First Cut Lab Nouvelle-Aquitaine - Full Circle Lab


First Cut Lab Nouvelle-Aquitaine 2022 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:


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


Submissions open

July 1st, 2022

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The exact dates of the workshop were chosen in agreement with the selected teams to best answer the needs of their films. The workshop takes place during the period from the August 1st to November 30th, 2022

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.


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