Our Board

Stephen Philipson President of the CCE Board

President

Bio

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 (Starz), The Bold Type (Freeform), Anne with an E (CBC/Netflix), Hannibal (NBC), and Orphan Black (CTV/BBC America). He also cut Canadian film favourites such as The Wild Hunt (by Alexandre Franchi), voted Best Canadian First Feature and one of Canada’s Top Ten by the Toronto International Film Festival, and Grown Up Movie Star (by Adriana Maggs), 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 big 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. Stephen is honoured to serve as CCE President and help the CCE continue its excellent work advocating for editors across Canada.

Jane MacRae Vice-President of the Board

Vice-President

Bio

Jane is a Toronto-based film & TV editor. Her narrative film work includes comedy, horror, drama, and science fiction in both short and feature formats and has been featured at film festivals around the world. Her recent work includes the feature film “The Cuban,” starring Louis Gossett Jr., and the sci-fi drama “Rememory” (Peter Dinklage), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017 and which was nominated for a CCE award for Best Editing in a Feature Film.

In television, her work includes the Emmy and BAFTA-winning PBS children’s series “Odd Squad”, as well as projects for Canadian, US, and international television networks and streaming services including Hulu, Amazon, PBS, BBC, CBC, TV5 (France), NHK (Japan), and others. Through her company Fast Hat Films, Jane provides development, editorial, and post-production consultation services for both narrative and documentary projects. When not firmly planted in front of her computer or television, she can be found riding her bike on circuitous routes through city streets, or taking naps with her labradoodle, Emmette.

Pauline Decroix Bilingual Chair of the Board

Bilingualism Chair

Bio

Pauline Decroix is a Toronto-based picture editor. Originally from France, her editing career began in Paris in 2000, and she has been working in Canada since 2009. After many years editing various genres, Pauline shifted focus to scripted storytelling in 2016. She is fortunate enough to be a graduate of the prestigious Canadian Film Centre, as a member of the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program Editors’ Lab. In 2020, she received a Canadian Screen Award for her work on the documentary : On The Line, as well as a CCE Award for Best Picture Editing in the short film : Ma Dame au Camélia. Pauline is honoured to be on the CCE Board for a second term and is very happy to serve the editing community.

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Events & Education Chair

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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.

Lesley Mackay Hunter Treasurer on CCE Board of Directors

Treasurer

Bio

Lesley is an award winning feature film and television editor who has worked almost exclusively in animation — a medium that she loves! She uses her unconventional background in stage performance to enhance her storytelling techniques and bring drawings to life.

She has degrees/diplomas in music, education, sound engineering and television production, and uses skills from those disciplines every day in her work. An editor of many international hit shows including JOHNNY TEST, BUSYTOWN MYSTERIES, JUSTIN TIME, TOTAL DRAMARAMA, THE NUT JOB 2 and ARCTIC DOG.

Known for her comedic and musical timing, she is honoured that the CCE has entrusted the well being of their finances to an editor who works with bullfrogs, burps and bubble gum!

Secretary

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Janet Savill began editing when she stacked two VCRs on top of each other in the eighth grade. Since then, she’s worked as an Editor and Assistant Editor on various short films, documentaries and series. Her interests include artist collaborations, writing, analog photography, and archival preservation of media.

Based in Edmonton, Janet takes an active role in the local filmmaking and arts community. Her studio has been the site of several CCE events: film screenings, editor chats, and interviews for The Editor’s Cut podcast. She looks forward to growing her role within the editing community by serving on the CCE board.

Sponsorship Chair

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Adam van Boxmeer is a Toronto-based assistant editor, and short film editor. He has worked in the industry as an assistant editor since graduating with a BFA from York University’s Film Production program in 2018. He loves the challenge of mastering editing technologies, and managing an edit room. He is overjoyed to work with and learn from editors at the top of their craft.

Adam has worked on multiple successful short films, notably SKIN, which screened at the 23rd Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival, and was a daily short pick on Film Shortage. Adam has since worked on multiple short documentaries for CBC Arts.

Adam is thrilled to be part of the push for growth of the CCE – particularly following the pandemic that is now seeing a resurgence of work in the film industry.

Jennifer Kidson Communication Chair of The Board

Communications Chair

Bio

Jennifer is passionate about the Canadian film industry. Through her company, AT SHUTTER SPEED, she’s edited content for award shows, short films, web series and documentary projects and finds herself totally immersed with national creators in Canada. Some of her favourite projects have allowed her to work with Emmy award-winning directors, CSA winning Editors, and travel across Canada to work with top industry professionals creating relevant and timely content.

Jennifer has been in the media industry for eight years working as a film editor and assistant film editor. Credits include editor of web series “Sofa Queens,” assistant editor on feature length film A Kandahar Away (premiere at Hot Docs), and assistant editor on Sled Dogs (premiered at Whistler Film Festival).

When she isn’t in her editing suite, Jennifer can be found running outside with her rescue doggo, Nisha, or curled up with a mug of tea and a thick book.

Regional Chairs

Greg Ng BC Chair

British Columbia

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Western Canada

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Sarah Taylor is award-winning editor with over eighteen years of experience. She has a passion for storytelling and has cut a wide range of documentaries, corporate videos, television programs, and full length feature films. Her work has been seen in festivals around the world including Sundance. She is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) and is the host of the CCE podcast The Editor’s Cut.

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Isabelle Malenfant Quebec Seat of The Board

Quebec

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Isabelle Malenfant has a passion for telling dramatic stories, but an interest in seeking projects that challenge her to learn new techniques has expanded her credits to include comedies (Steak, Dans Une Galaxie Près de Chez Vous 2, Fabuleuses), VFX projects (Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs), animation (Mune, The Procession). As long-time editor for director Francis Leclerc, she worked on the popular sitcom Les beaux malaises; the series Le Phoenix, Marche à l’ombre, and Mon meilleur ami; and the feature films Pieds nus dans l’aube and L’arracheuse de temps. She also works alongside directors Yves Simoneau, François Jaros, Louise Archambault, Quentin Dupieux, Olivier Asselin, and Mélanie Charbonneau. She was nominated for several Gémeaux, Jutra and CCE Awards. In 2018, she won the CCE Award for Best Editing in a Feature Film for Pieds nus dans l’aube. She loves to be involved on the CCE board, to bring forward the talent of Quebec editors within francophone events and share on the this wonderful creative craft with the rest of the CCE community.

Atlantic Canada

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“Kimberlee McTaggart has been working in the Canadian film industry for over 25 years. She has produced and directed, but editing is her first love. She began her career editing documentaries, but is now mainly in the world of drama. Kim has edited several dramatic series such as Lexx, Made in Canada, This Hour has 22 Minutes, Call Me Fitz, Studio Black, Seed, Pure, and Diggstown. She won a Gemini for the Call Me Fitz pilot and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for her work on both Call Me Fitz and Seed, as well as the feature film Blackbird.

Kim took a break from editing for a few years to run a production company where she and her business partner produced several documentaries and two documentary series. She also worked as a business affairs consultant for other companies during this time, and executive produced several short dramatic films. She is now back in her favourite chair in the edit suite. Kim serves as editor caucus rep for DGC Atlantic Region Council, and is the outgoing chair of WIFT-AT, having served four years in the position.

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