Announcing our narrative teacher for our June/July session!

We are thrilled to announce that Keith Fraase will be teaching the narrative section of our June/July 2017 Six-Week class!

Keith Fraase began his editing career in Austin, TX, collaborating alongside director Terrence Malick as Artistic Consultant on Malick’s 2011 Palme d’Or winner The Tree of Life, then as lead editor for Malick’s next four films To The Wonder, Knight of Cups, and Song to Song, as well as the IMAX documentary, Voyage of Time. Keith has two films releasing later this year: Long Strange Trip, the acclaimed 4-hour documentary chronicle of the band The Grateful Dead, directed by Amir Bar-Lev and produced by Martin Scorsese; and Chappaquddick, a narrative film based on the life of Ted Kennedy, directed by John Curran.

Click here to register. You can find out more about our six-week class here.

TEC Class Film to Premiere at LA Film Festival

Moko Jumbie, July/August 2015 six-week class film has been selected for the World Fiction Competition at this year's LA Film Festival!

Moko Jumbie – TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO / USA (DIRECTOR/WRITER Vashti Anderson PRODUCERS Vashti Anderson, Shlomo Godder, Maite Artieda, Richard Kim, Patricia Ramdeen CAST Vanna Vee Girod, Jeremy Thomas, Dino Maharaj) – A young woman visiting her family’s coconut plantation in Trinidad falls for a fisherman despite political turmoil, mysterious hauntings from ancestral spirits and her family’s disapproval. World Premiere

See the festival's full competition program line up here.

Announcing our documentary teacher for our June/July session!

We are very excited to announce that Mary Manhardt will be teaching the documentary section of our June/July 2017 Six-Week class!

Mary Manhardt is a documentary film editor and consultant, specializing in verite.  Her work has screened at festivals including Sundance, the New York Film Festival, Hot Docs, SXSW, Tribeca and IDFA, and appeared on HBO, PBS, MTV and ABC and Netflix.  Among her credits: The Farm; The Execution of Wanda Jean; Girlhood; Farmingville; Street Fight; American Teen; Racing Dreams; Monica & David; Wham! Bam! Islam!; A Son's Sacrifice; Bronx Princess; Camp Victory, Afghanistan; Pelotero; American Promise; Medora; The Babushkas of Chernobyl and Tig.  She co-edited and consulted on "Making a Murderer", the 10 part doc series for Netflix, which won 4 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Mary won an Emmy in 1999 for Picture Editing for The Farm, and was nominated again in 2015 for American Promise.

TEC at Tribeca FILM FESTIVAL 2017

We're delighted to announce that several TEC alumni have projects at this year's Tribeca Film Festival:

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson | Edited by TEC alum Tyler Walk | Assistant Editing Intern - TEC alum Harry Jackson 

AlphaGo | Edited by TEC alum Cindy Lee | Assistant Editing by TEC alums JiYe Kim and Andres Vergara | Additional Editing by TEC alum Eugene Yi

ELIÁN | Edited by TEC alum Hannah Vanderlan | Post Production interns - TEC alums Kirstin McNary, Isabel Ponte, Christy Shikegawa, and Chloe Reist-Cowell

Hondros | Edited by TEC alum Cindy Lee | Assistant Editing by TEC alum Will Schreck | Executive Producer - TEC alum Riva Marker

City of Ghosts | Edited by TEC alum Matt Hamachek

My Art | Edited by TEC alum Betsy Kagen





TEC at Sundance

We're excited announce that several films by TEC  alums and teachers made it into Sundance Film Festival's 2017 lineup!

City of Ghosts | Edited by TEC Alum Matthew Hamachek

Directed, produced, and filmed by Academy Award–nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, 2015 Sundance Film Festival Directing Award), City of Ghosts is a singularly powerful cinematic experience that is sure to shake audiences to their core as it elevates the canon of one of the most talented and exciting documentary filmmakers working today.

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train | Edited by TEC Alum Michael Taylor

Returning director, Sydney Freeland (Drunktown’s Finest, 2014 Sundance Film Festival) creates comedic alchemy with rising stars Ashleigh Murray (Deidra) and Rachel Crow (Laney) in this zany lemons-to-lemonade romp through kids facing tough times. Fiercely spirited, Deidra & Laney Rob a Train buoyantly flips the script on a world that keeps kids living across the tracks down on their luck.

Give me Future | Edited by TEC Alums Sheila Shiraz and Eugene Yi

In what began as a concert film intended to document this groundbreaking event, director Austin Peters turns the camera on a burgeoning youth movement, fusing exhilarating performance footage with authentic stories of cultural and political shifts in a country on the precipice of change. 

The Incredible Jessica James | Edited by TEC alum Mollie Goldstein

Writer/director Jim Strouse’s three previous films all played at the Sundance Film Festival. The most recent of these, People Places Things (2015), featured Jessica Williams in a supporting role, and it proved to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Williams broke onto the scene as a correspondent on The Daily Show and followed that up with her hilarious podcast, 2 Dope Queens. With The Incredible Jessica James, she proves what has always been self-evident—that she is destined to be a star. With charisma, charm, and humor to burn, Williams crushes it as a leading lady in this vivacious romantic comedy with teeth.

Long Strange Trip | Edited by TEC Teacher Keith Fraase 

The tale of the Grateful Dead is inspiring, complicated, and downright messy. A tribe of contrarians, they made art out of open-ended chaos and inadvertently achieved success on their own terms. Never-before-seen footage and interviews offer this unprecedented and unvarnished look at the life of the Dead.


Marjorie Prime | Edited by TEC Alum Kathryn J. Schubert

Built around exceptional performances from a veteran cast and shot with the intimate rhythm of mortality, Marjorie Prime shines a light on an often-obscured corner in the world of artificial intelligence and its interactions with death. Bringing us robustly into the future, Michael Almereyda’s poetic film forces us to face the question—If we had the opportunity, how would we choose to rebuild the past, and what would we decide to forget?

Thoroughbred | Edited by TEC Alum Louise Ford 

First-time director Cory Finley’s impressively stylish and assured filmmaking evokes a high-class world that is simultaneously familiar and strange, dripping with acidic dark wit and a disquietingly eerie score. Finley nurtures and coaxes astounding chemistry out of his talented cast, from the capricious friendship that binds Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, 2015) and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch, 2015), to the unruly vulnerability of Anton Yelchin as their unlikely co-conspirator. Firmly staking his claim as a filmmaker to watch, Finley comfortably basks in the quiet chaos of his characters and leaves behind a beautiful and orderly trail of destruction.

Walking Out | Edited by TEC Alum Michael Taylor

Big Sky–born co-writers and directors Alex and Andrew Smith (returning to the Festival for the first time since 2002’s The Slaughter Rule) exquisitely capture not only the awe-inspiring beauty of Montana’s landscape, but also the emotional realities of life isolated within it. Matt Bomer, as a steely father aching to be known by his son, delivers a searing performance, matched by teen actor Josh Wiggins’s impressive work as the stubborn boy striving to earn his father’s respect—and to save his life.