The 90to5 Editing Challenge is all about the art & fun of film editing. We encourage you to take part in our contest to polish you editing skills, have fun, learn and teach
Cut a 90 minute feature down to 5
We dare you to edit a full feature length movie down to 5 minutes… without losing the essence of the story! Basically, you create a short film using material provided by the 90 minute feature (Best Edit Award).
Or create a totally new story from the original footage for the Fun Edit Award.
It’s as easy as falling off a log
1. Pick your favorite movie
2. Start up the editing software of your choice and cut away…
3. Upload your masterpiece ’til
October 25th November 1st 2015!
Watch last year’s edits to get inspired
Quite a couple of awesome edits can be found at 90to5.org or at our youtube channel. Notice the differences in movies that have been edited multiple times.
The 90to5 team
PS: We also put together a little FAQ. If you have any other questions or suggestions (e.g. a link to an awesome tutorial page) drop us a line.
Enjoy George D’s 5 minute edit of The Driller Killer at 90to5 or on youtube 😀
The Driller Killer is a 1979 horror film directed by and starring Abel Ferrara. The film was banned in the UK from 1984 (due to new censorship laws) until 1999, when a version omitting 54 secs from the head-drilling scene and 2 earlier murders was approved for an 18 (years of age) certificate. The full uncut version was finally passed by the BBFC in November 2002. Editors on the original movie were Bonnie Constant, Michael Constant, Abel Ferrara and Orlando Gallini. You can also watch the full movie of The Driller Killer on youtube.
Enjoy Carolyn Caron’s 5 minute edit of At War with the Army at 90to5 or on youtube 😀
At War with the Army is a 1950 musical comedy film directed by Hal Walker and starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis and introducing Polly Bergen. Although filmed before My Friend Irma Goes West, it was held back until the sequel to Martin and Lewis’ smash film debut My Friend Irma was released. Editor on the original movie was Paul Weatherwax. You can also watch the full movie of At War with the Army on youtube.
Enjoy Tommy McMorris’ 5 minute edit of Manos: The Hands of Fate at 90to5 or on youtube 😀
Manos: The Hands of Fate is a 1966 American low budget horror film written, directed, produced by, and starring Harold P. Warren. It is widely recognized to be one of the worst films ever made. In 1993, the television comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K), a show based on the premise of mocking B movies, featured Manos: The Hands of Fate, helping the film develop a cult status. Editors on the original movie were Ernie Smith and James A. Sullivan. You can also watch the full movie of Manos: The Hands of Fate on youtube.
Enjoy Addie Stone’s 5 minute edit of Last Woman on Earth at 90to5 or on youtube 😀
Last Woman on Earth is a 1960 American science-fiction film produced and directed by Roger Corman. The screenplay is by Robert Towne, who also appears in the film billed as “Edward Wain”. The film was originally released as a double feature with The Little Shop of Horrors. Editor on the original movie was Anthony Carras. You can also watch the full movie of Last Woman on Earth on youtube.
Enjoy Melanie Wallis’ 5 minute edit of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at 90to5 or on youtube 😀
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. Hughes wrote the screenplay in less than a week and shot the film, on a budget of $5.8 million, over three months in 1985. In 2014, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry as per being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Editor on the original movie was Paul Hirsch.
Enjoy Naid’s 5 minute edit of Horror Express at 90to5 or on youtube 😀
Horror Express, also known as Pánico en el Transiberiano (Panic on the Trans-Siberian Express), is a 1972 Spanish/British horror film directed by Eugenio Martín, starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza and Telly Savalas. The film is based on the 1938 novella “Who Goes There?” by John W. Campbell. Editor on the original movie was Robert C. Dearberg.
You can also watch the full movie of Horror Express on youtube.
Enjoy Bernd Klimm’s 5 minute edit of Tomorrow is Today at 90to5 or on youtube 😀
Tomorrow is Today is an award winning drama-romance independent film, directed by Frederic Lumiere, written, co-produced by and starring Mark Hefti. Editor on the original movie was director Frederic Lumiere.
You can also watch the full movie of Tomorrow is Today on youtube.
Enjoy Zachary Ruda’s 5 minute edit of Phantom of the Opera at 90to5 or on youtube 😀
The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney, Sr. in the title role of the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star.
Edward Curtiss, Maurice Pivar and Gilmore Walker edited the original movie, which can also be watched on youtube.
Enjoy The Sprezz’s 5 minute edit of The Warriors at 90to5 or on youtube 😀
The Warriors is a 1979 American thriller film directed by Walter Hill, based on Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel of the same name. After reports of vandalism and violence, Paramount temporarily halted their advertising campaign and released theater owners from their obligation to show the film. Despite its initially negative reception, The Warriors has since become a cult film.
Freeman A. Davies, David Holden, Susan E. Morse and Billy Weber edited the original movie.