First Cut Lab Nouvelle-Aquitaine - Full Circle Lab

FIRST CUT LAB NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE 2021

First Cut Lab Nouvelle-Aquitaine 2021 is an initiative led in collaboration with Full Circle Lab Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

The programme is designed for 2 long feature films in editing phase. Only projects that already benefited from a production grant of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region or by the appointed departments, or a national grant for producers based in the Region are eligible.

Selected producer/director teams will screen their full rough cut in a private session and receive expert feedback on their edit from three top international film professionals (creative producers, festival programmers, sales agents, etc) as well as tailor-made advice from consultant editor Matthieu Taponier.

Consultant and industry advisors will be defined according to the profiles of the films selected. An overview of regular consultants of First Cut Lab can be found here: http://firstcutlab.eu/people/

 

The main goal is to foster the artistic potential of the selected rough cuts and, at the same time, to increase the sales, festival and circulation potential of the completed films.

For any further information you can contact us via email at nouvelle-aquitaine@fullcirclelab.org

 

Submission deadline:
21. June 2021

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DATES

Submissions are now open.
The deadline for submitting the entry form is 21. June 2021. 
Submitted projects will be contacted to define a deadline when to provide video materials. 

The exact dates of the workshop are chosen in agreement with the selected teams to best answer the needs of their films. The workshop takes place during the period from the 1. August to 30. November 2021
Each film is accompanied by First Cut Lab for a period of roughly 6 weeks, even though the core of the Lab takes place over two consecutive days. 

GUIDELINES
1. GENERAL GUIDELINES

Please note: the deadline for submitting a project to First Cut Lab Nouvelle-Aquitaine 2021 is 21. June 2021.

In order to submit your application, you need to complete the submission form
Applications must be sent to: nouvelle-aquitaine@fullcirclelab.org

The participation fee of First Cut Lab Nouvelle-Aquitaine 2021 is: €1.000 per film (+ VAT, if due).

2. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Submissions should include:

  • The application form (in English or in French if applicable);
  • The video material submitted can be selected scenes, a first assembly or a rough cut with a minimum duration of 30 minutes (with English or French subtitles if applicable).*

* Submitted projects will be contacted to define a deadline when to provide video materials

Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

The video is mandatory to be available via streaming service password protected (e.g. Vimeo). No transfer services or cloud storage is accepted.

3. SELECTION & ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Project can be in different stages of post-production, though it is highly recommended to be in early editing step. It should:

  • Be a feature film (fiction or documentary) – minimum length of 70 minutes
  • Be new or recent.
  • Have an international potential.
  • Not have been presented at any public screenings.

Only projects that already benefited from a production grant of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region or by the appointed departments, or a national grant for producers based in the Region are eligible.

First Cut Lab has no specific fixed criteria in terms of content and each project will be considered on its own merits. The main criteria for selection are the artistic & audience potential of the film, corroborated with the specific needs identified by the organizers in each project in regards to the specificity of the First Cut Lab workshop.

4. SPECIFIC CONDITIONS

Once a project has been selected, both director and producer should be available during the days of the Lab. The presence of the editor is recommended, but not compulsory.

Finished films that participated in First Cut Lab should mention First Cut Lab and display its logo in their credits. The following sentence should be mentioned in the credit list: This project participated in First Cut Lab Nouvelle-Aquitaine 2021 together with the First Cut Lab logo and the Full Circle Lab logo. The First Cut Lab logo pack can be downloaded here.

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