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For more than twenty years, highly acclaimed editor David Charap has moved back and forth between documentary and fiction genres in a varied career including films directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, Mark Isaacs and Kevin Macdonald. 

David's most recent credits include some of the most creative and lauded feature documentaries of 2020: Jerry Rothwell's BIFA-winning The Reason I Jump, Thomas Imbach's IDFA winner Nemesis, Rob Lemkin's African Apocalypse and Marc Isaacs' The Filmmaker's House (set for a UK release in June.)

In this masterclass, David will focus on a selection of his recent non-fiction work, discussing his approaches and methods, while editing in very different genres and with very different directors, and considering the changing role of the documentary editor. 

This event will be available worldwide. Tune in at 7pm BST on Thursday 29th April to be able to ask questions live during the Q&A. If you are unable to make that time, you can watch a recorded version of this event until 11:59pm BST on Monday 3rd May.

Computer-generated subtitles will be available for this live event.

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Editor David Charap has cut several feature films for distinguished directors including Terence Davies (Sunset Song, Deep Blue Sea) and Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love, Last Resort  “with not a wasted word or shot or scene”, according to The Guardian). He has worked with Dominic Savage (on Freefall, The Escape and most recently, the acclaimed I AM anthology series for Channel 4). His European credits include Year of the Devil, for which he was awarded both a Czech Lion and a Slovak Academy nomination.

In documentary, David’s latest work ranges from the experimental Swiss IDFA prize winning film Nemesis, about a station being transformed into a prison, to the Netflix original Tell Me Who I Am about identical twins facing their past. He edited the BIFA award winning Best Documentaries The Possibilities Are Endless (a portrait of the singer Edwyn Collins), and the immersive The Reason I Jump (ScreenDaily “It's not very long: it won't take up much of your time. But The Reason I Jump will change how you think, and how many films can say that?” ).

David's TV work includes Kevin MacDonald's The Story of Us, and his TV drama work Baptiste, the hit series Utopia and The Devil's Whore for Channel 4 (Winner RTS Television Award: best drama serial, Nominated BAFTA: best drama serial).