WIFTV Craft Q&A

2:00 PM, July 7, 2020

Editing with Lara Mazur

Host: Carleen Kyle

Date: Tuesday, July 7. 

Time: 2PM

Location: This is a zoom webinar. Please register here to receive the zoom link. 

In preparation for the webinar, watch Lara's Showcase Reel here:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/7203078
Password: LIM

Lara Mazur

Lara Mazur cce – Editor June 2020 

“For more than thirty years, Lara Mazur has been weaving stories together...sometimes straw into gold...bringing out the best in the writers, directors and filmmakers who rely on her artistry and honest assessments. This is an artist that has embraced one technology after another – keeping performance and story in balance with imagery and the magic of the medium.” Anne Wheeler / Peggy Thompson (WIFTV 2013 Artistic Achievement Award)

Lara is a Vancouver based editor.  Born and raised in Winnipeg, she graduated from University of Manitoba in Fine Arts and apprenticed with the NFB as a film editor.   She has edited 60 television and theatrical movies, and 158 episodes of TV series, collaborating with many of Canada’s top directors and showrunners from coast to coast. 

This year, Lara will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award awarded by the Canadian Cinema Editors in recognition of her career as an editor.

Lara moves seamlessly through all genres, from Sci-fi with Van Helsing and The Order to Action/ Adventure and romantic comedy.  Some of her recent work that has received nominations and awards are: the Netflix comedy, The Knight Before Christmas; Gail Harvey’s No One Would Tell; the dramatic series, Virgin River; Rachel Talaley’s On the Farm, a drama based on the murdered and missing women of Vancouver’s downtown eastside. Other credits include: Anne Wheeler’s movies, Suddenly Naked and Horses of McBride; Norma Bailey’s The Pastor’s Wife; the hit series Flashpoint, for which Lara received a DGC award for Best Editing; and Chris Haddock’s DaVinci’s Inquest, Intelligence and The Romeo Section, all receiving awards and accolades. 

Lara is often asked to lend her editing expertise on movies in progress, such as The Black Kite and The Edge of the Knife that went on to win at both VIFF and TIFF.

Carleen Kyle

Carleen Kyle has written and/or directed for a variety of media—features, shorts, documentary, web series, corporate projects, and music video.

Her feature screenplays have received recognition including:“Interspecies Family Therapy” winner of the From Our Dark Side competition; “Pearls’ Cut & Curl” winner of a Praxis Centre for Screenwriting fellowship and official Canada selection for the Hartley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award where it received honourable mention.

She has made many festival featured short films including the Crazy8s winner, “The Weather Girl” which was awarded the Best Female Director recipient at the Vancouver Short Film Festival and received multiple Leo Award nominations including Best Screenplay. As director of the TV pilot “Scrounger” Carleen was nominated for a Gemini in the Best Drama category, won the Saskatchewan Showcase Best Drama award, and earned a Best Director nomination. She turned the camera on herself in the feature-length documentary “Heavy Heart Laughs” where she wrote and performed stand-up comedy in an exploration of trauma and humour.

Carleen also teaches Writing and Directing and the Secretary and a past president of Women in Film and Television Vancouver.