BRITISH FILM EDITORS

Crafting The Moving Image

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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

  • British Film Editors Drinks
    British Film Editors Drinks
    Tue, 02 Nov
    The Old Crown Public House
    02 Nov, 19:00
    The Old Crown Public House, 33 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1BH, UK
    Sponsored by Igloo Post
  • VGOW - Joe Walker, ACE interviewed by Alan Miller BFE
    VGOW - Joe Walker, ACE interviewed by Alan Miller BFE
    Thu, 18 Nov
    Zoom
    18 Nov, 19:30
    Zoom
    Dune, Arrival, Sicario amongst others
  •  VGOW - Louise Ford interviewed by Chiara Armentano BFE
    VGOW - Louise Ford interviewed by Chiara Armentano BFE
    Wed, 24 Nov
    Zoom
    24 Nov, 19:30
    Zoom
    Bad Education, The Lighthouse, Wildlife
  • VGOW - Sex Education Edit Team
    VGOW - Sex Education Edit Team
    Wed, 08 Dec
    Zoom
    08 Dec, 19:30
    Zoom
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Exclusive Screenings

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

Ciara at:

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