First Cut Lab Trieste is a programme designed for 3 long feature fiction films in editing phase from Eastern Europe and Italy. Selected producer/director teams will receive tailor-made advice from consulting editor Benjamin Mirguet and expert feedback from top international film professionals . All sessions were moderated by FCL Director Matthieu Darras. Advisers for this edition of FCL Trieste were:

Anne Delseth (CH) – Programmer Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Frank Hoeve (NL) – Producer BALDR

Martin Horyna (CZ) – Programmer Karlovy Vary IFF 

Marcin Luczaj (PL) – New Europe Film Sales

Andrei Tănăsescu (RO) – Programmer Toronto IFF

Ankica Juric Tilic (HR) – Producer Kinorama

Agathe Valentin (FR) – TOTEM Films

Wim Vanacker (BE) – European Short Pitch

Cassandre Warnauts (BE) – Producer Frakas


24 Hr Sunshine (Latvia)

Director: Juris Poskus

Producer: Madara Melberga – FA Filma 

Far Frontiers (Russia)

Director: Maxim Dashkin (first feature)

Producer: Anna von Dziembowska – Victoria Films 

Inhale-Exhale (Russia, Georgia)

Director: Dito Tsintsadze

Producers: Nadya Gorshkova (Viva Film), Rusudan Glurjidze (Cinetech Film Production)