2 Days HOURS

21/22 . 05 . 2016

LOCATION: Barcelona Spain

PRICE: 499EUR (374EUR Until 18th May)






In 1990, Chris Dickens graduated from the Bournemouth Film School. He began his filmmaking career as a film and linear editing assistant in television documentaries at Channel 4 and the BBC. During this time he began to cut comedies and later he crossed over to cutting dramas.

While working on the TV series Spaced, Dickens developed a relationship with writer-director Edgar Wright and went on to edit his first feature film, the cult hit SHAUN OF THE DEAD. Other features edited by Chris Dickens include GONE, HOT FUZZ, GOAL! THE DREAM BEGINS, and SEED OF CHUCKY.

It was his work on the Best Picture Oscar®-winner and globally recognized SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE that truly stamped Chris Dickens’ signature in the world of editing.

He’s the recipient of a “triple crown” of editing awards—the Academy Award® for Film Editing, BAFTA Award for Best Editing, and the American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)—for his work on SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.

During over 20 years in the industry, the British editor has worked in such different titles as Richard Ayoade’s debut feature film “Submarine” (2010), Greg Mottola’s “Paul” (2011), and Tom Hooper’s “Les Misérables”.

Being one of the most innovative and original editors in film today Chris Dickens’ Workshop is sure to be a unique experience. Full list of credits on

Chris Dickens experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB.

The Editing workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the craft, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Chris Dickens, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely practical and interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your films, and receiving the feedback to unblock situations in the future.

The topics covered on the workshop will be:
Introduction of the participants and Chris, the participants will then be showed some clips of the work made by Chris , analyzing some choices and options made in some of his works.
Chris will focus on how to help the story flow through the editing, and his best processes.
The relation with the director DOP, and other members of the film crew,
How to apply the craft in different genres.
Creating visual narratives while working with sound, music and special effects.
How to be a part of the whole process of film and television production and not merely as the final stage, becoming true collaborators, not just efficient technicians.
How to edit you characters (practical examples of problem solving and good decisions)
How to serve the narrative through effective editing
How to employ narrative techniques to create tension
The impact of genre on editing styles
The market reality for Editors, Agents, Rates, and finding your own work
Practical exercise. The participants will be given footage (a small scene) to work two weeks before the workshop, all participants will show their work at the workshop, the group will then analyze each editing, and learn from each other’s work. Chris will give his insight on each edited version of the footage. The participants should at the end be self-conscious of their editing choices, as well as aware of the other options taken by the other participants.

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

ECIB Barcelona Spain
ECIB is the venue partner for this workshop

Duration: 2 days
Dates: 21-22 May 2016
Location: ECIB Spain Barcelona
Price: 499EUR 399EUR with 25% discount until the 18th of May
Maximum number of participants: 25
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