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Mentorship: One-on-Ones with Documentary & Unscripted Editors

Mentorship: One-on-Ones with Documentary & Unscripted Editors
April 15, 2023

This event took place on April 15, 2023.

Presented in English / Atelier en anglais

Join the CCE for a unique mentorship event centered around one-on-one conversations with documentary & unscripted picture editors from across the country. From feature documentaries to reality television and unscripted series, you’ll get twelve uninterrupted minutes to chat with each of our participating mentors – any and all editing topics are on the table. This is your time to gain the specific insights you’ve been looking for. Stick around after the allotted time for virtual networking with all in attendance.

Participating Mentors:

Peter Denes is a Toronto-based Picture Editor with twenty years of experience cutting both documentary and scripted projects. His work has premiered at SXSW and Hot Docs, streamed on Amazon, Hulu, and Showtime, and aired on PBS, Vice, A&E, BBC, Nat Geo, History, Bravo and more. When not editing, he can be spotted on his bike, snacking on French pastries, and consuming all things Larry David and Daniel Johnston.

Jonathan has been in the industry since 2001, both in Australia and Canada. He has cut everything from documentaries, animation, sports news, but his extensive experience has been in cutting reality TV. He has worked on many of the large format shows such as BIG BROTHER, DRAG RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and LOVE ISLAND He is a 17 time CSA and 16 time CCE nominated editor and has won five consecutive CSA’s and four CCE Awards.

Xi Feng is a Chinese-Canadian film editor based in Montreal. Having lived in China, Canada and France, she has cultivated a unique blend of cultural and artistic sensitivity. Feng has worked as an assistant editor and editor on several award winning documentaries, including CHINA HEAVYWEIGHT, which premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival; and the CRYSTAL BEAR winning short film CLEBS, premiered at the 2020 Berlinale Generation 14 plus section. She’s also an editor alumna of CFC 2019 and Berlinale Talents 2020.

Through hard work and determination, Editor Jenypher Fisher has developed a unique style, rivalled only by a 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 assortment of Canada’s unscripted series. Projects include PAMELA’S GARDEN OF EDEN, THE NATURE OF THINGS, RUST VALLEY RESTORERS, ICE PILOTS, THE BACHELOR CANADA, ER: LIFE & DEATH AT VGH, PARAMEDICS: LIFE ON THE LINE, JADE FEVER, WILD BEAR RESCUE, THIS IS HIGH SCHOOL, QUEEN OF THE OIL PATCH, YUKON GOLD & EXPECTING!

Carole Larsen is an award-winning documentary editor based in Toronto. Her work has a focus on our relationship with animals and the environment, from intimate portraits to broad-ranging discussions of our impact on the planet. Carole’s film and television work has been featured across Canada and around the world.

Mike has edited several award-winning feature documentaries, including STORIES WE TELL, for director Sarah Polley and THIS IS NOT A MOVIE for director Yung Chang. Most recently he completed TO KILL A TIGER for Nisha Pahuja, winner of the TIFF 2022 best Canadian feature award. Films that he has edited have played at Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Telluride and Sundance, among other festivals, with 13 features accepted into TIFF. Sarah Polley’s STORIES WE TELL was short listed for the documentary Oscar as well as being voted in a TIFF poll as one of the 10 best Canadian films of all time.

Lindsay Ragone is a Toronto-based editor with over 20 years of experience. She’s been nominated twice at the Canadian Screen Awards for her work on CANADA’S DRAG RACE and was an Emmy-nominee for the Scripted/Reality hybrid series THE QUEST on Disney Plus. Other recent credits include BLOWN AWAY for Netflix and ALL-ROUND CHAMPION for BYU.

Eui Yong Zong is a Toronto-based editor whose credits include: OVER TIME, HACK YOUR AGE, I HOLD THE DECHO IN MY HEART, PROMISE ME, MERB’YS, SPIRIT TO SOAR, LIDO TV, and ONE OF OURS which won a Jury Prize for Best Canadian Feature at Hotdocs Film Festival in 2021 and a Canadian Cinema Editor Award (CCE) for Best Editing in a Feature Documentary. He’s recently completed a feature documentary CHOSEN, which premiered in JeonJu Intl Film Festival in South Korea. Yong holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from University of Toronto, and a MFA in Film Production at York University.

About the Event

April 2023

1:00pm -3:30pm ET



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