Oasis by Ivan Ikic – First Cut Lab RE-ACT 2019 & First Cut+ Karlovy Vary 2020


First Cut Lab Netherlands was a consultancy program designed for two feature films in editing phase that have received selective support by the Netherlands Film Fund.

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

They screened their full rough cut in a private session and received expert feedback on their edit from international film advisers, as well as tailor-made advice from consultant editors. The discussions were moderated by editorial consultant Wim Vanacker.

Advisers chosen were:

Marina Gumzi (Slovenia) – Producer for NOSOROGI

John Nein (United States) – Senior Programmer for Sundance Film Festival

Justin Pechberty (France) – Producer, Distributor & Co-Founder for Les Valseurs

Angela Prudenzi (Italy) – Journalist & Film Critic

Ana Różalska (Poland) – Filmmaker, Producer & Head of Original Productions and co-productions – CANAL+ Poland

Ada Salomon (Romania) – HiFilm Productions and Micro FILM

Consultant editors from First Cut Lab chosen were:

Maya Maffioli (United Kingdom – Italy)

Matthieu Taponier (France – United Stated)

The Lab took place online in March and April 2021, and was financially supported by the Netherlands Film Fund.