The Sundance Institute has been named as the recipient of the American Cinema Editors’ 2022 Golden Eddie Award—breaking ground as the first film organization ever to earn the ACE Eddie Awards’ top honor.
The Golden Eddie has historically gone to a filmmaker who exemplifies distinguished achievement in the art and business of film. Past recipients include Quentin Tarantino, Kathleen Kennedy, Christopher Nolan, Lauren Shuler Donner, Guillermo del Toro, Spike Lee, Vince Gilligan, J.J. Abrams, Nancy Meyers, Martin Scorsese, Norman Jewison, Robert Zemeckis and George Lucas, among others.
At the 72nd annual ceremony taking place at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on March 5, Founding Senior Director, Artist Programs Michelle Satter, will accept the honor on behalf of the Institute.
As previously announced, this year’s ACE Eddie Award nominations, recognizing outstanding editing in film and television, will be unveiled on January 27. The ceremony will take place at 50% capacity, amid the surge in Covid in California and beyond, with strict health and safety protocols in place.
“This year, for the first time ever, the ACE Board voted to honor an organization rather than an individual,” said ACE president Kevin Tent. “An organization that over the last 40 years has done more than any other to democratize and diversify cinema in America. An organization that has supported and nurtured the voices of countless filmmakers, many of whom have been honored by ACE in the past. We are thrilled to recognize the extraordinary contributions that the Sundance Institute has made on our art, industry and American cinema as a whole.”
The Sundance Institute is a nonprofit that Robert Redford founded in 1981, in support of independent filmmakers. The organization is behind the Sundance Film Festival, and bolsters more than 900 artists each year by way of grants, labs, intensives and professional development programs. The Institute’s 2022 festival is taking place virtually from January 20-30. It also recently launched Sundance Collab, a digital community platform providing year-round learning opportunities for global creators.
American Cinema Editors is an honorary society of motion picture editors founded in 1950. In addition to the ACE Eddies, the organization produces annual events including the international editing festival EditFest and Invisible Art/Visible Artists—an annual panel bringing together Oscar-nominated editors. It also publishes CinemaEditor, a quarterly magazine highlighting the art, craft and business of editing.