SKOKAN by Petr Václav - First Cut Lab

Skokan by Petr Václav – First Cut Lab Trieste 2016


First Cut Lab Karlovy Vary 2021 was a programme designed for 2 long feature fiction films in editing phase from the Czech Republic or Slovakia. This year’s workshop took place during the 55. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

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:

Marjorie Bendeck (Germany) – Film Consultant

Virginie Devesa (France) – Sales Agent – Alpha Violet

Laure Parleani (France) – Sales Agent – TOTEM Films

Edvinas Pukšta (Lithuania / Poland) – Programmer – Tallinn Black Nights


Consultant editor from First Cut Lab chosen were:

Maya Maffioli (Italia / England)


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.


Karlovy Vary Logo - First Cut Lab 2021


Karlovy Vary Logo - First Cut Lab 2021