First Cut Lab is back for TIFF 2023 | TIFF

First Cut Lab is back for TIFF 2023

21.03.2023 14:05

First Cut Lab Cluj 2023 is a programme designed for 2 long feature films in editing phase from Romania.

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 and an editorial consultant.

Consultant and industry advisors will be defined according to the profiles of the films selected. An overview of regular consultants of First Cut Lab can be found here:

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.

The deadline for submitting the entry form is May 1st 2023.

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Selected projects will have to pay participation fees of 500 Euros before the program starts.

The workshop will take place in Cluj between 12. to 15. June 2023.

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Founded in 2015 at the When East Meets West co-production forum at the Trieste Film Festival, the First Cut Lab program is an independent initiative led by Tatino Films. To date, the program has supported over 200 films, many of which were later screened at festivals such as Cannes, Berlinale, Toronto, Kalovy Vary and San Sebastian.