Canadian Cinema Editors is hosting its second annual awards show on May 17, 2012 at the Capitol Event Theatre in Toronto. Around 250 guests are expected to attend this year, almost double the number of guests who attended last year. The C.C.E Awards is the largest event hosted by the organization, focusing on the significance of post-production in cinema.
“An experienced, talented editor can bring out the best decisions for production on that aspect of budget, and will be able to bring out the best story,” said Paul Winestock, President, C.C.E. “We want members of the film and TV industry awaiting with baited breath, the C.C.E. awards each year.”
With a long history of editing between them, Winestock and Paul Day Vice-President of C.C.E believe editors don’t often get the credit they deserve. The C.C.E Awards show recognizes Canadian cinema editors for their work and dedication to post-production. Winestock works on comedy, drama, reality and documentary shows such as Less Than Kind, The Border, Undercover Boss Canada and Toxic Trespass. Day has worked on footage for shows such as Rookie Blue and Lost Girl among other shows for ABC, Showcase, Global and more.
“The motivation to bring together a community and celebrate a craft the needs to be recognized,” said Paul Day, vice-president, C.C.E. “The music and the sounds put the icing on the cake. But for one night we celebrate the art and craft of editing.”
Winestock and Day wanted to create an organization complementary to the Canadian Society of Cinematographers and American Cinema Editors. These organizations have established awards shows and rich histories, putting editors in the spotlight. Australian editors host their awards at a pub, which C.C.E. originally planned to do for their first awards night last year. The first C.C.E. Awards show garnered 175 attendees and moved to the Capitol Event Theatre to accommodate the growing guest list.
The C.C.E started to emphasize editors knowing their role and significance in a project’s success. The C.C.E. organization brings students, directors and producers together, showing them production decisions inevitably influence post-production actions. This impact often goes unnoticed and the C.C.E challenges this when hosting events such as panel discussions, Q&A Screenings, the C.C.E. Annual General Meeting for members, pub nights and their biggest event, the C.C.E. Awards show.
Tickets for the awards show are available on the Canadian Cinema Editor’s website: $85 for non-members, $60 for C.C.E. members or $30 for student members. More exciting details on the C.C.E. Awards show host, nominees, presenters and guests will be announced soon.