2 days HOURS

24/25 . 02 . 2024

LOCATION: Athens, Greece

PRICE: 599EUR (399EUR Until 15th February)





Yorgos Mavropsaridis is a highly acclaimed film editor, renowned for his distinctive editing style and significant contributions to the film industry, particularly in European cinema. Born and raised in Greece, Mavropsaridis has built a career marked by a series of successful collaborations and critically acclaimed films.

Yorgos Mavropsaridis early career was marked by work on various short films and independent projects, where he began to make a name for himself with his meticulous and innovative editing techniques.

Mavropsaridis' breakthrough in the international film industry came with his collaboration with the celebrated Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos. Their partnership started with the critically acclaimed film "Dogtooth" (Kynodontas, 2009), which won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. This film was notable for its unsettling atmosphere and precise editing, elements that Mavropsaridis masterfully crafted.

Following the success of "Dogtooth," Mavropsaridis continued his collaboration with Lanthimos on several other projects, including "The Lobster" (2015) and "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" (2017). "The Lobster," a dystopian dark comedy, earned widespread acclaim and won the Jury Prize at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. It was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 89th Academy Awards.

Perhaps his most notable work to date came with "The Favourite" (2018), again directed by Lanthimos. This historical period drama showcased Mavropsaridis' exceptional talent in handling complex narratives and multiple character arcs. The film was a critical and commercial success, receiving ten nominations at the 91st Academy Awards including Best Editing for Yorgos and winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival.

He has recently edited the highly acclaimed "Poor Things" one os the most expected films of the year, and once again teaming up with his collaborator Yorgos Lanthimos.

Yorgos Mavropsaridis is known for his bold editing style, often characterized by its rhythmic precision and ability to create tension and dark humor through pacing and juxtaposition. His approach to editing is often seen as integral to the storytelling process, actively contributing to the narrative and thematic depth of the films he works on.

Throughout his career, Mavropsaridis has collaborated with numerous notable figures in the film industry, including actors like Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, and Colin Farrell. His work with Yorgos Lanthimos, in particular, has been a defining aspect of his career, placing him among the most innovative film editors of his generation.

Yorgos Mavropsaridis continues to be a prominent figure in the world of film editing. His influence extends beyond the specific films he has worked on, inspiring a new generation of film editors and filmmakers.

Mavropsaridis' career, marked by both critical acclaim and influential collaborations, establishes him as a key figure in contemporary cinema, particularly in the realm of innovative and thought-provoking film editing.

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Day 1: Crafting the Narrative

Getting acquainted: Participants meet Yorgos and dive into an exploration of his portfolio, unearthing the choices behind his acclaimed edits.

Character Development in Editing: How to sculpt characters and performances for maximum impact, supported by tangible examples.

Story Arcs & Tension Building: Techniques to craft a gripping narrative and maintain audience engagement.

Editing Essentials: Achieving fluidity in storytelling and embracing optimal processes.

Genre-Specific Editing: Dissecting how the craft varies across genres, and the intrinsic impact of genre on editing techniques.

Cinematic Influences: A deep dive into iconic films that have shaped the art of editing, drawing insights that can be applied to contemporary projects.

Day 2: Hands-on Editing & Industry Insights

Analyzing Actor Performances: Gaining a comprehensive understanding of performances to make informed editing choices.

The Nitty-Gritty: A walkthrough of technicalities, contrasting workflows across different budget films.

Sound & VFX: Strategies to seamlessly integrate sound, music, and effects into the edit.

Practical Editing Exercise: Participants present their pre-workshop edits, facilitating a constructive group critique session. Yorgos offers his seasoned perspective, enhancing participants' confidence in their choices and broadening their understanding of alternative edits.

Dynamics of Film Collaboration: Unpacking the editor's relationship with other key crew members, emphasizing the collaborative essence of filmmaking.

Navigating the Industry: Insights on carving a niche in the market, agent partnerships, understanding remunerations, and strategies to secure projects.

Note: This workshop emphasizes the cerebral aspect of editing, prioritizing decision-making over software proficiency.

Athens, Greece

The workshop designed for Editors, Directors, Sound Editors, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Editing

16 hours
Duration: 2 days
Dates: 24-25 February 2024
Location: Athens, Greece
Price: 599EUR (399EUR until 15th of February)
Maximum number of participants: 25
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