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First Cut Lab Trieste is a consultancy program designed for first and second feature films in the editing phase from the focus countries of When East Meets West Coproduction Forum 2023: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine & Spain, Portugal, Latin America.

Two 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.