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Broadcasts, World Class Festivals, Awards and Rapturous Reviews

Film Editor News: From Tribeca Film Festival to Hot Docs Documentary Festival, and Annecy International Animated Film Festival to Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, it has been a busy Spring on […]

May 10, 2017
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‘Out of Thin Air’ has its World Premiere at Hot Docs

‘Out of Thin Air’, Dylan Howitt’s debut feature documentary, will have its world premiere at the prestigious Hot Docs Documentary Festival in Toronto in May 2017. The film was produced […]

March 28, 2017
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2016 Editor News Round-up: Murder Mysteries and Doomsday Cults

Echoing the tumultuous events of 2016, the year has been filled with editing projects exploring the darker side of the human experience. Murder, political corruption, poaching and religious fanaticism are […]

December 29, 2016
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Johnno’s Dead World Premiere and First Award Win

Johnno’s Dead, Chris Shepherd’s sequel to his Bafta-nominated multi-award winner Dad’s Dead, had its world premiere at the London International Animation Festival in early December. It was presented in the […]

December 16, 2016
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Chris Shepherd’s groundbreaking Bafta-nominated short film gets a sequel

We have just picture locked on Johnno’s Dead, a sequel to animation director Chris Shepherd‘s multi-award winning short film Dad’s Dead (2002). In this sinister yet darkly comic follow-up set […]

June 3, 2016
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The Witching Hour Wins The Rising Star Award in Canada

The Witching Hour has won the Rising Star Award in Vancouver at the Canada International Film Festival. Popular Finnish actors Niina Koponen and Pyry Nikkilä play the leads in this […]

April 11, 2016

Virunga among The Observer’s must-see documentaries

Recently The Guardian group’s Sunday newspaper The Observer asked influential documentary filmmakers to select their must-see documentaries of all time. This list of 50 documentary films includes some of the […]

March 29, 2016
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2016 Doc Impact Awards Honour Virunga

The five winners of the 2016 Doc Impact Awards have been announced. Together with Virunga, the prestigious accolade was awarded to Chasing Ice, CitizenFour, Food Chains and Miners Shot Down. […]

March 1, 2016
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February Awards and Festival News Round-up

The first two months of 2016 have seen a busy start for the year on the festivals and awards front. Michelle Coomber’s documentary about Margaret Thatcher’s reign and lasting impact […]

February 14, 2016
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Christmas Comes Early: 4 Films Win 6 Awards

The past month turned out to be an exciting one on the awards circuit with four projects I edited winning a total of six awards between them. Orlando von Einsiedel’s […]

November 29, 2015
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