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Top US Film editor Joe Bini to deliver an online workshop for local filmmakers

Joe Bini, one of the top US film editors, is the guest for the final Wednesday Workshop by Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick.

Top US Film editor Joe Bini to deliver an online workshop for local filmmakers

One of the world’s most famous feature film editors, Joe Bini is the latest expert to give the Wednesday Workshop to local and regional filmmakers. 

The free online event will take place on Wednesday, July 1 at 2 pm and is the final event in the current series of webinars run by Innovate Limerick through Film in Limerick for aspiring and practising filmmakers in the Mid-West. 


He has collaborated with Werner Herzog on numerous documentaries and narrative films, including Grizzly Man (2005), Encounters at the End of the World (2007) and Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010). 

If that wasn’t enough, he also edits for Lynne Ramsay (We Need to talk about Kevin (2011); You Were Never Really Here (2017) and Andrea Arnold (American Honey (2016). Alongside his narrative and documentary editing, Bini is also an Emmy Award-Winning screenwriter for this work on Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, directed by Marina Zenovich. 

Originally, from California, Joe Bini now lives in London and he will join the Film in Limerick event on Wednesday 1 July to discuss his career and approach to storytelling. 

The event will be moderated by one of Ireland leading editors, Mick Mahon. With over 20 years’ experience in the business, Mahon’s editing credits include The Queen of Ireland, Citizen Lane and Breaking Out. In 2015 he received an IFTA for the feature documentary, Rough Rider and has been nominated a further eight times across film and television. 

Regional Film Manager Paul C. Ryan said: “Over the past few months we have had some fantastic guests join us for our Wednesday Workshop series and we are delighted to welcome Joe Bini and Mick Mahon for the final week in what promises to be an inspiring and revealing event.” 

“We have had a strong focus on the art of editing in the webinars and are delighted to finish with two more great editors sharing their approach to the art.” 

The free series of online training events are run by Film in Limerick and designed for aspiring and practising filmmakers in the Mid-West and is supported by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board. 

In advance of the event, there will be a chance to watch clips of Joe Bini’s work. Links will be emailed once you register for a place on the webinar. 

About Film in Limerick:  

Film in Limerick was established by Innovate Limerick and is supported by funding from Enterprise Ireland as well Limerick City and County Council and Clare and Tipperary County Councils.  

Film in Limerick acts as a one-stop-shop for filming in the Mid-West, supporting productions looking for locations, crews and support to film in the region. They are also active in training and up-skilling aspiring and emerging filmmakers and companies based in the region.  

Innovate Limerick was established by Limerick City and County Council to help drive innovation and aims to develop Limerick’s business ecosystem and position Limerick City and County as one of the most attractive locations to start and grow a business. 

With the success of Limerick’s Troy Studios, Limerick City and County Council has made film a priority in the region. As part of this focus, the council along with Clare and Tipperary councils joined together to recruit a Regional Film Manager to develop filmmaking infrastructure, create new training programmes in the region, and work to make the mid-west an attractive destination for foreign productions.  

Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board is the state education and training authority for the Limerick and Clare region in Ireland. It is one of 16 statutory regional education authorities established by the Education and Training Boards Act 2013.

The authority delivers educational services to over 34,000 students and learners annually. Its Further Education and Training Division offers targeted education and training to meet the specific skills requirements of employees and its enterprise partners across Limerick and Clare. 

Register for the events here.

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