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 Gárdos is an award-winning film director and editor born in Hungary which she left at the age of six. Francis Ford Coppola gave Gardos her first job in film, working as a production assistant on Coppola’s epic APOCALYPSE NOW in the Philippines. “That was my film school.” She went on to establish a career as a film editor (VALLEY GIRL, MASK, BASTARD OUT OF CAROLINA) working with distinguished directors such as Barbet Schroeder, Peter Bogdanovich, and Anjelica Huston. “All of the films I worked on had a dark side,” she recalls. “I’m always attracted to books, movies, art and music that are dangerous, oddly beautiful and funny in weird ways.” Éva’s screenwriting and feature film directorial debut, AN AMERICAN RHAPSODY, starred a young Scarlett Johansson. The film is based on the true life events of Éva’s family escaping from Hungary in the 1950’s and being forced to leave their infant child (Éva) behind.