TEC Instructor Edited Film Wins Big at the Deauville American Film Festival

Bull, edited by TEC Alum and Instructor Todd Holmes, screened at the 45th Deauville American Film Festival and took home the Grand Prize, the Revelation Prize for best first film and the Critics’ Prize.

Following this win, it was announced that Samuel Goldwyn Films acquired North American rights to the film.

Directed by Annie Silverstein

"In a near-abandoned subdivision west of Houston, a wayward teen runs headlong into her equally willful and unforgiving neighbor, an aging bullfighter who's seen his best days in the arena; it's a collision that will change them both."

For more information on the films success at Deauville, click here.

For more information on the films distribution, click here.

Class Film to Premiere in Theaters this Weekend!

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Albanian Gangster , directed by Matthew A. Brown, the project of the July/September 2017 6-week class, premieres this Friday, October 11th in select theaters including AMC Empire 25 in Times Square. The film was selected as part of AMC’s Independent program for a Limited Theatrical Release in select cinemas in NYC, LA and Detroit.

Albanian Gangster stars real-life Albanian immigrant and New York resident John Rezaj in the lead role. Ashley C. Williams plays Leon’s love interest, and Brian Patrick Murphy and Brooke Stone round out the key cast.” (ScreenDaily.com)

TEC alum and instructor, Josh Melrod, edited the film with TEC alum Cassandra Diamandas as assistant editor.

Advance Tickets Available here.

TEC Alum Produced Film Premiering at NYFF 2019

We're excited to announce that an alumni produced documentary feature Born To Be will have it's World Premiere at this year's New York Film Festival!

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Born To Be | Directed by Tania Cypriano, Produced by Rachel Mills

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“Soon after New York state passed a 2015 law that health insurance should cover transgender-related care and services, director Tania Cypriano and producer Michelle Hayashi began bringing their cameras behind the scenes at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, where this remarkable documentary captures the emotional and physical journey of surgical transitioning. Lending equal narrative weight to the experiences of the center’s groundbreaking surgeon Dr. Jess Ting and those of his diverse group of patients, Born to Be perfectly balances compassionate personal storytelling and fly-on-the-wall vérité. It’s a film of astonishing access—most importantly into the lives, joys, and fears of the people at its center.”

For more information and a link to tickets, click here.

Announcing The Documentary Section of our Oct/Nov 2019 Class!

We're very excited to announce both the teacher and class film in the documentary portion of our October/November 2019 class! 


Documentary Instructor

Isabel Ponte is a Brooklyn-based documentary editor and producer. She is the editor and writer of The Truth About Killer Robots, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2018 and was broadcast on HBO. She also served as the associate editor of Fail State, which premiered at DOC NYC and broadcast on Starz, and the additional editor of Madidi, a verite doc about jaguar poaching set to premiere in 2020. Past short-form work includes documentary pieces for The Guardian and other news outlets, and assistant editing for The New York Times' Op-Docs section.

Documentary Class Film


A filmmaker tries to understand to her father's young-earth creationism by scripting a father-daughter screenplay. When her work only drives them apart, she changes tactics and picks up her camera. She and her whole family become protagonists in a documentary about their struggle to love each other and stay together despite deep divides and disparate beliefs.

Directed by Katy Scoggin

Katy Scoggin was a co-producer and cinematographer on Oscar-winning CITIZENFOUR and its follow-up, Risk; an associate producer on Emmy-nominated The Oath; and a producer on New York Times Op-Docs The Program and Death of a Prisoner. Throughout its evolution from scripted film to documentary, her first feature film Flood has received support from Sundance, Film Independent, the Sloan Foundation, IFP Doc Lab, DCTV WIP Docu Lab, Berlinale Talents, the MacDowell Colony, and BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship. Katy was a Fulbright Scholar in Berlin and went to film school at NYU. Before picking up a camera, she made sculptures from welded iron and margarine.

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

TEC Alum Directs Short Premiering at NYFF 2019

We're excited to announce that an alumni directed short will have it's World Premiere at this year's New York Film Festival!


Automatic | Directed by Emma Doxiadi

“Two young women convince each other they are under threat after accidentally photographing what they believe to be a concealed automatic rifle. Shot in drawn-out, static takes, Emma Doxiadi’s comical mystery comments on Greece’s ongoing refugee crisis in real time, pointing squarely at foolish knee-jerk reactions.”


The film will have its World Premiere at NYFF Short Program 3: Narrative. This year’s four Shorts programs feature a mix of narrative and documentary films from established and emerging artists, with 10 world premieres, including all titles in the annual New York Stories program.

For more information and a link to tickets, click here.

TEC at TIFF 2019

We're excited to announce that six TEC-affiliated projects are included at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Congratulations to all involved!


A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood | Editor Anne McCabe (TEC Teacher)

Directed by Marielle Heller

“A jaded journalist (Matthew Rhys) reluctantly accepts an Esquire assignment to profile the children’s television host Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), and encounters a profoundly empathetic world view that changes his life forever.”

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And We Go Green | Assistant Editor Vanessa Trengrove (TEC Alum)

Directed by Fisher Stevens and Malcolm Venville

“Professional drivers on the international Formula E circuit — like Formula One, but with eco-friendly electric cars — race for victory across 10 cities, in this white-knuckle documentary from filmmaker Malcolm Venville, Oscar-winning director Fisher Stevens (The Cove), and producer Leonardo DiCaprio.”


Bad Education | Editor Louise Ford, Assistant Editor Katrina Pastore (TEC Alums)

Directed by Cory Finley

“Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, and Ray Romano star in this fact-based dramedy directed by Cory Finley (Thoroughbreds), about an infamous school-larceny scandal that rocked Long Island in the early aughts.”


Dads | Assistant Editor Kayla Sklar (TEC Alum)


Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard

“Dads is a joyful exploration of contemporary fatherhood. The film draws on the testimonies of famous funnymen such as Judd Apatow, Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, Kenan Thompson, Jimmy Kimmel, and Ken Jeong. Their reflections are combined with portraits of non-celebrity dads from different parts of the world — Brazil, Japan, the United States — who are creating new models of patriarchy. It's funny, heartwarming, and also revealing. (Apparently even professional comedians resort to dad jokes.)”

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Frankie | Assistant Editor Matt Yaple (TEC Alum)

Directed by Ira Sachs

“An aging actor (Isabelle Huppert) summons her idiosyncratic extended family on a fateful holiday, in Ira Sachs’ thoughtful dramedy co-starring Marisa Tomei, Brendan Gleeson, Jérémie Renier, and Greg Kinnear.”

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The Lighthouse | Editor Louise Ford, Assistant Editor Katrina Pastore

Directed by Robert Eggers

“Shot on 35mm black-and-white film, this psychological thriller from Robert Eggers (The Witch) follows the slow descent into madness of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote New England island at the turn of the 19th century.”

TEC Class Film Available on iTunes on 8/20

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TEC Class Film Seaside (starring Tony nominee Ariana DeBose) will be released on August 20 by Gravitas Ventures. It’s currently available for pre-order on iTunes!

Seaside - Directed by Sam Zalutsky

“A dramatic thriller about Daphne, a young woman who moves to the Oregon Coast with her boyfriend, Roger, when he inherits his childhood beach house, only to discover that Roger hasn't been completely honest about his past.”

To preorder, click here

To watch the trailer, click here

TEC Class Film Nominated for an Emmy

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Personal Statement, October/November 2015 six-week class film is nominated for an Outstanding Business and Economic Documentary Emmy!

Personal Statement - Directors Juliane Dressner, Edwin Martinez
Karoline, Enoch and Christine are Brooklyn high school seniors who just want to go to college, but like so many public school students throughout the country, their schools don't have enough college guidance support. Refusing to give up, they decide to work as college counselors in their schools, becoming the very resource they don't have themselves.

More information on their nomination can be found here.

More information on the film can be found here.

TEC Alum Doc Series Available on Topic

Doc Series Cutting My Mother, edited by TEC Alum Guillaume Galuz, is available to watch on Topic!

Directed by Nathan Silver

"Nathan Silver has been casting his mother, Cindy, in his independent feature films since 2012. And though Cindy always insists she’s “not an actress—I’m just your mother,” when Nathan cuts almost all her scenes from one of his movies, Cindy’s disappointment goes beyond a matter of simple creative differences. In this new documentary series, we follow Nathan and Cindy as they try to repair their relationship over the dinner table, at the synagogue, and, finally, on the set of a film where Nathan cedes the director’s chair to a promising new talent: his own mother."

Watch the doc series here.

For more information on the film, click here.

Five TEC Alums Selected Diversity In The Editing Room Fellowship

Congratulations to Yuki Aizawa, Beyza Boyacioglu, Janah Cox, Maria Gabriela Torres and Inés Vogelfang for being chosen to participate in the Karen Schmeer Diversity in the Edit Room Fellowship! TEC alum Amy Foote will also be among the eight serving as mentors in the program.

"Diversity in the Edit Room Program is designed to cultivate the careers of emerging assistant editors and editors from diverse backgrounds and experiences working in the documentary field."

More information on the program can be found here.