First Cut Lab Cluj first edition | TIFF

First Cut Lab Cluj first edition

21.05.2021 00:00

First Cut Lab Cluj 2021 is a programme designed for 2 or 3 long feature fiction films in editing phase from Romania or Moldavia.

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 consultant editor Matthieu Taponier and editorial consultant Wim Vanacker.

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.


Submissions are now open.

The deadline for submitting the entry form is 17 June 2021. 

The workshop will take place in Cluj between 23 July to 1 August 2021  (exact dates will be specified soon).

In order to submit your application and the required material, you need to complete the submission form. All application materials and subtitles should be in English.

Please check the general guidelines before submitting: 

Applications must be sent to: