The Editing Conferences You Need to Attend This Year


Good editing can make or break a film. There is a certain poetry to the assemblage of shots, a subtle wizardry that serves to strengthen the narrative and bolster the emotional resonance. Think Rocky’s infamous training montage, the legs-dangling-in-the-water scenes in Jaws or that clever splicing of bloody punches and shocked crowd reactions in Fight Club. Film editing is an art form. One that is becoming increasingly reliant on technology.

So, if you’re a professional in the industry, make sure you keep up to date with evolving techniques and equipment. Conferences are a great source of innovations. A springboard for creativity. A chance to network with filmmakers at the top of their game. 

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Here, we’ve pulled together five still-to-come events for 2017.


  1. The Media Production Show, 13th -14th June, London, UK

London has an illustrious history of producing pretty outstanding films. The Media Production Show celebrates this reputation while showcasing the very finest pre-production, post-production and content-distribution services. It’s a well-tailored event that has garnered some much-deserved buzz. This year all the action is taking place in Olympia London. 

The vibe: Shopping for new technology. This exhibition boasts over a hundred      stands with leading film experts plugging their wares.

Insider tip: Don’t miss the seminars and lectures. Check back on the website when the timetable is announced to plan your visit.


  1. EditFest, LA, 5th August, Los Angeles, USA

LA is the beating heart of cinema. Its palm-tree lined avenues have attracted dreamers and makers for more than a century. And now EditFest provides yet another draw. The event is a chance to hear from some of the most celebrated film editors working today. Past speakers have included John Axelrad (editor Crazy Heart) and Barbara Gerard (editor Dawson’s Creek).

The vibe: Meeting the greats. This is like the TED Talks of the editing world. Prepare to soak up all the anecdotes, wisdom and stylistic know-how from the best of the best.

Insider tip: Make time to take a tour of the Disney Studios, Burbank where the event is held.


  1. The IBC 2017 Conference, 14th - 19th September, Amsterdam, Netherlands

If ever there was an excuse to make a beeline for the tulip-laden capital, this is it. Policy makers, thought leaders and innovators will descend on the RAI, Amsterdam to strategise the future of film-making.

The vibe: An intellectual debate on the many challenges facing the electronic media and entertainment industries.

Insider tip: Don’t miss the custom-built IBC big screen which will be showing the odd blockbuster – perfect for chilling out.


  1. The New York Post Production Conference, 18th - 19th October, New York, USA

Taking over the Javits Convention Center in movie-hungry NYC, this event is a one-stop destination for industry professionals to meet, learn and get hands-on experience with the latest inventions.

The vibe: World-class training for editors, producers, directors, graphic designers. With a heady dollop of networking thrown in.

Insider tip: Watch the new technology demonstrations and try the equipment out for yourself.


  1. The Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film, 27th - 29th October, Kobe, Japan

Want to get a little more…cerebral? Then this could be the event for you. A cross-pollination of media, communication and film, it serves up keynote speakers and workshops in the art centre of Kobe – just a daytrip away from picturesque Kyoto.

The vibe: A lively panel with speakers from professional and academic backgrounds.

Insider tip: Pull up a chair at the conference dinner. This is a perfect way to make connections in a more relaxed setting.


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