The American Cinema Editors Board of Directors has been actively pursuing international film festivals and awards presentations that do not currently recognise the category of Film Editing. The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is also on this list.
They have been campaigning for the last five years to add the category of Film Editing to DIFF's annual awards. The Motion Picture Editors Guild and several other international guilds and societies have joined with ACE in an unprecedented alliance to reach out to editors and industry people around the world.
The South African Guild of Editors (SAGE) is supporting this initiative and would like to encourage editors and other industry professionals to sign the petition, which is available here: http://www.editorspetition.com