EDITING Workshop

ABOUT the program

The Moving Picture Institute's immersive four-day editing workshop, the Mindful Editor, features instruction from top industry professionals and hands-on experience with state-of-the-art editing technology. 

Produced in partnership with Smock Media, this workshop is crafted with a focus on filmmakers' audiences. We teach our editing fellows how to use the editing process to make a film connect emotionally with viewers. The workshop also addresses ways to reduce the burnout that comes with editors’—the unsung creatives—demanding schedules.

apply to the program

The Mindful Editor workshop takes place at a top post-production facility in Los Angeles. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, this workshop is currently offered at no cost. Prior editing experience is a plus.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to contact everyone who has applied. We will reach out to you if you’ve advanced beyond the initial stage. No calls please. We do not accept applications by mail.


2019 Applications Closed


This seminar was an immersive opportunity to network, learn from masters, and create something beautiful. This program constitutes one of the most satisfying professional developments I have ever experienced.
— Moving Picture Institute editing fellow