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To recognise excellence in editing the BFE Cut Above awards were launched in NOVEMBER 2020

The only major UK awards solely for editing and post production in Film and TV

The ceremony was held on the 5th March 2021.

The suggestions list for next year's awards will open soon.

Best Edited Single Drama Sponsored by Lightworks

Alan Baumgarten, ACE, BFE - The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Amblin Partners, Netflix

Maya Maffioli - Rocks - Fable Pictures, Altitude
Úna Ní Dhonghaíle, ACE, BFE - Misbehaviour - Left Bank Pictures, Pathé
Mark Towns BFE - Saint Maud - Escape Plan Productions, StudioCanal UK

WINNER: Jinmo Yang - Parasite - CJ Entertainment & Barunson E&A, Curzon Artificial Eye

Best Edited Series or Miniseries - Drama

Sponsored by Ray Russell, Composer

Guy Bensley, John Dwelly BFE, Amy Hounsell, Mike Phillips, Christian Sandino-Taylor, Lindsey Woodward - I May Destroy You - Various Artists & FALKNA, BBC

Chris Dickens, ACE & Steve McQueen - Small Axe - Turbine Studios & Lammas Park, BBC

Nathan Nugent & Stephen O’Connell - Normal People - Element Pictures, BBC
WINNER: Michelle Tesoro, ACE - The Queen’s Gambit - Flitcraft & Wonderful Films, Netflix

Best Edited Single Documentary or Non-Fiction Programme

Sponsored by Roundtable Post
Jeff Buchanan, ACE, Zoe Schack - Beastie Boys Story - Fresh Bread & Pulse Films, Apple TV+

WINNER: Davis Coombe - The Social Dilemma - Exposure Labs, Netflix
Martin Elsbury - David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet - Silverback & WWF, Netflix

Charlotte Landelius, Hanna Lejonqvist, SFK - I Am Greta - BR.F, BBC

Best Edited Series or Miniseries - Documentary/Non-Fiction

Sponsored by Molinare

Doug Abel, ACE, Nicholas Biagetti, Dylan Hansen-Fliedner, Daniel Koehler,

Geoffrey Richman, ACE - Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness - Goode Films, Netflix

Justin Badger, William Grayburn, Samuel R. Santana - The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty - 72 Films, BBC

Alvin Campana, Peter Denes, Geoff Matheson, Eamonn O’Connor, Steve Taylor  -

Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer - Saloon Media, Amazon Prime

Maria Cataldo, Cy Christiansen, Marion Delarche, Emmanuel Nomikos, Joshua L. Pearson, James Steelman - Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich - Radical Media and James Patterson Entertainment, Netflix

WINNERS: Mike Davey, William Grayburn, Anna Price, Simon Sykes -

Once Upon A Time In Iraq - KEO Films, BBC

Best Edited Single Drama


The Michael Johns Cut Above Award

for Outstanding Assistant Editor nominees

Sponsored by Salon Rentals:
WINNER: Ruth Antoine
Tom Coope
Simon Davis
Christopher Frith
Jay Kishan Patel

The Chris Crookall Cut Above Award

for Breakthrough Editor nominees

Sponsored by The Cutting Room:
WINNER: Lindsey Woodward (I May Destroy You, The Last Bus)
Tatjana Rhodes (Tummy Ache, Dorcha)
Dan Gage (Home, Staged)
Liyana Mansor ( The Alienist)
Izzy Curry (Goldfish, I Hate Suzie)

The BFE selection sub-committee wanted to highlight two nominees as ‘highly commended’:

Gaz Evans ( Porno Uncle Jim) and Simon Whitcombe ( The Heist )




This year will be nominations by members only. We will hopefully be accepting general submissions in 2021. Members will be asked to nominate in the 4 categories and if they think someone they know deserves the Michael Johns BFE Award for Assistant Editor or Chris Crookall BFE Award for Breakthrough Editor then they are also invited to nominate for that.




Members will be able to watch the work of the nominees and vote.




March 5th 2021

Star studded Zoom event will celebrate the nominees and award the members' choices.

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