Women in Film 2016 | Editing for Documentary and Fiction - A Seminar by Mary Stephen

Editing for Documentary and Fiction - A Seminar by Mary Stephen

Acclaimed film editor Mary Stephen will discuss the art of editing for documentaries and fiction films by looking at different techniques, methodologies, and ideas behind crafting a cinematic language. A versatile editor who crosses different genres, Mary will share her experiences working with directors such as Eric Rohmer, Anne Hui, and Li Yang. In speaking about what makes a good film edit and the crucial role that editing plays in a film, she will show clips from her extensive body of work.

The seminar is free.

About Mary Stephen:
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Mary Stephen studied Communication Arts in Montreal, Canada. She started making and editing her own films before making the acquaintance of French New Wave director Éric Rohmer, with whom she began a long and fruitful collaboration, editing his films right up to his death in 2010. In recent years, Mary has worked as editor on numerous Chinese and Hong Kong productions, including Li Yang’s Blind Mountain (2007), Fan Lixin’s documentary Last Train Home (2009), Ann Hui’s Headmaster (2014/2015), and Jessey Tsang’s documentary Flowing Stories (2014). She is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences.

About Women in Film

Women in Film features the voices and verve of women in an arena that has been traditionally dominated by men. In celebrating the achievements of women working in the film industry, this edition of the programme highlights the career of acclaimed film editor Mary Stephen alongside short and feature-length documentaries by women filmmakers.

Visit our website for information about the programme: objectifs.com.sg/womeninfilm2016
Sat Nov 5, 2016
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM SGT
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155 Middle Road Singapore
Nearest MRT stations: Bras Basah (approx. 5 min walk) and Bugis (approx 10 min walk)