Our inaugural CCE EditCon will take place at the TIFF Lightbox on Saturday February 10th. Day includes light breakfast, four craft-focussed panels with leading industry professionals, a boxed lunch and a ticket for the networking social with one free drink.
Wendy Hallam Martin, CCE - The Handmaid's Tale
Justin Lachance - Big Little Lies
Véronique Barbe - Big Little Lies
D. Gillian Truster, CCE - Anne
Richard Comeau,CCE - Polytechnique
Mike Munn, CCE - Stories We Tell
Michéle Hozer, CCE - Shake Hands with the Devil
Nick Hector, CCE - Sharkwater: Extinction
Andrew Coutts - Star Trek: Discovery
Matt Hannam, CCE - Swiss Army Man
Stephen Philipson, CCE - American Gods
**Guests may change due to scheduling conflicts
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 will be discussing 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)
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.
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.
Join Wendy Hallam Martin CCE (The Handmaid's Tale), Justin Lachance & Véronique Barbe (Big Little Lies) and D.Gillian Truster CCE (Anne), as they discuss their work on some of the most impressive series of 2017.
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.