First Cut+ Karlovy Vary 2021

First Cut+ is a new program created for boosting the competitiveness and marketability of feature films that previously participated in First Cut Lab. The program was launched in 2020 through a close cooperation with two dynamic & well-established film industry platforms: Trieste’s When East Meets West and Karlovy Vary IFF’s Eastern Promises Industry Days. Films developed through partner programs MIDPOINT Feature Launch, LIM – Less is More and WEMW Forum are also eligible to participate.

First Cut+ consists in the promotion of a portfolio of 16 fiction feature films per year, at the stage of post-production, predominantly from countries with a low production capacity (at least 75% of the films) and with a focus on Central & Eastern Europe. The range of films is large: from both debut & experienced directors, small and larger budgets.

Eight films – half of the portfolio – are promoted during the winter session at Trieste’s When East Meets West (January 2021), and another half during the summer session, at Karlovy Vary IFF’s Eastern Promises Industry Days (early August 2021), enabling to welcome most eligible projects, no matter the timeline of their production. 

Participating projects will have 3 days of consultations on promotion, marketing, press, trailer making, festival launch, sales strategy from various film industry consultants, followed by a Works-in-progress session open to selected decision makers (as major festivals’ programmers, buyers, international sales agents etc).

SUMMER SESSION Online: 8 projects discovered during Karlovy Vary Industry Days

EVENT REPLAY

First Cut+ Event Replay - Karlovy Vary Eastern Promises Industry Days

First Cut+ Summer Session online

8 new projects to discover
after Marketing & Promotion Consultancies

On Tuesday 3. August, 14:00 – 16:30 CET, the 8 new promising films from First Cut+ summer section were discovered during the online Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Industry Days.

After three days of online Marketing & Promotion consultancies with First Cut+ advisors, the projects were ready to be presented to a selected public of decision-makers.

FIRST CUT+ NEWS

WEBINARS ARCHIVE

The Hatcher & A Piece of Sky win Summer 2021 First Cut+ Awards

The Hatcher & A Piece of Sky win Summer 2021 First Cut+ Awards

We are glad to announce the winners of First Cut+ summer session 2021, in collaboration with Karlovy Vary Eastern Promises.   Three companies have joined forces again to offer the First Cut+ Award to one of the 8 selected projects, consisting in various promotional...

8 projects discovered during Karlovy Vary Industry Days

8 projects discovered during Karlovy Vary Industry Days

Discover the 8 new promising films from First Cut+ summer section during the online Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Industry Days. After three days of online Marketing & Promotion consultancies with First Cut+ advisors, the projects were ready to be...

2 First Cut Lab female filmmakers selected in Locarno

2 First Cut Lab female filmmakers selected in Locarno

In this beginning of July, we definitely got into the Festivals' announces season!Yesterday, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival announced 5 films from First Cut Lab in its selection for 2021. Today, its the turn of Locarno Film Festival to highlight 2 of our...

Line-up of First Cut+ Karlovy Vary 2021 revealed

Line-up of First Cut+ Karlovy Vary 2021 revealed

Participating projects will have 3 days of online consultations on promotion, marketing, press, festival launch, sales strategy from various film industry consultants, followed by a Works-in-progress session open to selected decision makers (as major festivals’...

December 15th 2020 

The role of online platforms for films from Central and Eastern Europe. Positive practices and success stories that relate cinema, festivals and online platforms.

June 17th 2020 

Alternative distribution strategies and new opportunities for producers from Central and Eastern Europe.

UPCOMING SESSION

ONLINE – Karlovy Vary IFF’s Eastern Promises Industry Days

3rd of August 2021

Contact:

Ilaria Gomarasca

Head of First Cut+

ilaria.gomarasca@firstcutlab.eu

FUNDERS

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