The workshop for films in editing phase

First Cut Lab Trieste is a consultancy program designed for feature films in editing phase from the focus countries of When East Meets West Coproduction Forum 2022: Canada, Ireland, Russia, UK, and USA. The program is made in collaboration and with the financial support of the Fondo Audiovisivo FVG.

The selected teams (director/producer/editor) are offered a creative framework, both challenging and protective, where to open up new perspectives and to explore the whole artistic potential of their films. They screen their rough cut in a private session, and receive expert feedbacks from three international film industry advisors, as well as tailor-made advice from a consultant editor.

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

Once the workshop is over, the participants receive a report & a roadmap that can serve as guidance for further editing. Eventually, the ambition of First Cut Lab is to enhance the audience opportunities of the films.

 The 2022 selected projects for FIRST CUT LAB TRIESTE  are:

director: Mikhail Mestetskiy
producers: Sergey Kornikhin, Simon Zakruzhniy
country: Russia

director: Sophie Jarvis
producer: Sara Blake
Co-producers: Magali Gillon-Krizaj (Reign Films, Canada), Tyler Hagan (Experimental Forest Films, Canada), Michela Pini & Olga Lamontanara (Cinédokké, Switzerland)
countries of production: Canada, Switzerland

director: Ella Menzheeva
producers: Elena Glikman, Victoria Lupik
countries: Russia