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BRITISH FILM EDITORS

Crafting The Moving Image

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Home: Welcome

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

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MENTORING

Working for a more diverse industry

AWARDS

Encouraging excellence

A VIRTUAL GLASS OF WINE

Meet the world's leading editors

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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

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • VGOW The Old Oak, Editor Jonathan Morris & Writer Paul Laverty - 6th December 2023
    VGOW The Old Oak, Editor Jonathan Morris & Writer Paul Laverty - 6th December 2023
    Wed, 06 Dec
    Virtual Online Event
    06 Dec 2023, 19:30 GMT – 07 Dec 2023, 20:30 GMT
    Virtual Online Event
    06 Dec 2023, 19:30 GMT – 07 Dec 2023, 20:30 GMT
    Virtual Online Event
    VGOW The Old Oak 6th December, 7.30pm GMT Editor Jonathan Morris THE OLD OAK is edited by Jonathan Morris in his final collaboration with Ken Loach (Ken Loach has announced it's last film). Their longtime partnership has produced films such as 'Sorry We Missed You', 'I, Daniel Blake' and 'The Wind
  • VGOW Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, 13th December
    VGOW Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, 13th December
    Wed, 13 Dec
    Virtual Zoom Event
    13 Dec 2023, 19:30 – 20:30
    Virtual Zoom Event
    13 Dec 2023, 19:30 – 20:30
    Virtual Zoom Event
    Meet Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Editor, Michael Andrews, ACE for a chat about his edit on this amazing film.

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.

Get in touch

Rai Jenkins (she/her) at:

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