The American Cinema Editors Board of Directors has been actively pursuing film festivals and awards presentations, domestic and international, that do not currently recognize the category of Film Editing. The Motion Picture Editors Guild has joined with ACE in an unprecedented alliance to reach out to editors and industry people around the world.

The organizations listed below already recognize cinematography and/or production design in their annual awards presentations. Given the essential role film editors play in the creative process of making a film, acknowledging them is long overdue. We would like to send that message in solidarity. Please join us as we continue the effort to elevate the perception of editors everywhere.

You can help by signing the petition to help get recognition for film editors by asking these organizations to add the Film Editing category to their annual awards:

Sundance Film Festival
Shanghai International Film Festival, China
San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain
Byron Bay International Film Festival, Australia
New York Film Critics Circle
New York Film Critics On Line
National Society of Film Critics

We would like to thank the organizations that have recently added the
Film Editing category to their Annual Awards:

Durban International Film Festival, South Africa
New Orleans Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association
Film Independent - Spirit Awards
LA Film Critics Association
Chicago Film Critics Association
Boston Film Festival
The International Animated Film Society – Annie Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror - Saturn Awards

(Now endorsed by the Motion Picture Sound Editors, Art Directors Guild,
Cinema Audio Society, American Society of Cinematographers,
Canadian Cinema Editors, and Guild of British Film and Television Editors)

We the undersigned support the efforts of the American Cinema Editors and the Motion Picture Editors Guild to recognize the category of Film Editing in Awards Festivals and Critics Organizations.

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