FIRST CUT LAB ISTANBUL 2020
First Cut Lab Istanbul 2020 is a programme designed for 2 long feature fiction films in editing phase from Turkey. The workshop will take place during the Bosphorus Film Lab at the 8th International Bosphorus Film Festival that runs from 23-30 October 2020.
All applications must include: complete online application form and video material not less than 60 minutes long. In order to submit your application and the required material, you need to fill out the form HERE.
Please find here below the complete guidelines and detailed info about the submission process.
1. GENERAL GUIDELINES
Please note: the deadline for submitting a project to First Cut Lab Istanbul is OCTOBER 1, 2020.
In order to submit your application and the required material, you need to complete the online submission form following this link
All application materials and subtitles should be in English.
The selection committee’s decisions cannot be appealed.
2. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Submissions should include: A complete online submission form in English and video material with a minimum duration of 60 minutes and with English subtitles.
The video material submitted can be selected scenes, a first assembly or a rough cut with a minimum duration of 60 minutes.
The video is mandatory to be available via streaming service password protected (e.g. Vimeo). No transfer services or cloud storage is accepted.
Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.
3. SELECTION CRITERIA
The project should be a feature fiction film with theatrical and international market potential (minimum length of 70 minutes)
FCL has no specific fixed criteria in terms of content and each individual project will be considered on its own merits. The main criteria for selection are the demonstrable talent of the directors and/or producers, corroborated with the specific needs identified by the organizers in each project in regards to the specificity of the FCL workshop.
Projects should be new or recent.
Projects should not have been presented at any public screenings.
The project can be in different stages of post-production, though it is highly recommended to be in early editing phase.
The project should have a director and/or majority or minority producer from Turkey.
4. SPECIFIC CONDITIONS
Once a project has been selected, both director and producer should be available during the days of First Cut Lab (October 23-30, 2020). The presence of the editor is possible, but not compulsory.
Finished films that participated in FCL should mention First Cut Lab and display its logo in their credits. The following sentence should be mentioned in the credit list: “This project has participated at First Cut Lab Istanbul 2020” together with the FCL logo and Bosphorus Film Lab logo.