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ISE 2023 Report

We have been busy over the last twelve months. 


In April 2022 we launched our magazine Assembled. The second edition of this publication, followed last autumn and the third edition will be in your inboxes very soon. The response to Assembled has been overwhelming, with readers all around the world.


Assembled was launched at our first social event since before the pandemic, and those that attended were able to snag one of the limited edition hardcopies of the magazine.


Following on from our online Documentary and Drama webinars last February we hosted two online masterclasses with Mick Audsley in May that were very well attended. In addition to this we partnered with Screen Skillnet to run a training course for Assistant Editors in December. We also ran a pilot mentoring course in November; three recent graduates were given the opportunity to sit in with an editor working on a high profile documentarian observe the workflow and processes involved on a project like that.


ISE was once again represented at the International Film Editors Forum, held in Cologne in October. This forum brings together editing groups and guilds from around the world. The forum is an opportunity for editors from different countries to meet and network with a view to increased co-operation and understanding, and the elevation of the craft. 


This year ISE also joined TEMPO, Federation of Film Editors Associations. Their aim is to bring together editors from around the world and to provide a platform for film editors organizations, associations, guilds, and their members, to collaborate, to support and inspire each other, and to strengthen the standing of editing. More information is available here


Since we started ISE in 2019 we have been working together to strengthen our community. We currently have over one hundred and fifteen members, and we regularly receive new applications for membership. We would like to encourage you to use the ISE acronym in your screen credits and social media; this helps to elevate the guild’s profile which in turn enhances the perception of the craft at home and abroad.


Finally, on a personal note, I have taken the decision to step down from the ISE committee. I am immensely proud of all that we have achieved together since the first exploratory chats about forming a guild back in 2018, and I look forward to seeing the organisation continue to grow and expand. I would like to thank all the members of the committee past and present for their hard work and dedication in getting us to this point. The position of Chair passes to Tony Kearns ISE, and I wish him and the committee the very best for the future.


We really hope that you will continue your membership and, in doing so, help us to help you.

Eoin McDonagh, outgoing Chair, ISE.

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