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
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.