Australian Screen Editors cut to the aesthetic chase

When editors judge each other, they really know what they are talking about. Here are the ASE winners for 2019.

Editing is a merciless area to judge, because it tells us about the craft of the editor herself, but also the material as shot, and the capacity to create precise and genuine emotion. So editing awards are honours that spread to the rest of the crew and the (so called) creative principals. 

The winner of the short film category of the 2019 Australian Screen Editors Awards (announced in Sydney on Sunday night) is Michelle McGilvray for her work on Reverse, a five minute horror film by Brisbane genre junkie Josh Tanner (w/d) and Jade van der Lei & Josh Tanner (w/p) and James Grenville (co-p), which is well-promoted on Vimeo.

These results come straight from the ASE website, but they are worth spreading around. 

AVID AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN FEATURE DRAMA

SEAN LAHIFF– I Am Mother

DANY COOPER ASE – Judy  & Punch

MARK WARNER ASE  – Ladies in Black –   Winner

TIM GUTHRIE – Sequin in a Blue Room

AFTRS AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN SHORT DRAMA

CHRISTINE CHEUNG – Shiloh

AHMAD HALIMI – Lavender

MICHELLE McGILVRAY – Reverse – Winner

DANIELLE BOESENBERG  – Birdie

CHERYL POTTER – Welcome to the Powder Keg

ADOBE AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN COMEDY 

ANNABELLE JOHNSON – Rosehaven – Series 3, Episode 4

JULIE-ANNE DE RUVO –  The Letdown – Season 2, Episode 4 – Winner

NATHAN WILD ASE – Mr Black – Episode 7

AUDIO NETWORK AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

SIMON PRICE & KASIMIR BURGESS – The Leunig Fragments

SALLY FRYER ASE – The Final Quarter – Winner

SIMON NJOO – Martha: A Picture Story

VIDEOCRAFT AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A DOCUMENTARY

DAVID SCARBOROUGH – Demonic

SARA EDWARDS – Gatwick –  The Last Chance Hotel – Winner

PHILIPPA ROWLANDS  ASE – Exposed; The Case of Keli Lane – Episode 2

RACHEL GRIERSON-JOHNS & SIMON CALLOW-WRIGHT  – Employable Me – Series 2,  Episode 1

WARNER BROS AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

KAREN CRESPO – Ambulance Australia – Season 1, Episode 6

NICHOLAS DUNLOP & LAWRIE SILVESTRIN ASE – Dont Stop the Music – Episode 1 – Winners

FIONA STRAIN ASE – Barrenjoey Road – Episode 1

CHRISTOPHER BEESON – Extreme Engagement – Episode 4, “Mongolia”

ENDEMOL SHINE AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN REALITY

TOBY TRAPPEL & MARCUS KJELLBERG – Lego Masters – Season 1, Episode 9

FEDERICO FELIXBERTO – Lego Masters  – Season 1, Episode 4 – Winner

LEX LODGE  – Australian Survivor – Season 3, Episode 17

MICHAEL CHRISOULAKIS, LEX LODGE & JEREMY MOORE – Married at First Sight – Season 6, Episode 1

ASE AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN CURRENT AFFAIRS

ROGER CARTER  – Australian Story – “Running from Empty”

ANDREW COOKE – Australian Story – “After the World Ended” – Winner

PHILIPPA ROWLANDS ASE – Australian Story – “Out of the Box”

LILE JUDICKAS  – Foreign Correspondent – “Opioid America”

BLACKMAGIC AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A COMMERCIAL

JOSEPH MORRIS  – Football Federation of Australia -Where Heroes are Made – Winner

BRAD HURT – Corowa Distilling Co – Made here. By us.

STUART MORLEY –  Pet Refuge Lean on Me

CHRISTOPHER BARON – The Last Meal

ASE AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN BRANDED CONTENT

ANDREW HOLMES  – NIKON Z6 (ft. Stephanie Gilmore)

STEWART REEVES – Spark Wedding – Winner

JOSEPH MORRIS – TEDxSydney 2019 – Legacy

JORDAN SWIOKLO  – Chasing Monsters

ASE AWARD FOR BEST EDITING IN A MUSIC VIDEO 

NICK CAMPBELL – GGMcG – Boom

KAREN PEARLMAN  – Micra – Plastic

LEILA GAABISampa the Great – Final Form – Winner

BRAD HURT  – Guy Sebastian – Before I Go

JOSEPH MORRIS – Vera Blue – The Way You Love Me

DIGISTOR AWARD FOR BESTING EDITING IN OPEN CONTENT

LUCAS VAZQUEZ – The One: International Womens Day

PIP HART – The Mother Load – Episode 1

KELLY SEARANCKE  – The Last Fight – Winner

BRAD HURT – Endo & Us

LEILA GAABI – Dear Michelle: International Womens Day

2019 ACCREDITEES

DAVE REDMAN  ASE

SIMON NJOO ASE

HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBER

FRANS VANDENBURG ASE

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