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The Vital Role of the Documentary Editor


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This interactive panel discussion is part of the CASCADIA International Women's Film Festival 2018, held April 12-15.

Documentaries have emerged as a powerful medium that can reach a wide audience to promote an agenda, create awareness of a cause, or affect social change. While disseminating that information is crucial, editing the footage requires a keen sense of storytelling and the ability to see possibilities in the material.

Hear from experts in the industry about the crucial role of a documentary editor and how they help shape a story by absorbing the director’s vision, looking at footage through the eyes of the audience, and then determining what stays, what gets cut, and even how the footage comes together.

Our Panelists include:
-- Virginia B. Bobert, Producer/Writer/Director/Editor, Past President, Seattle Women in Film
-- Sandy Jeglum, Editor, Documentary Producer
-- Lisa Gruwell Spicer, Editor, Documentary Filmmaker, SpicerDent Productions
-- Michele Westmorland, Documentary Director of Headhunt Revisited

The Panel Moderator will be Liz Darrow, CASCADIA Technical Director and a freelance editor specializing in documentary and short form fiction film.

Check out our website for more details on the festival and the exceptional films: http://www.cascadiafilmfest.org/editor-mentors-panels/