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This is the question Filmsupply is posing to post-production pros in this year’s Edit Fest. And if you win, not only do you become the editor of the official music video, you get cold, crisp cash.

The 2021 Edit Fest centers on storytelling through a music video. Editors will have the following tools at their disposal: footage from an original shoot by acclaimed director Alex Cook, access to clips from Filmsupply’s catalog of award-winning directors, and the song "Don’t," by Musicbed artist, Calica.

Using these assets, you cut an original music video. The top prize (Best Edit) will earn you credit as the official editor and $10,000!

Check out the official announcement video here.

How does the competition work?

Edit Fest submissions will be open from Sept. 7 to Oct. 8.

25 finalists will be published on the Edit Fest website, and voting for People’s Choice will open on Oct. 13.

Winners from each category will be announced on Oct. 27. A panel of industry-leading judges will select the three grand prize winners in the categories of Best Edit, Best VFX, and Best Color.

Think you can make the cut? All you have to do is download the starter kit.


What do you stand to win?

Here are a few of the big prizes:

  • $50,000 cash
  • $10,000—Best Edit
  • $5,000—Best VFX
  • $5,000—Best Color
  • $5,000—People’s Choice
  • $1,000 to each of the 25 finalists
  • Personal, written feedback from world-class judges
  • Automatic admittance into the 2022 AICP Post Awards

Who is Filmsupply?

Filmsupply is the global leader in cinematic footage licensing and represents filmmakers from Stink, PrettyBird, Anonymous Content, and more. They house some of the most artistic footage imaginable and are known for innovative arms like Filmsupply Films—the only platform in the world to release award-winning short films while making the footage available to license.

At the core of Filmsupply is the belief that the moving image is the most powerful way to communicate a message—even more so when in the hands of a skilled editor.

Enter Edit Fest: a competition celebrating the power and craft of editing. Participants will be competing for $50K in cash prizes, editing credit in an official music video, and personal feedback from industry-leading judges.


Who will be judging you?

Check out the list of this year's judges.

  • Anke Petersen—Founder and Executive Producer at Jyoti Film (Lift Like A Girl, Les Enfants Terribles)
  • Chris Franklin—AICP Post Awards Chair, Founder of Big Sky Edit (Oscar-nominated ‘Saria’, Tribeca 2020 Official selection)
  • Roslyn Di Sisto—Senior Colorist at Darling VFX (Drake, Black Eyed Peas, Vogue)
  • Emily Stave—VFX Producer at Elastic
  • Javier Alejandro—Executive Producer (Dua Lipa, A$AP Rocky, Nike)
  • Rayka Zehtabchi—Brand Content Director (Oscar-winner - ‘Period. End of Sentence.’ ‘A Women’s Place’)
  • Sherina Florence—GCD at 72andSunny
  • Alex Cook—Director & Filmsupply Filmmaker

Your final cut will be graded in four categories: Craft, Rhythm, Storytelling, and Creativity. After the judges review your work, Filmsupply will announce winners for the Best Edit, Best VFX, Best Color, and unveil the People’s Choice award winner.

Visit the official Film Supply Edit Fest page for more information about this year’s competition.