AFTRS alumni Andy Canny and Lindi Harrison ASE have been recognised among the top Australian creatives in post-production, winning major prizes at the Australian Screen Editors Guild’s 2020 Ellie Awards. The annual event recognises excellence in the editing of feature, short and documentary films, television, music videos, online content and more. This year’s ceremony, hosted by comedian Steph Tisdell, was streamed online on 6 December.
After securing the Best Editing award at the AACTAs for Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man, alumnus Andy Canny (Master of Arts (Film & Television) Editing, 2000) was again recognised for his work on the acclaimed thriller, earning the top prize of the night, the Ellie Award for Best Editing in Feature Drama. Canny beat out major Australian works, True History of the Kelly Gang, Hearts and Bones and Unsound.
Alumna Lindi Harrison ASE (Specialist Extension Certificate Editing, 1993) received the award for Best Editing in Documentary Feature for her work on The Leadership, directed by Ili Baré and produced by alumnus Greer Simpkin (Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Creative Industries), 2010). The Leadership had its world premiere at the 2020 Sydney Film Festival, has since screened at Adelaide Film Festival and recently won the ATOM Award for Best Documentary – Science, Technology & the Environment.
Multi-award winning editor Julie-Anne De Ruvo (Master of Arts (Film & Television) Editing, 2001), whose long list of credits include Please Like Me, Squinters, The Letdown, The Beautiful Lie, Offspring, Nowhere Boys and more received Australian Screen Editors Guild accreditation.
In addition to the celebrations, this year’s event saw ASE president Fiona Strain announce that, after five years at the helm, she will be handing the reins to vice-president and AFTRS alumna Danielle Boesenberg (Graduate Diploma: Editing, 2010), who will start the new role in February 2021.
Find out more about the 2020 ASE Ellie Awards and see the full list of this year’s winners here.
ALUMNI WINNERS AT THE 2020 ELLIE AWARDS
BEST EDITING IN FEATURE DRAMA
Andy Canny (Master of Arts (Film & Television) Editing, 2000) – The Invisible Man
BEST EDITING IN DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Lindi Harrison ASE (Specialist Extension Certificate Editing, 1993) – The Leadership