First Cut Lab Trieste is a programme designed for up to 3 long feature fiction films in editing phase from the 2020 WEMW spotlight territories: Hungary, Moldova, Romania & Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. Selected producer/director teams will screen their full rough cut in a private session and receive expert feedback on their edit from three top international film professionals (creative producers, festival programmers, sales agents, etc) as well as tailor-made advice from a consultant editor. The main goal is to foster the artistic potential of the selected rough cuts and, at the same time, to increase the sales, festival and circulation potential of the completed films. The workshop took place from 19-21 January 2020 in Trieste.