Advisor Studio sessions feature intimate, moderated conversations with Sundance Advisors who are working artists and media industry professionals that contribute their expertise to the Collab community via courses, classes, office hours and events. In the Studio events, Advisors share field experiences and insights into their specific areas of craft, including writing, directing and producing for TV and film.

Join us for our Advisor Q&A Live with Éva Gárdos (AN AMERICAN RHAPSODY, BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA, BARFLY) as we dive into the process of film editing. Eva got her start as a production assistant on Francis Ford Coppola’s APOCALYPSE NOW and has since built a successful career as a film editor, writer and director. She has more than 20 editing credits and has taught for 10 years at the New York Film Academy. 

We’ll begin the event with a live interactive feedback session with Éva on a current Sundance Co//ab member’s work in progress short film. Éva will then reveal how she gets started working with footage, the process she uses to craft a compelling scene, and how she integrates notes and handles creative challenges. We’ll also learn how to navigate the collaborative relationship between editor and director, get her guidance on editing your own project and hear about her transition to directing. 

Éva is an award winning film editor having worked with directors such as Francis Coppola, Barbet Schroeder, Peter Bogdanovich and Anjelica Huston. Her screenwriting and feature film directorial debut, An American Rhapsody, starred Tony Goldwyn, Nastassja Kinski and a young Scarlett Johansson. The film is based on the true life events of Éva’s family escaping from Communist Hungary leaving their infant child (Éva) behind. The film received won multiple awards on the Festival Circuit and was released by Paramount Classics. After discovering the bestselling Hungarian novel, Budapest Noir, she developed the script and went on to direct it. It premiered at the Chicago Film Festival, and has played at many other festivals such as Chicago International, Palm Springs, and Shanghai. It is now available on Amazon, Kanopy and other VOD platforms. Éva has taught film directing and thesis film editing at NYFA for ten years and this is her 5th time as advisor on Sundance Collab. more...

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