Claudio Cea is a Film Editor working in feature films, documentaries, commercials, and film trailers. Born to Italian parents in Switzerland, he is able to work in English, French, German and Italian. He holds an Italian and a Swiss passport.
He is a member of the European Film Academy, the Swiss Film Academy and was a member of the Canadian Cinema Editors. Claudio is an alumnus of the Vancouver Film School in Canada and the International Film School of Cologne in Germany, and an AVID Certified Instructor. In addition to his diverse portfolio of theatrical work, he also shaped over 100 factual/reality, documentary, and dramatic programs for SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (Swiss National Radio and Television) over five years.
Claudio was also a Tutor for Open Doors Industry at the Locarno Film Festival 2016 and the Dok.Incubator Program in 2015. Claudio Cea was part of the 2016 Berlinale Talents. He was in the Jury for the 2015 & 2016 Canadian Cinema Editors Awards.
Claudio has studied under Motion Picture Editors Eric Zumbrunnen (John Carter from Mars, Being John Malkovich), Patricia Rommel (Life of Others, The Tourist), Barbara Hennings (Marlene, Aimee and Jaguar); and many others.
He has attended Editing Workshops and Master Classes by Don Cambern (Easy Rider), Peter Przygodda (Wings of Desire, Don´t Come Knocking), James Haygood (Fight Club, Tron Legacy), Graham Hartstone (re-recording Mixer Blade Runner, Aliens), Pat Jackson (Sound Designer Apocalypse Now, The English Patient), Paul Davies (Sound Designer: Hunger, We need to talk about Kevin), Monika Willi (Editor: Amour, White Ribbon), Andrew Bird (Editor: Head-On, The Cut) and Sylvia Ingemarsson (Editor Fanny and Alexander, Faithless, Autumn Sonata)
AWARDS & FESTIVAL SELECTIONS
Paradise War - The Story of Bruno Manser by Niklaus Hilber. Opening Film Zurich Film Festival 2019, Winner Science Award at the Zurich Film Festival, Nomination Best Editing, Best Feature Film, Best Lead Actor Swiss Film Academy
Volunteer by Anna Thommen and Lorenz Nufer. World Premiere at Zurich Film Festival. Winner Audience Award Zurich Film Festival 2019, Winner Basler Film and Media Award, Best Movie
Miséricorde by Fulvio Bernasconi. International Competition at the Zurich Film Festival 2016, Nominated for Best Cinematography, Swiss Academy Awards 2016
Katzen produced by Claudio Cea and Treasure Film premiered at Max-Ophuels Film Festival 2016 in Saarbruecken. It screened at the Achtung Berlin! Filmfestival 2016.
Therapy for a Vampire by David Rühm (Austria), Winner Fantasia International Film Festival Montréal 2015, Nominated for 3 Romys 2015, International Premiere at Busan International Film Festival BIFF 2014, Screening at Zurich Film Festival ZFF 2014, US Distribution by Music Box Films June 2016
ThuleTuvalu by Matthias von Gunten (Switzerland) – Nomination German Documentary Award, Nominated for 3 Swiss Academy Awards 2015, Sesterce d’argent SRG SSR pour le meilleur film suisses 2014 – Vision du Réel, Nyon, World Premiere HotDocs 2014, DokFest Munich, Official Selection Film Festival Locarno 2014. Played at more than 60 Film Festivals
Viktoria – A Tale of Grace and Greed by Men Lareida (Hungary/ Switzerland) – Winner Best Film and Best Actress at the 14th Hungarian Film Festival Los Angeles. World Premiere Max Ophüls Filmfest, Saarbrücken. Official Selection Film Festival Locarno 2014
Dinu by Simon Aeby – wins best TV Actor SRF, Jonathan Loosli, in Switzerland
Goal by Fulvio Bernasconi (Switzerland) – Nominated for Best Short Film, 2013 Swiss Film Academy Awards; Winner of 2013 Short Film Award Pathé
Tutti Giú by Niccolo Castelli (Switzerland) – Nominated for Best Cinematography, 2013 Swiss Film Academy Awards; Official Selection, 2012 Film Festival Locarno
Jump by Bindu de Stoppani – Winner of Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Cinematography, 2012 British Independent Film Festival
The Sandman by Peter Luisi (Switzerland) – Winner of “Max Ophuels” Audience Award, 2011 Saarbruecken; Winner of over 20 International film festival awards; Nominated for Best Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Actor, 2011 Swiss Film Academy Awards; Was under consideration for remake by MGM and screened at Pixar Studios
Mein Kampf by Urs Odermatt (Germany/Austria/Switzerland) – Official Selection In Competition, 2009 Festival des films du monde Montreal; Official Selection, 2010 Berlinale Film Festival;
Rocksteady, the Roots of Reggae by Stascha Bader (Canada/Switzerland) – Nominated for Best Documentary, 2008 Swiss Film Academy Awards
Schnäbi (Willy) by Luzius Wespe (Switzerland) – Winner of Youth Jury Prize, 2006 Short Film Festival Oberhausen; Winner of TPC Creativity Award.
Tiger Erdolchen/ (Stabbing Tigers) by Moritz Gerber (Switzerland) – Winner of Best Swiss Film, 2004 Short Film Festival Winterthur; Official Selection in Competition, 2004 Film Festival Locarno
Trailer Volunteer - Documentary, Anna Thommen & Lorenz Nufer
This Kind of Hope - Documentary, Pawel Siczek
Sekuritas – Feature Film, Director: Carmen Stadler
Jean-Pierre – Animation (D/CH), Directors: Jakob & Martin Krattiger, Producer: Claudio Cea