from January by Andrey Paounov – First Cut Lab Karlovy Vary 2019
For any further information you can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. GENERAL GUIDELINES
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.
Selected projects will be notified before 31st of May.
The selection committee’s decisions cannot be appealed.
2. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The video material submitted can be selected scenes, first assembly or rough cut (minimum of 30 minutes of material).
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.
Projects should not have been previously presented to festivals for selection before March 2020.
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 producer from any of the following countries:
CEE: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
Middle East and North Africa: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia and Algeria.
4. SPECIFIC CONDITIONS
Costs that will be covered upon selection: Accommodation for 2 nights for director and producer. Airport transfers. Accreditation to KVIFF Industry Days.
Costs that will not be covered: Travel and meals.
Once a project has been selected, both director and producer should be available during the days of First Cut Lab (July 7-10, 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 Karlovy Vary 2020” together with the FCL-KV logo. Logo can be requested with the FCL project manager.