Necessities of Life in 2008 and Polytechnique in 2009. He also won the Jutra Award for Gabrielle (2013) and was nominated for My Internship in Canada (2016), and won a CSA for Two Lovers and a Bear (2017). 

As part of this masterclass, Richard discusses his work on Polytechnique, War Witch, and Eye on Juliet (which recently won the Best Film at the Venice Film Festival’s Giornate degli Autori section)

Writer-Director Jim Allodi is a graduate of the NYU film program, and the CFC Director’s Lab. He wrote and directed the acclaimed feature The Uncles (Odeon Films), named one of Canada’s Top Ten by the Cinemateque Ontario. His award winning shorts have played in numerous international festivals.

His directing work for television includes the pilot for The Republic of Doyle (CBC), Call Me Fitz (HBO Canada), (Regenesis, TMN), and he has won a Gemini award and nominations for both drama and comedy (Naked Josh, Showcase), and a DGC Award for Best Miniseries/TV Movie (The Best Laid Plans, CBC.)

Having worked as an editor and photographer, Jim turned to acting in his 20’s as a means of furthering his development as a director, and has since accumulated a long list of film and television credits and appeared on stage in Canada, the U.K., and the U.S.

Richard Comeau has been editing feature films for over twenty five years. Projects like War Witch, Maelstrom or The Pillars of the Earth have garnered awards and nominations at the Oscars, the Golden Globes, and throughout the world in major film festivals like TIFF, Cannes, or Berlin. Richard himself has won numerous awards for best achievement in editing. He’s worked with some of the finest filmmakers in Quebec, like Denis Villeneuve, Philippe Falardeau, Kim Nguyen, and Louise Archambault.

Panel #4: Crossing the 49th

Join panelists Matthew Hannam, Stephen Philipson, and Andrew Coutts  as they discuss the ups and downs of working in the US. As the Canadian and American film industries become more intertwined, what challenges and opportunities arise for Canadian editors wishing to work south of the border? How does the work differ? How is it the same? For those who wish to remain in the land of Mounties and free medicare, what can we learn from our American editor friends? This panel will examine the creative and practical concerns of working down there versus working up here.

Chris Mutton brings over 12 years of film and television experience to the table. He is a 2015 Canadian Film Centre alumni and since then has been cutting music videos, commercials and the highly anticipated PORCUPINE LAKE, which premiered this year at TIFF. 

Also premiering at TIFF was the feature documentary SILAS, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way productions, which Chris came on board to complete.  The documentary POPCORN AND MAPLE SYRUP that Chris co-edited for the CBC, won the Special Jury Award at Worldfest.

Chris’ short films have screened throughout the world, including CLEO (TIFF, Cinema City), GOLDEN BOYS (HollyShorts, Inside Out, MiFO) and THE SISTERS TOLCHINSKI (Rhode Island International Film Festival).  Chris recently completed a series of projects for TIFF as supervising picture editor.

Andrew has enjoyed a career working with studios such as Fox, CBS, ABC, Marvel, and Netflix, including popular shows such as Sleepy Hollow and Bull.  His work on the pilot episode of APB with Director Len Wiseman secured a first season pick up order from Fox Television.  

He edited Sequence, which won numerous awards globally, including “Best of the Fest” at LA Shorts Fest and the Canal+ Award at the renowned Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival—as well as earning him a CCE nomination for Best Editing in a Short Film. 

Andrew has sliced through numerous feature films including comedy/horror Bloodsucking Bastards, post-apocalyptic thriller The Day, which premiered as part of TIFF’s popular Midnight Madness program, and the hugely successful Saw VI and Saw 3D.

Currently, Andrew is living long and prospering, editing the recent chronicle from the celebrated Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Discovery for CBS All Access and Netflix.

Matthew Hannam is a film editor from Winnipeg. He began his career as an assistant editor for Guy Maddin. Since then he has been lucky to work on such diverse projects as The Daniels’ SWISS ARMY MAN, Denis Villeneuve’s ENEMY and Sundance hit JAMES WHITE.  Most recently he edited Paul Dano’s directorial debut WILDLIFE

Stephen Philipson CCE is an award-winning editor and proud member of the CCE since the very start. His credits include high profile TV series such as American Gods, Hannibal, and Orphan Black. He also cut Canadian film favourites such as The Wild Hunt, voted Best Canadian First Feature and one of Canada’s Top Ten by the Toronto International Film Festival, and Grown Up Movie Star, a prize-winner at Sundance.

Never one to turn down an adventure, he once traveled to Sri Lanka to edit an epic Action/Romance about the Sri Lankan civil war (in Tamil and Singhalese) for a director who contacted him randomly over the internet. A graduate of the Canadian Film Centre and Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Stephen’s break came on the 2009 documentary Prom Night in Mississippi (starring Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman), which premiered at Sundance, broadcast on HBO, and screened at The White House. 

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