Jon Harris’ first major work as a film editor was Guy Ritchie‘s Snatch (2000). Since then Harris has worked on three films for director Matthew Vaughn, Layer Cake (2004), Stardust(2007), and Kick-Ass (2010). He also edited Neil Marshall‘s The Descent (2005) for which he received a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for Best Technical Achievement 2005. Harris then made his directorial debut with the sequel The Descent: Part 2 (2009).
In 2011 Harris was nominated for an Oscar and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for his editing work on Danny Boyle‘s 127 Hours (2010) and subsequently became a member of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
We’re delighted to have Jon on board this year, and with his eager editor’s eye, he’ll will be able to offer a completely new and critical opinion on submissions.
We will continue to add patrons and judges to the festival throughout the year, but to read more about our current line up, read our Judges page.