Balaur by Octav Chelaru First Cut Lab  - Transilvania International Film Festival

Balaur by Octav Chelaru – Participated in First Cut+ Trieste 2021


 First Cut Lab Cluj 2021 was a programme designed for 3 long feature films in editing phase from Romania or Moldovia.

The selected teams (director/producer/editor) were offered a creative framework, both benevolent & challenging, where to open up new perspectives and to explore the whole artistic potential of their films.

They screened their rough cut in a private session, and received expert feedbacks from three international film industry advisors, as well as tailor-made advice from consultant editors. The discussions are moderated by Editorial Consultant Wim Vanacker.


Advisers chosen were:

Ewa Bojanowska (Poland) – Festivals & Marketing for New Europe Film Sales

Virginie Devesa (France) – Sales Agent for Alpha Violet

Alexis Hofmann (France) – Head of Acquisitions for BAC Films

Vicky Miha (Greece) – Producer for asterisk*


Consultant editors from First Cut Lab chosen were:

Matthieu Taponier (France – United Stated)

Once the workshop was over, the participants received a report & a roadmap that can serve as guidance for further editing. Eventually, the ambition of First Cut Lab is to enhance the audience opportunities of the films.

Transilvania International Film Festival - First Cut Lab


Transilvania International Film Festival - First Cut Lab