We’re proud to announce the Filmsupply Edit Fest, a competition built for editors.

When you first set out to be an editor, it probably wasn’t to organize dailies. Or endure long hours. Or face tight deadlines. No, you became an editor because you loved a good story. If you’re anything like us, you love the craft because you know a compelling cut makes all the difference in the world.

This is why we’re excited to announce Edit Fest. It’s a free editing competition for professional editors like you, with more than $80,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs. Download the Starter Kit for full instructions on how to get started.

We know what it’s like for your career and your passion to be the same thing. Sure, it’s great, but sometimes your passion gets lost in the day-to-day stresses of the work. We’ve all been there. With Edit Fest, our goal is to give you a chance to find your way back to the beginning and do some work that gets you excited. To be globally recognized by directors, production companies, advertising agencies, and edit houses.

Here’s how it’s going to work.

Over the course of 30 days (September 10th – October 10th), we’re asking you to cut a 60-second spec piece made up of at least 50 percent of footage from Filmsupply. You’ll have full access to Filmsupply’s library of world-class content (as well as access to music from Musicbed and sound effects from Boom Library) to create something for one of three categories: Advertisement, Movie Trailer, or Title Sequence. And, well, that’s about it! The rest is up to you.

With our library of world-class footage you can dream up anything from a sci-fi trailer to a high-end car commercial or a true-crime title sequence. There are endless opportunities—and that’s the entire point.

The point is we’ve built Edit Fest for you to flex your editorial muscles and show off a bit. So, why spend the time to compete? Well, beyond the cash and killer prizes, our panel of judges is made up of some of the biggest names in the industry. And they’re going to be reviewing your work personally. They’ll get a firsthand look at what you can do and, not to mention, we’ve included some personalized feedback from our judges as part of the prize packages.

Your judges.

Beyond the killer prizes, the panel of judges is made up of some of the biggest names in the film industry. And they’re going to be reviewing your work personally. They’ll get a firsthand look at what you can do and Filmsupply has included personalized feedback from judges as part of the grand prize packages. The judges will be grading your edit on Concept, Rhythm, Emotion, and Sound. After the judges review your work, we’ll hand out prize packages for Best Title Sequence, Best Advertisement, Best Movie Trailer, and People’s Choice (that’s right, your friends can help you win the People’s Choice award by voting for your film). Here’s a full rundown of our panel of judges:

Edit Fest Judges

Scott Mitsui – Creative Director for Movie Trailers at Mark Woollen & Associates (The Social Network, The Revenant)

Patrick Clair – Creative Director for title sequences at Antibody (True Detective, Westworld)

Sherina Florence – Creative Director at Ogilvy (Apple, Beats by Dre)

Victor Jory – Head of Editorial at The Mill (True Detective, Lexus RX)

Dallas Taylor – Founder/CEO of Defacto Sound (Fallout 4, Game of Thrones)

Joyce Chen – Head of Production at Facebook (Community, Get Together)

John Likens – Creative Director for title sequences at Method Studios (Deadpool 2, The Night Of)

Jessica Fox – Creative Director for movie trailers at Mark Woollen & Associates (JoJo Rabbit, The Dead Don’t Die)

Rodrigo Valdes – Director at The Maestros (Toyota, PETA)

Dorian & Daniel – Directors at Academy Films (Johnnie Walker, Volvo)

The prizes.

$15,000 Cash
$65,000 in sponsored prizes
Personal Written Feedback from World-Class Judges
Featured in Post Magazine Article
$500 B&H gift card
And more

Download the Starter Kit to see the full list of prizes.

Filmsupply Edit Fest Laurels

It’s time to start dreaming up some concepts, get your crew together to help with VFX and sound design, and create something unforgettable. We’re so excited to see what the editing community can come up with. May the best edits win.

Be sure to go to editfest.filmsupply.com to get more information about this year’s competition.

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