EditFest Global Returns In Person, Virtually and Livestreamed During Two-Day Hybrid Event Featuring the World’s Best Editors

Eddie Hamilton, ACE, keynotes and animation and global panels add to the discussion capped with two days of lively breakout rooms and technology demonstrations

Eddie Hamilton, ACE

American Cinema Editors has unveiled details for EditFest Global 2022, which will be presented as an in-person, virtual and livestreamed hybrid event on August 27 and 28, in celebration and exploration of the work of a global community of editors.

The two-day event kicks off with the return of EditFest in person at Disney Studios in Burbank, California on Saturday, August 27 and online breakout sessions. Sunday, August 28, livestream and virtual offerings continue with a keynote conversation with Eddie Hamilton, ACE (Top Gun: Maverick), followed by a panel of estimable international editors including Alexander Berner, ACE (Cloud Atlas, Resident Evil), Jean-Daniel Fernandez Qundez, ACE (Lupin, The Witcher), Ahmed Hafez (Moon Knight, Paranormal), Kasper Leick (Borgen, Royal Affair) and Melissa Parry, SAGE (Queen Sono, Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star).  Both Saturday and Sunday panels are followed by livestreamed breakout sessions where editors and moderators, from around the world, are available to share experiences and network with attendees. Access to the in-person, livestreamed and virtual events vary by ticket. Technology demos are in place for both days, in person at Disney and online all weekend.

The schedule* is as follows:

Saturday, August 27 – in person at Disney Studios and livestreamed

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM PDT

Panel:  Small Screen, Big Picture

            Moderator:  Michael Krulik

            Liza Cardinale, ACE (What We Do in the Shadows)

            Mary DeChambres, ACE (American Ninja Warrior, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars)

            Josh Earl, ACE (Obi-Wan Kenobi)

            Vikash Patel (Ozark)

            Andrew S. Eisen, ACE (The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett)


Panel: Editing Animation:  Edit First, Shoot Later

            Moderator:  Bobbie O’Steen

            Stephanie Earley (Central Park)

            Axel Geddes, ACE (Toy Story 4, Finding Dory)

            Edie Ichioka, ACE (Over the Moon, Boxtrolls, Toy Story 2)

            Sarah K. Reimers (Strange World, Baymax!, Piper)

            John Venzon, ACE (The Bad Guys, Lego Batman)


Lunch for in-person attendees, networking break for online attendees


Interactive breakout sessions:

Tyler Nelson and Margot Nack

Harry Yoon, ACE and Robbie Gibbon

Stephanie Filo, ACE, and Heather Capps

Eilsabet Ronaldsdóttir, ACE, and Glenn Garland

Aaron I. Butler, ACE and Alfonso A. Carrion


Sunday, August 28 – Virtual day

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM PDT


Keynote:  Behind the Screen with Eddie Hamilton, ACE, in conversation with Carolyn Giardina


Panel:  Editing for the World

Alexander Berner, ACE (Cloud Atlas, Resident Evil)

            Jean-Daniel Fernández Qundez, ACE (Lupin, The Witcher)

            Ahmed Hafez (Moon Knight, Paranormal)

            Kasper Leick (Borgen, Royal Affair)

            Melissa Parry, SAGE (Queen Sono, Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star)


Break for lunch and online networking


Interactive breakout sessions:

Susana Benaim and Daniel Martens

Matt Allen and Carmen Hu

Adam Epstein, ACE, Joanna Naugle, Morgan Prygrocki

Sushila Love and Susan E. Kim

Bobbie O’Steen, Bill Kinder, Carol Littleton, ACE, Alyssa Donovan

Joan Sobel, ACE, and Robbie Gibbon

Nicholas Monsour and Irene Chun


In person demos from technology leaders including Blackmagic Design, Canon, Avid, Adobe will be available to both virtual and in-person attendees.

*panels are subject to change based on panelist availability

ACE EditFest Global is made possible by the generous support of sponsors who include Platinum sponsor Blackmagic Design; Gold sponsors Adobe, Avid, Canon, Disney Digital Studio Services, Motion Picture Editors Guild, Netflix, and NBC Universal; Silver sponsor HBO/HBO Max; and Bronze sponsors AJA Video Systems, Eastern Talent Agency, and Ignite Strategic Communications.

EditFest Global membership is open to all and can be purchased at

For further information about participating in EditFest Global, visit For further information about American Cinema Editors, visit


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