The workshop for films in editing phase

First Cut Lab is a training programme designed for 3 long feature fiction films in editing phase from Eastern Europe and Italy. Selected producer/director teams will receive tailor-made advice from a consulting editor (Benjamin Mirguet) and expert feedback from top international film professionals (creative producers, festival programmers, sales agents, etc). 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. FCL will take place in Trieste on January 21-24, 2017 and will be led by Matthieu Darras and Alex Traila.

FIRST CUT LAB SELECTED PROJECTS

 SCANDINAVIAN SILENCE
Director: Martti Helde
Producer: Elina Litvinova
Company: THREE BROTHERS
Country: Estonia

STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS
Director: Gregor Božic
Producer: Marina Gumzi
Company: NOSOROGI
Country: Slovenia

WHEN THE TREES FALL
Director: Marysia Nikitiuk
Producers: Igor Savychenko, Roman Klympush
Company: DIRECTORY FILMS
Country: Ukraine

FCL EXPERTS & TEAM 2017
Amra Baksic Camo SCCA/PRO.BA
Paolo Benzi OKTA FILM
Delphyne Besse URBAN DISTRIBUTION
Matthieu Darras TORINOFILMLAB
Didar Domeheri MANEKI FILMS
Joanna Lapinska TRANSATLANTYK FESTIVAL
Benjamin Mirguet MÔMERADE
Thomas Pibarot LE PACTE
Giovanni Pompili KINO PRODUZIONI
Riina Sildos AMRION
Marie-Pierre Valle WILD BUNCH
Alex Traila EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL
Meinolf Zurhorst ZDF