This year's edition of the IDFA focused on editing in their special program ‘Assembling Reality’. Together with the IDFA, the NCE organized a unique and international program for editors.

IDFA 2016 Logo - ThumbnailOn Saturday, November 19 2016, there was a full-day program, starting with a masterclass with renowned Scandinavian editor Niels Pagh Andersen (a.o. THE ACT OF KILLING en THE LOOK OF SILENCE), followed by an IDFA Industry Talk, in which Anne Fabini, Sara Kolster, Per K. Kirkegaard (ARMADILLO) and Claudio Hughes (STRANDED) discussed their work and different approaches. Later that afternoon, there was a special screening of HOSPITAL (1969), with an elaborate Q&A with director/editor Frederick Wiseman. The day closed with a mixer.


Logo NFF 2016 - ThumbnailThe NCE took part in organizing a unique seminar on montage en storyboaring for animated (feature) films. Topics included the specifics of editing animatics and previz, the central role that storyboarding has in defining the visual storytelling, and the close collaboration between editing and story departments during the entire development and production processes of animation films.

Guest speakers were film editor Sim Evan-Jones, ACE (Shrek 1&2, Shaun the Sheep), story artist Ashley Boddy (Shaun the Sheep) and Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Dudok de Wit (Father & Daughter, The Red Turtle).


WG Posters Animated The NCE’s Sixth Annual International Masterclass on Film Editing, on September 24, 2016, featured Oscar-nominated British film editor Joe Walker, ACE.

Originally a music composer, with a B.A. from the University of York, Joe Walker gained recognition as editor for artist/director Steve McQueen, for whom he cut Hunger (2008), Shame (2011) and 12 Years a Slave (2013). For the latter, he was nominated for an Academy Award. In 2010, Joe constructed the crowd-sourced film Life in a Day (Kevin Macdonald, 2011) out of 80,000 YouTube clips. Walker is currently working on the sequel to Blade Runner, directed by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, for whom he earlier cut Sicario (2015) and Arrival (2016).

With over 170 participants, this sixth annual masterclass was the most successful to date.