March Edit Madness Competition Starts March 16th!

Enter to win by picking the correct brackets. Vote on your favorite edited scenes of all-time.

Each March, college basketball dominates the month with the insanity of the “March Madness” tournament. This year Manhattan Edit Workshop has picked the top 32 edited narrative feature film scenes to face off for “March Edit Madness”! Scene’s will start facing off beginning Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12PM on Manhattan Edit Workshop’s facebook page (, where the public will have 24 hours to vote on selected scenes moving on to the next round. Followers can also can try their hand picking their brackets and submitting it back to Manhattan Edit Workshop by Friday, March 17, 2017 at noon for a chance to win prizes.

March Edit Madness Contest Rules & Prizes:

First place will be a Premiere Pro 101: An Introduction to Premiere Pro workshop or MC 101: Media Composer Fundamentals I workshop at Manhattan Edit Workshop in Manhattan.*

Second through Fifth places will be a two tickets to “Sight, Sound & Story” Post Production Summit on June 10th! See more information here:

Filled out brackets must be submitted to and contestants must have voted rounds one and two via social media.

How we decided who is in the top 32: It wasn’t easy and we know we left some out (we have a whole list that didn’t make it!) Scenes were decided by a board of judges based on awards, nominations, impact on the art of editing, impact on the entire film, pop culture, and overall recognition. We narrowed it down to only narrative feature films. Hopefully each year will bring new additions or even different genres. This was strictly to celebrate the art and impact of editing and get our community involved. Enjoy and good luck!



March 16, 2017
1. Baptism scene in “The Godfather” vs. 8. Subway fight scene in “The Matrix” VOTE HERE:

WINNER: 1. Baptism scene in “The Godfather”

5. The sacrifice of Faramir from ”Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” vs. 4. Splitscreen scene in “Requiem for a Dream” VOTE HERE:

WINNER: 4. Splitscreen scene in “Requiem for a Dream”

March 20, 2017
3. Match scene in “Lawrence of Arabia” vs. 6. Opening sequence in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” VOTE HERE:


7. The final duel in “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” vs. 2. Odessa Steps from “Battleship Potemkin” VOTE HERE:


March 17, 2017

1. Subway scene in The French Connection” vs. 8. Opening of “A Hard Days Night” VOTE HERE:

WINNER: 1. Subway scene in The French Connection”

5. ‘My sister, my daughter’ from “Chinatown” vs. 4. ‘How am I funny?’ scene in “Goodfellas” VOTE HERE:

WINNER: 4. ‘How am I funny?’ scene in “Goodfellas”

March 21, 2017
3. Shower scene in “Pyscho” vs 6. Opening scene in “The Manchurian Candidate” VOTE HERE:


7. Chariot race in “Ben-Hur” vs 2. Martin Sheen mirror scene in “Apocalypse Now” VOTE HERE:


March 16, 2017
1. Pool scene in “The Graduate” vs. 8. Opening massacre in ”The Wild Bunch” VOTE HERE:

WINNER: 1. Pool scene in “The Graduate”

5. Phone booth attack scene in “The Birds” vs. 4. Gorilla to spaceship scene “2001: A Space Odyssey” VOTE HERE:

WINNER: 5. Phone booth attack scene in “The Birds”

March 20, 2017
3. Crosscutting raid scene in “Silence of the Lambs” vs. 6. Sex/lounge scene in “Out of Sight” VOTE HERE:


7. Facesmash scene in “The Social Network” vs. 2. Ambush in “Bonnie & Clyde” VOTE HERE:


March 17, 2017

1. Opening sequence in “Saving Private Ryan” vs. 8. Rosebud scene in “Citizen Kane” VOTE HERE:

WINNER: 1. Opening sequence in “Saving Private Ryan”

5. Initiation scene in “City of God” vs. 4. Opening scene in “Inglorious Basterds” VOTE HERE:

WINNER: 4. Opening scene in “Inglorious Basterds”

March 21, 2017
3. Opening to “All That Jazz” vs. 6. Final car chase in “Mad Max: Fury Road” VOTE HERE:


7. Crop dusting scene in “North by Northwest” . vs 2. Fight scene in “Raging Bull” VOTE HERE:


March 23, 2017 -March 28, 2017

March 29, 2017 -March 30, 2017

March 31, 2017

April 3, 2017

*Classes will be schedule permitting.