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Congratulations: 2021 Leo Award Winners

2021 Leo Award Winners

Congratulations to our Leo Award Winners!

Best Picture Editing – Documentary Series

Patrick Carroll (+1 editor)



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

Gordon Rempel, CCE



Best Picture Editing – Music, Comedy or Variety Program ir Series Winner

Lisa Robison, CCE



Best Picture Editing – Motion Picture

Greg Ng, CCE



Best Picture Editing – Dramatic Series

Christopher Smith



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Behind the Screen – No Ordinary Man

Presented in English

12pm EDT

Grab your coffee, take a beat and join us for an afternoon chat with filmmakers Chase Joynt (FRAMING AGNES) and Aisling Chin-Yee (THE REST OF US) as they discuss their approach to editing their renowned documentary film, NO ORDINARY MAN.

Pride 2021 BTS event No Ordinary Man Poster

This thoughtful film seamlessly weaves together archival footage, audio recordings, talking heads & artistic interpretations to tell the story of Billy Tipton, a prominent jazz musician of the 1940s & 50’s and trans culture icon.

This event will be moderated by accomplished editor Catherine Legault (REBELS ON POINTE).

Return to us at 7pm EDT in a Virtual Lounge for a post event catch up, discussion and networking!

A link to watch the film will be sent out a couple of days before the event – stay tuned. Watch the trailer here.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to The 519, donations can be made when you register.

Make sure to register as we will email the ZOOM login details the day of the event.

The CCE does not wish for the cost to be a barrier to attending. For a reduced price ticket please contact

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AISLING “ASH” CHIN-YEE No Ordinary Man Pride BTS 2021 event

Aisling “Ash” Chin-Yee


Aisling Chin-Yee is an award-winning filmmaker based in Montreal, Canada, and Los Angeles, California. Aisling was named one of Canada’s Rising Film Stars by Now Magazine 2019. Her feature film directorial debut, THE REST OF US, starring Heather Graham (BOOGIE NIGHTS, THE HANGOVER), Sophie Nélisse (THE BOOK THEIF), and Jodi Balfour (THE CROWN) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2019 and has released widely around the world.

Her latest work that she co-wrote with Amos Mac, and co-directed with Chase Joynt, No Ordinary Man, world premiered at TIFF 2020, then onto AFI and DOCNYC amongst many others, was awarded Best Canadian Feature Film at Inside Out LGBTQ Film Festival, New Visions Award at the Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (RIDM), and the award for best Portrait Documentary at the Cleveland International Film Festival. The documentary was also one of TIFF Top Ten films of 2020.

As a producer for over a decade, Aisling has been lauded for her fresh and unapologetic. Aisling produced the award winning feature film, RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS, which was a TIFF Top 10 film and won Best Director at the Vancouver International Film Festival, as well as the award-winning feature documentary, LAST WOMAN STANDING, that same year. 2014 marked her year as writer and director with the short film, SOUND ASLEEP, which premiered at Lucerne International Film Festival. In 2015, she directed the multi-award-winning documentary, SYNESTHESIA, which won Best Short Documentary at the International Crossroads Film Festival. She produced the gritty urban drama, THE SAVER, which was released in Spring 2016, the political documentary, INSIDE THESE WALLS, and the television series Lost Generation that same year.

Alongside filmmaking, Aisling is an outspoken advocate for equality and diverse representation on and off screen. In 2016, she co-founded the #AfterMeToo movement, which includes a fund, roundtable series, and report that brings to light the issue of sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry. In 2018 she was selected in the inaugural cohort of professionals in the 50 Women Can Change the World in Media and Entertainment in Hollywood.

Pride 2021 BTS event Chase Joynt is a director and writer

Chase Joynt


Chase Joynt is a director and writer whose films have won jury and audience awards internationally. With Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase co-directed NO ORDINARY MAN, a feature-length documentary about jazz musician Billy Tipton, which was presented at Cannes Docs 2020 as part of the Canadian Showcase of Docs-in-Progress.

Since premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2020, NO ORDINARY MAN has been hailed by Indiewire as “the future of trans cinema” and won 5 awards on the international festival circuit, including being named to TIFF Canada’s Top Ten. His latest short film, FRAMING AGNES, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is being developed into a feature film with support from Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch program. Joynt’s first book YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (co-authored with Mike Hoolboom) was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and named one of the best books of the year by The Globe and Mail and CBC. Most recently, Chase directed an episode of TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES for the CW, which is now streaming on Netflix.

Pride Event BTS 2021 Catherine Legault Editor and moderator

Catherine Legault


Catherine Legault is an award-winning film editor and filmmaker. She navigates between documentary, animation and fiction, and her work is appreciated for its fluidity and structural sophistication layering different levels of meaning throughout.

She graduated from Film Production at Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. Over the past 17 years, she has worked on several award-winning films that have screened internationally in theatres, festivals, and on television. In 2017, she received an Iris award at the Gala Québec Cinéma for Best Documentary Editing. She was nominated again in 2019. She was also awarded two Gemeaux for her editing work. Her collaborations have included PilgrIMAGE, by Peter Wintonick and Mira Burt-Wintonick, MORT SUBITE D’UN HOMME-THÉ TRE, by Jean-Claude Coulbois, FAMILY DEMOLITION by Patrick Damien, REBELS ON POINTE, by Bobbi Jo Hart, MY MOTHER’S LETTERS, by Serge Giguère, and most recently, FANNY: THE RIGHT TO ROCK, by Bobbi Jo Hart. Her first feature documentary as a director, SISTERS: DREAM & VARIATIONS, was awarded at The IndieFEST Film Awards in five categories and is in nomination for Best Original Music at the Gala Québec Cinéma.

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2021 Iris Award Nominees

2021 Iris Award Nominees

Congratulations to our CCE members who have been nominated:

Best Editing

Arthur Tarnowski, ACE –  JUSQU’AU DÉCLIN

Yvann Thibaudeau –  TARGET NUMBER ONE


Best Editing in Feature Documentary

Annie Jean, CCE –   LE CHÂTEAU


Amélie Labrèche (+1 monteur) – ERRANCE SANS RETOUR


ACE Eddie Awards 2021 Winner

ACE Eddie Awards 2021 Winner

Congratulations to Trevor Ambrose, CCE, who won an ACE Eddie Award yesterday!



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In Conversation with Jenypher Fisher, CCE, Kelly Morris, CCE and Tim Wanlin, CCE

Presented in English

5pm PST

Join us on March 16th for In Conversation with Jenypher Fisher, CCE, Kelly Morris, CCE and Tim Wanlin, CCE. Veteran unscripted Vancouver editors Jenypher Fisher CCE, (RUST VALLEY RESTORERS) Kelly Morris CCE (HIGHWAY THRU HELL) and Tim Wanlin CCE (HEAVY RESCUE: 401) discuss their vast knowledge on crafting factual storytelling; the importance of finding the story’s truth, it’s language, and the importance of a strong, pivotal opening that will begin the audience’s emotional journey.

This event will be moderated by Showrunner, Producer, Director and Writer, Kelly McClughan.

Make sure to register as we will email the ZOOM login details the day of the event.

The CCE does not wish for the cost to be a barrier to attending. For a reduced price ticket please contact

The following bios are only written in the presenting language.

Jenypher Fisher, CCE

Jenypher Fisher, CCE

Through hard work and determination, Editor Jenypher Fisher has developed a unique style, rivalled only by her keen sense of story and humour. Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, for the past 20 years Jenypher has been responsible for crafting a wide and varied array of Canada’s unscripted series. Projects include RUST VALLEY RESTORERS, WILD BEAR RESCUE, ICE PILOTS, THE BACHELOR CANADA, JADE FEVER, YUKON GOLD, THIS IS HIGH SCHOOL, QUEEN OF THE OIL PATCH, THE NATURE OF THINGS, ER: LIFE & DEATH AT VGH, PARAMEDICS: LIFE ON THE LINE & EXPECTING!

Kelly Morris, CCE

Kelly Morris, CCE

Kelly Morris CCE, is a Vancouver Based film and television editor and former president of the Canadian Cinema Editors, best known for his body of work in documentary and as senior editor for factual series. He has a passion for feature length film, investigative journalism and gritty reality. Series of note that he has worked on include Discovery Channel’s HIGHWAY THRU HELLl, JADE FEVER and JETSTREAM, CBC’s HIGH ARCTIC HAULERS and investigative journalism series THE FIFTH ESTATE, natural history series BBC NATURAL WORLDLAND NAT GEO WILD, in addition to a wide breadth of documentary films, the most recent being Citizen Bio for Showtime. Shows he has worked on have received accolades including winner of the duPont-Columbia University Award for Broadcast Journalism (NUCLEAR JIHAD), a Sundance Grand Jury Prize Nomination (SEX: THE ANNABEL CHONG STORY), Gemini (THE FIFTH ESTATE) and CCE (A WOLD CALLED STORM) award nominations for Best Picture Editing.

Tim Wanlin, CCE

Tim Wanlin, CCE

Tim Wanlin is based in Vancouver where he has been editing for the last thirty years. During that time his focus has been to seek out projects that allow him to draw out the strongest story, both visually and narratively. He has amassed over seventy documentary credits. Highlights include CTV’s Gemini Award winning, PEACE WARRIOR, WHEN THE DEVIL KNOCKS, which premiered in the 2010 Vancouver Film Festival and CBC’s Canadian Screen Award winning, WILD CANADIAN YEAR. More recently, while continuing to follow his passion for documentaries, Tim is busy with unscripted series work including BORDER SECURITY, JADE FEVER and his current project, HEAVY RESCUE: 401.

Kelly McClughan

Kelly McClughan (Moderator)

Producer, Director, Writer, Nor’west Wave Productions

A passion for factual story-telling and exploration has led me to some of the most remote and intriguing places on earth. I care about getting it right, thrive in challenging environments, and have successfully filmed in traditionally difficult to access communities. As a showrunner, producer, director and writer, I’ve created thousands of hours of factual television for Canadian, US and international markets, and am frequently consulted to help develop, shape and pitch TV projects. An extensive background in journalism has equipped me to apply my skills across multiple genres. As VP Production for Canadian factual producer Great Pacific Media from 2014-2019, I was involved in all aspects of pre-production, production and post, including hands-on story crafting, content oversight and development.

Tax Workshop for Freelancers & Creatives with Sunny Widerman (Non-Members)

Presented in English / Conférence en anglais

1pm – 3pm EST

Presented by Sunny Widerman of Personal Tax Advisors, this session is an entertaining and information-packed presentation about the financial and tax aspects of running your own business. Yes, we said entertaining! Hundreds of participants in dozens of workshops over the years can attest that you won’t be intimidated, and you definitely won’t be bored!

In this workshop, you’ll learn about deductible expenses, how to use RRSPs to protect your income, how CERB effects for your taxes and why doing what you love is great business. Take the opportunity to ask all your lingering tax questions during the Q&A from an expert who has been working in taxes since 2002. No judgement, just great advice and information with a sense of humour on the side.

Tax Workshop for Freelancers & Creatives with Sunny Widerman

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