Three Romanian film projects in the editing phase have been selected for the First Cut Lab Cluj workshop, the newest addition to the Transilvania IFF Industry platform. Selected producer/director/editor teams will screen their full rough cut in private sessions and receive tailor-made advice from consultant editor Matthieu Taponier and editorial consultant Wim Vanacker, and from top international film professionals.
First Cut Lab Cluj experts:
Ewa Bojanowska - Festivals & Marketing - New Europe Film Sales (Poland)
Virginie Devesa - Sales Agent - Alphaviolet (France)
Alexis Hofmann - Head of Acquisitions - BAC Films (France)
Vicky Miha - Producer & Consultant - Asterisk (Greece)
BETWEEN REVOLUTIONS, dir. Vlad Petri (doc)
Production: Activ Docs (Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan)
Co-Production: Manifest Film (Romania)
Logline: Two women, former university students and friends, one Romanian and one Iranian are sending letters to each other, reflecting on their lives and the events they go through, between two revolutions (1979-1989) that changed their societies forever.
Participants: Vlad Petri (director), Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan (producer), Cătălin Cristuțiu (editor)
MEN OF DEEDS, dir. Paul Negoescu
Production: Tangaj Production, Papillon Film
Co-production: Screening Emotions (Bulgaria)
Logline: A village policeman in his late thirties tries to build a comfortable life for himself, but his past choices and a chain of disastrous, violent events combine to pressure him into a very dark place.
Participants: Paul Negoescu (director), Anamaria Antoci (producer), Eugen Kelemen (editor)
MAIA WAS THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, dir. Alexandra Gulea
Production: Trident Film & Media (Stere Gulea, Andra Popescu)
Co-Producton: WeltFilm GMBH Berlin (Germany)
Logline: From the Pindus Mountains in northern Greece to the Victory of Socialism boulevard in Bucharest, an Aromanian woman traverses the 20th century hand in hand with History. The only territory that belongs to her and her clan remains that of language. A performative and transgressive documentary about remembrance and translocation.
Participants: Alexandra Gulea (director, editor), Andra Popescu (producer)