from Wild Roots by Hajni Kis – First Cut Lab Trieste 2020


First Cut Lab Trieste was a programme designed for 3 long feature fiction films in editing phase from the focus countries of WEMW 2021: Israel and ItalyEspecially, First Cut Lab was encouraging minority co-productions with Italy to apply for the Lab.

The workshop took place from 24-28 January 2021. 

The selected teams (director/producer/editor) were offered a creative framework, both benevolent & challenging, where to discuss and explore the 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 a consultant editor.

Once the workshop was over, they 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 potential of the films.