A special season of screenings and Q&As at Goldsmiths, University of London will mark the 50th anniversary of the Guild of British Film and Television Editors (GBFTE) this May.

The Edit Film Festival will celebrate the art and skill of the editor with a week of special programming from Monday 16 May 2016 at Curzon Goldsmiths, the new cinema at Goldsmiths.

Open to the public as well as GBFTE members, the celebrations will focus on a selection of films which are noted for their outstanding editing. A Q&A with the film’s editor will follow each screening – while two panel discussions will also be held.

The week will finish on Thursday 19 May 2016 with a drinks reception to mark five decades of the GBFTE.

The programme for the week is:

6PM, Monday 16 May 2016
High Spirits

Followed by Q&A with the film’s editor Michael Bradsell

6PM, Tuesday 17 May 2016
Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation

Followed by Q&A with the film’s editor Eddie Hamilton

6PM, Wednesday 18 May 2016
The Act of Killing (Director's Cut)

At the request of Joshua Oppenheimer we will be showing the director's cut of the film. Followed by Q&A with the film’s editor Professor Ariadna Fatjo-Vilas from the Screen School at the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths

6PM, Thursday 19 May
BAFTA nominated short films 2016

Followed by drinks reception to celebrate 50 years of the GBFTE

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The free panel discussions will be held in the Curzon Goldsmiths cinema

4pm, Tuesday 17 May
Collaborative Editing panel discussion chaired by writer and broadcaster Paul Kenyon. On the panel will be Joao Nunes, Adam Richardson, Renee Edwards, Gary Beelders and Andy Kemp. Between them the panel have cut more than 1,000 hours of broadcast television. The discussion will focus on the increasing use of collaborative editing, the reasons behind its rise and the how it can be a force for good. 

4pm, Wednesday 18 May
Assisting Editing panel discussion chaired by Alan Miller. Panellists include Peter Lambert, editor of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Fiona DeSouza, whose work includes assisting on Paddington and Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights and Inigo Manby, as assistant editor with wide experience in TV drama and features documentaries. 

Tickets for both events can be booked at EventBrite.