Avid invites student editors to ‘Be Inspired’

Avid has announced the launch of a student film competition within Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, in line with its ongoing commitment to media education for young film makers. The competition, themed ‘Be Inspired,’ will be judged by some of Europe’s leading professional editors and will offer the winners a range of money-can’t-buy prizes.

Tom Cordiner, VP International Business at Avid, commented, “Avid is committed to supporting and nurturing the next generation of editors, who are critically important to the future of the creative industries.  Our education programs, including the creation of an Education Council within the Avid Customer Association, serve to bring talented students opportunities to hone the skills they will need in the post-production sector.”


Students have until 11 October 2015 to produce a two minute film about what inspires them. They can enter the competition by uploading their rights-cleared video on YouTube® or Vimeo®, along with their student ID credentials and some comments about their submission. The high-profile judging panel includes:


  • Anne-Sophie Bion – French film editor whose credits include The Artist and Micmacs
  • Mick Audsley – BAFTA-winning British film and television editor with more than 30 film credits including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, as well as the upcoming Everest
  • Toni Froschhammer – German editor with film, commercial and music video credits including the Academy Award®-nominated Pina and Das Salz Der Erde for director Wim Wenders
  • Paddy Bird – editor of TV documentaries and dramas including Home for the Holidays and The Secret Millionaire, and founder of Inside The Edit, the world’s first creative online editing course (The X Factor, Cutting Edge)


Three winning students will enjoy a range of prizes including a mentoring day with a well-known editor in London, a year-long subscription to Inside the Edit courses, and Media Composer and Pro Tools software.


Mick Audsley, editor and competition judge, said, “Whether two minutes or a hundred and two, all films are hard to make. It is the editing that creates the heartbeat of all movies and can make them come alive in the minds of the audience.”

For full details, terms and conditions, visit www.avid-inspires.com



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