Cineplex Film Program - Editors' Lab

2020 PROGRAM DATES

    2020 PROGRAM DATES

    APPLICATIONS OPEN:

    December 2, 2019

    APPLICATIONS CLOSE:

    January 15, 2020    

    PROGRAM START:

    July 2020

    PROGRAM END:

    December 2020

Overview
Program Design
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Editors’ Lab is one of four labs in the Cineplex Film Program. It is a 5 1/2-month, full-time program that offers a productive and immersive creative and business experience for up to four (4) editors a year. The Editors’ Lab offers a deep dive into editing and cinematic storytelling, strengthening an editor’s technical and collaborative skills and their ability to engage in the script-to-screen process. Throughout the program, editors tackle a feature-length film and collaborate with multiple creators on a variety of narrative material across different genres.

The Editors’ Lab affords participants the opportunity to:

  • Strengthen dramatic storytelling skills
  • Engage in both the artistic and technical aspects of editing
  • Cut a feature and gain experience managing a professional feature film workflow
  • Deconstruct all facets of the script-to-screen process
  • Build a greater understanding of the professional screen industry
  • Broaden their creative, onscreen and business network

Ultimately, the Editors’ Lab exposes editors to constant practice and a variety of perspectives. The more editors experience working with different directors and creative partners within various frameworks and with diverse narrative material, the better equipped they will be to navigate, adapt to and engage with the marketplace as an exciting creative collaborator.


ELIGIBILITY

This program is designed for emerging/mid-level editors who have:

  • Editing experience
  • Strong creative instincts and a good understanding of cinematic storytelling
  • Solid technical skills
  • A desire to create and a commitment to working as an editor within a professional artistic framework

We are looking for editors who bring different points of view, different types of projects, and different experiences and skills to the table. Editors can have experience in grassroots independent filmmaking, documentary, commercials, lifestyle, or can be transitioning from other creative roles in the onscreen industry, provided they have the technical skills necessary and desire to work in narrative editing.

Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.


TUITION & FEES

Tuition for all 2020 Cineplex Film Program labs is $8,000.00.

If accepted into the program, you are eligible to apply for a CFC scholarship of up to $8,000.00 based on financial need.

Please note that there is a $100.00 application fee via PayPal for all Cineplex Film Program applications.


ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

The CFC is committed to providing accessible practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or have any questions regarding appropriate accommodations please contact Deborah Fallows, CHRO, at: dfallows@cfccreates.com.


CONTACT

For questions and clarifications, please contact programs@cfccreates.com.

Program Design

The Editors’ Lab is an immersive conservatory-like forum focused on the creative, collaborative, practical and business aspects of editing. It offers each editor multiple opportunities to work on different types of material, with different creators. The Lab focuses on helping each editor realize their individual potential by taking a customized approach that delivers on each editor’s needs.

Throughout the Editors’ Lab, editors exercise their technical and storytelling skills, as well as their ability to manage the collaborative process. Editors hone their creative process and develop their unique creative contributions through the following:

CREATIVE, TECHNICAL & COLLABORATIVE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

A series of workshops, case studies, editing exercises and production exercises that expose editors to a variety of perspectives and approaches to the narrative script-to-screen process. Editors are constantly cutting, putting into practice their creative instincts while elevating their story and technical skills and strengthening their ability to communicate effectively with other artists.

BUSINESS OF EDITING & THE MARKETPLACE

Editors meet with directors, producers, other editors, post professionals and other industry professionals to gain a better understanding of the wider screen-based industry. Experts and mentors share knowledge, coaching and feedback on each editor’s work, share best practices and insights into how to navigate their larger career strategy.

CUTTING A FEATURE & PRODUCTION EXERCISES

Through the Lab, editors undertake a high volume of short form work across a variety of genres as well as the editing of a dramatic feature with ongoing support, feedback and mentorship. Editors leave with a more robust portfolio of produced work which speaks to their creative and technical abilities, as well as the tools and confidence to secure and deliver on a professional job.


ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

The CFC is committed to providing accessible practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or have any questions regarding appropriate accommodations please contact Deborah Fallows, CHRO, at: dfallows@cfccreates.com.


CONTACT

For questions and clarifications, please contact programs@cfccreates.com.

Apply

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

PART 1: COMPILED PDF

As part of the online application form, you will be asked to upload a single PDF file comprised of each document listed below in their respective order. Be sure to include your full name at the top of each page, as well as the title of the document.

1. LETTER OF INTENT (ONE PAGE)

This is our introduction to you! Please include a description of what your immediate and long term goals are as an editor. How might the lab specifically help you advance your craft?

2. RESUME/ CURRICULUM VITAE

A current and brief account of your previous work experience, education, and qualifications.

3. FILMOGRAPHY

Please include a list of all your produced onscreen work. This should include any applicable credits you have as an editor, assistant editor, or other roles in post-production. Please include the year the project was produced, along with any other key creatives involved. Only produced projects should be included.

4. TWO LETTERS OF REFERENCE

Letters from two people who are familiar with your work as an editor. The letters should emphasize your proven commitment to your craft and be addressed to the ‘Editors’ Lab Selection Committee.’ These can be uploaded with the application, or emailed by the referee to programs@cfccreates.com

PART 2: VISUAL SUPPORT MATERIALS

Visual support materials submitted should showcase your editing talent, demonstrating the strength of your vision as well as your ability to tell a compelling story. This can include film, TV, doc, web, commercials, and/or music videos.

All materials submitted for review must be in their entirety, including shorts and/or feature films (please do not submit demo reels, clips or trailers). If submitting multiple works, please compile them into an album/ playlist in order of preferred viewing.

Please note that at any time during the selection process, we may request additional materials.

To accompany your visual support materials, you will be asked to provide a summary of your submission. Please provide short synopses (1-2 sentences) of all visual support materials. Include the year produced, running time, list of key creatives credited on each piece (writer, director, producer, editor), production/post-production status, and distribution status (any festival/broadcast/online to date). To ensure we prioritize what you believe is your strongest work; please specify scenes (time codes) to be viewed from these materials.


SELECTION PROCESS

APPLICATION

Please review the application requirements in advance of submitting.

All applicants will be notified via email of their application status no later than end of March. Due to the high volume of applicants, feedback will only be offered to shortlisted applicants.

INTERVIEW

A selection committee comprised of industry professionals and key program staff is assembled to create a shortlist of applicants who will be selected for an interview.

Prior to the interview, we will put you in touch with a recent alumnus or alumna to answer any questions you have about the program design and expectations.

The interview is structured as a conversation with the filmmaker and is intended to assist the committee in determining which candidates will best contribute to, and benefit from, the program’s design.

Whenever possible, the CFC sets up in-person interviews with those applicants based outside of Ontario. At a minimum, phone interviews are arranged.

Applicants selected for the program are contacted shortly after interviews. 


ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

The CFC is committed to providing accessible practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or have any questions regarding appropriate accommodations please contact Deborah Fallows, CHRO, at: dfallows@cfccreates.com.


CONTACT

For questions and clarifications, please contact programs@cfccreates.com.

Applications for this program are closed.