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    Toronto Camp Kuleshov Winners Announced

    December 1, 2011, 8:12 am
    Top honors presented in trailer-editing contest for assistant editors.
    Toronto, Ontario – November 30, 2011 – They love Raymond. They hate Chris. So how do they feel about Der Fuehrer?

    That's the premise behind a sitcom called “Everybody Hates Hitler,” and the title of the winning entry in the AICE Toronto Camp Kuleshov trailer-editing competition for assistant editors. Submitted by Lauren Horn from School Editing, the sixty-second promo—which promotes Quentin Tarantino’s "Inglorious Basterds" as a network TV sitcom—was the top choice of the Camp Kuleshov jury.

    Horn was rewarded for her efforts with a cash prize of $1,000, which was presented at the Toronto Camp Kuleshov judging and awards bash, held last week at The Rivoli in Toronto, a well-known bar and nightclub.

    Second Prize went to Assistant Editor Laura Dunn of Relish Editing for her comic take on “The King’s Speech” titled “How I !#$%?! Your Queen Mother,” in which Oscar-winner Colin Firth plays a royal who’s having problems more common with Viagra users than with those battling speech impediments. Dunn won an iPad 2 in recognition of her work.

    Third Prize went to Assistant Editor Jason Cook of Panic & Bob Editing, who also chose to re-frame “The King’s Speech.” His entry, “The King’s Pad,” recasts the film as a comedy about two men—Firth and co-star Geoffrey Rush—who play apartment roommates with a somewhat ambiguous relationship. Cook was re-warded with a $250 Visa Gift Certificate for his efforts.

    To view the Toronto winners, click on the AICE Camp Kuleshov Toronto web page at:


    The assignment for the competition called for assistant editors to select one of a dozen films and cut a sixty-second commercial that promotes the film as a situation comedy. The list of films ran the gamut from smash hits to cult favorites. In addition to “Inglorious Basterds” and “The King’s Speech,” it included “The Social Network,” “Slum Dog Millionaire,” “Anvil! The Story of Anvil,” “The Blind Side,” “The Fighter,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Twilight,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Goodfellas” and “Drag Me to Hell.”

    In a departure from other AICE Camp Kuleshov competitions—in which the entries were judged several days before the awards presentation—the Toronto Chapter screened and judged the work in the style of a reality TV show like “So You Think You Can Dance” or “The X-Factor.” The event was even subtitled “So You Think You Can Edit, Toronto?”

    Each entry was screened at the Rivoli event and judged right there on the spot, with the jury offering its critiques of each promo. The judges then scored them on a scale from 1 to 25, and the entries with the top point totals were the winners.

    The jury included Michelle Orlando, a producer at John St. Advertising; Dan Ford, Executive Producer at production company Sons and Daughters; Tom Feiler, a di-rector on the roster of Code Film; freelance agency creative Ian Kiar; and Jackie Roda, an editor at School Editing.

    To view winners of the AICE New York, Chicago and L.A. chapter Camp Kuleshov winners, click here:


    Media Contacts:
    Burke Moody, AICE, 212-665-2679, burke@aice.org

    Anthony Vagnoni, AVagnoni Communications, 973-493-8736, anthony@avagnoni.com

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