First Cut Lab

The workshop for fiction films in editing phase

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First Cut Lab Karlovy Vary is a programme designed for 3 long feature fiction films in editing phase: one from Central and Eastern Europe, one from Czech Republic or Slovakia and one from the Middle East and North Africa. Selected producer/director teams will screen their full rough cut in a private session and receive expert feedback on their edit from three top international film professionals (creative producers, festival programmers, sales agents, etc) as well as tailor-made advice from a consultant editor. The main goal is to foster the artistic potential of the selected rough cuts and, at the same time, to increase the sales, festival and circulation potential of the completed films.

Check the list of previously selected projects in First Cut Lab 2019

For an overview of previous participants and advisers, see the First Cut Lab website:

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