Coming up: Four summer workshops and second session of First Cut+

Mar 30, 2020

It’s trying times for our industry, but the First Cut Lab team is determined to keep supporting filmmakers. From today, we are calling for projects for 4 workshops to take place this summer; at Karlovy Vary IFF and New Horizons IFF, a second edition in partnership with RE-ACT, as well as a brand-new workshop for features from the Balkans.

We are now accepting applications for the following summer workshops:


Taking place from July 7th to 11th 2020, we will select 3 films from CEECzech Republic or Slovakia and the Middle EastDEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 1st of May. Apply here

First Cut Lab BALKANS

We will select 3 films from Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15th of May. Apply here

First Cut Lab RE-ACT

We will select 2 films from Croatia, Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Serbia and Slovenia. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15th of May. Apply here

First Cut Lab POLAND

Taking place during Polish Days at New Horizons IFF in Wroclaw from July 24th to 27th 2020, we will select 2-3 films from Poland. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 27th of May. Apply here

First Cut+ Karlovy Vary

After the first edition last January at When East Meets West, First Cut+ will return this summer and invite another 8 projects for 3 days of consultations on promotion followed by a Works-in-progress session as part of the KVIFF Eastern Promises Industry Days. There is no open call for participation.

We will of course take care in the organization of all these workshops about the current global health crisis and consider all the necessary steps to keep all participants and collaborators safe. Twenty of our First Cut Lab alumni projects are still slated to premiere this year. We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed for their premiere spots & encounters with audiences, despite the circumstances. Sending everyone love and support!


from The Users by Ivan Ikic – First Cut Lab RE-ACT 2019


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