BRITISH FILM EDITORS
Crafting The Moving Image
British Film Editors is a non-profit association of
film and television editors and assistant editors in the UK
Our aims are to:
Celebrate the art and science of film editing, in all its forms
Champion the work of our established members and to nurture our new talent
Promote the contributions that editors bring to the art of storytelling
Bring together editing professionals to share their experiences and practices
Forge and maintain links with similar organisations across the world
Contribute to the development of an inclusive and diverse industry by welcoming and supporting members from any race, gender, sexuality, religion, age, ability and socio-economic background
WHY JOIN BFE?
Join a community of top editors and assistants
Receive First Frame twice a year
Attend the Virtual Glass of Wine sessions
Apply for the mentor scheme
Nominate and judge in the BFE Cut Above Awards
Receive member's discounts in the shop
WHO ARE WE?
British Film Editors (BFE) is a not-for profit honorary society of professional British Film and Television Editors.
BFE was formed by some 40 British Film Editors in 1966. Originally named the Guild of British Film Editors (GBFE), as more television programmes – particularly dramas and drama series – were pre-recorded rather than broadcast live its membership very soon included editors working in television as well. In 2005, when the advance of digital recording and editing meant that very few editors were actually working with film at all, the name was changed to the Guild of British Film and Television Editors. At the same time the motto “Crafting the Moving Image” was added to the logo to reflect these changes. In 2020, the name was changed to British Film Editors to underline that the rapid differentiation in screen culture - from mediums to platforms - is nevertheless rooted in 'motion image'.
The honorary society has always had two main aims: to raise the profile of the craft of editing and to maintain the technical and creative skills of editors working in film and television.
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