Cluj and Karlovy Vary: First Cut Lab will collaborate again with major CEE film festivals

Mar 21, 2023


First Cut Lab is pleased to workshop once again films from Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Romania in 2023 thanks to its cooperation, for the 3rd year in a row, with two major film festivals of Central and Eastern Europe:

– The Transilvania International Film Festival in Cluj (Romania) taking place on June 9-18.

– The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic) taking place on June 30-July 8.

Since 2015 First Cut Lab has been committed to fostering film talents from Central and Eastern Europe. Significantly, the 3 films submitted by Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania for the Oscars 2023 were all First Cut Lab alumni: Il Boemo by Petr Vaclav for Czech Republic, Victim by Michal Blasko for Slovakia, and Immaculat by Monica Stan & George Chiper-Lillemark for Romania.

In total, 4 Romanian films have already participated in First Cut Lab Cluj, including Between Revolutions by Vlad Petri (Berlinale 2023, Fipresci Award), and 4 Czech/Slovak films took part in First Cut Lab Karlovy Vary so far, notably Somewhere Over the Chemtrails (Czech Republic) by Adam Koloman Rybanský (Berlinale 2022, Panorama).

Calls for entries for Cluj and Karlovy Vary are now accessible on our website !


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