Press Release

The Canadian Cinema Editors announces the recipient of the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award 

Lifetime Achievement Award - 2023 Press Release

The Canadian Cinema Editors (CCE) is pleased to announce that David B. Thompson, CCE (1949-2023) is the recipient of the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award. The CCE will present this award at the 13th Annual CCE Awards on May 25th, 2023 at the Delta Hotel in Toronto.

Our full list of CCE Award nominees will be announced on April 17! Please visit our website for more information.

About the Lifetime Achievement Award

This recognition is presented to an editor who has elevated the craft of picture editing, has contributed to the editing community and demonstrated a passion for editing. 

Lifetime Achievement Award

David B. Thompson, CCE

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.”

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With the participation of the Government of Canada.

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