LONDON — British Film Editors (BFE), the organization previously known a the Guild of British Film and Television Editors (GBFTE), has announced the inaugural BFE Cut Above Awards 2021, which will be held virtually on Friday, March 5th. The awards recognise excellence in the editing and post production of film and TV in the UK.
Over the coming months, the nomination and voting process will be undertaken exclusively by full and associate members of BFE. The awards (www.britishfilmeditors.co.uk) are split into six categories and any title that was first screened, streamed or broadcast in the UK in 2020 will be eligible for nomination.
The categories are as follows:
- BFE Cut Above Award for Best Edited Single Drama
- BFE Cut Above Award for Best Edited Documentary or Non-Fiction Programme
- BFE Cut Above Award for Best Edited Series or Miniseries: Drama
- BFE Cut Above Award for Best Edited Series or Miniseries: Documentary or Non-Fiction
- The Michael Johns BFE Award for Outstanding Assistant Editor
- The Chris Crookall BFE Award for Breakthrough Editor
"We are incredibly excited to announce the BFE Cut Above Awards,” says newly-appointed chair of the British Film Editors, Renée Edwards, who is a well known documentary editor and director. “These uniquely dedicated awards give us an opportunity to highlight the vast wealth of editing talent in our industry. Furthermore, BFE is delighted to recognize the achievements of the next generation with both The Young Editor of the Year and Outstanding Assistant Editor awards. We are proud to name these two awards after our members, Michael Johns and Chris Crookall, who sadly passed away this year."