from The Getaway King by Mateusz Rakowicz


First Cut Lab Poland was a programme designed for 2 long feature fiction films in editing phase from Poland, supported by the Polish Film Institute. Selected producer/director teams screened their rough cut in a private session and received expert feedback on their edit from international film professionals (creative producers, festival programmers, sales agents, etc) as well as tailor-made advice from a consultant editor.


The industry advisors for this edition were:

Frédéric Boyer (France) – Artistic director of Tribeca FF & Les Arcs FF 

Gal Greenspan (Israel/Australia) – Co-Managing Director, Sweetshop & Green

Gabor Greiner (Germany) – Sales Agent at Films Boutique

Wendy Mitchell (UK) – Journalist at Screen International

Paz Lazaro (Spain) – Programmer at Berlinale

Derk-Jan Warrink (The Netherlands) – Producer at Keplerfilm

Maria Zamora (Spain) – Producer at Avalon


The main goal of the workshop was 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. The workshop took place online in July 2020, in cooperation with New Horizons International Film Festival’s industry event Polish Days.