Workshop

Editing: Mary Stephen

Workshop
Editing: Mary Stephen

Hong Kong-Canada-France

Born in Hong Kong, graduated from Communications Arts at Concordia University in Canada, Mary was French New Wave director Eric Rohmer’s film editor and sometimes co-composer, from « Winter’s Tale » to his last feature « The Romance of Astrea and Celadon ». She also worked extensively with fiction and documentary filmmakers from several continents as film editor, associate-producer or script advisor.  A partial list of these include Yoïchiro Okutani’s “Nude at Heart”, Japan-French (Arte) coproduction; Ann Hui’s « Love After Love » (Venice Biennale 2020 Life Achievement Award), « Our Time Will Come », “Septet, a story of Hong Kong” (Cannes 2020); Nicole Shafer’s « Buddha In Africa » (NHK Award); Tiffany Hsiung’s « The Apology » (Busan Audience Award, Peabody Award); Seren Yüce’s « Majority »(Venice Biennale Lion of the Future); Du Haibin’s «Septet, a story of Hong Kong», «1428» (Venice Biennale Orizzonti Doc Award), and « A Young Patriot »; Lixin Fan’s« Last Train Home »(IDFA Grand Prize); Joan Chen’s « Shanghaï Strangers »; Li Yang’s « Blind Mountain »(Cannes Un Certain Regard) ; Hüseyin Karabey’s « My Marlon and Brando »(Tribeca Best New Director), and « Do Not Forget Me Istanbul » omnibus film with directors from the Baltic region : Hany Abou-Assad (Palestine), Aida Begic (Bosnia), Stefan Arsenijevic (Serbia), Stergios Niziris (Greece), Eric Nazarian (Armenia)... Mary was nominated for the Golden Horse Award, the Independent Eye Award, Hong Kong Film Award, Asian Film Award, etc. Mary’s own films include the short “The Memory of Water” and “Vision From The Edge: Breyten Breytenbach Painting The Lines”.  She takes part in juries and workshops in Venice Biennale Cinema College, Yamagata Documentary Dojo, Asia-Pacific Screen Academy,  Hong Kong, Kerala, Busan, Salaya (Bangkok,Thailand), Wathann (Yangon, Myanmar), Singapore…film festivals and guest-teaches with universities in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia and elsewhere. She is a member of Canadian Cinema Editors, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and was named Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Ministry of Culture.

Information About Zoom Workshops and Conversations Participant: 

Workshops and conversations to be held on Zoom within the scope of the 17th Akbank Short Film Festival will be open 24 hours before the event. You can send an e-mail to info@evcifilm.com for your questions and to register for related workshops and conversations. The number of participants’ Nilay Erdönmez and Gülengül Altıntaş workshop is limited to 50 people. The number of participants is limited to 100 people for all other workshops within the scope of the festival. Participants who are registered will be shared a link to attend the event after the confirmation of their registration.  

23 March 2021 Tuesday 18:30

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