RE-ACT Workshop


First Cut Lab RE-ACT is a comprehensive consultancy & training program designed for feature films in editing phase from Croatia, Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Serbia and Slovenia. Films can be fiction or documentary.

The selected teams (director/producer/editor) are offered a creative framework, both protective & challenging, where to open up and to explore new artistic perspectives for their films. Participants receive expert feedbacks on their rough cut from three international film industry advisors, as well as tailor-made advice from a consultant editor. They are also provided with a memo report that can serve as guidance for further editing.

Editor consultants & Industry advisors will be defined according to the profiles of the films selected. Editor consultants will include top notch editors Benjamin Mirguet, Catalin Cristutiu, Agnieszka Glinska, and Maya Maffioli. An overview of regular Industry advisors of First Cut Lab can be found here:

First Cut Lab RE-ACT is made in cooperation and with the financial support of the RE-ACT initiative, notably allowing the absence of tuition fee for the participating projects.


Deadline for submission: 5 April 2024

The program will take place online, and each film will be workshopped within the period from 15 April 2024 to 30 September 2024.

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.
The exact dates of the Lab will be chosen in agreement with each selected team to best answer the needs of their films. A preferred period for the Lab should be mentioned in the application form.

N.B.: Projects potentially interested in First Cut Lab Re-Act 2024, but that are not able to provide video material by April, 5 2024 (e.g. because the principal photography of the film is not over, or because it has not taken place yet), should still fill out the application form and apply by this deadline. If eligible, they will be contacted by First Cut Lab to agree on a specific deadline to provide their video material.

Another call will be published later in 2024 with submission deadline on September, 2024 for projects to be workshopped between October 2024 and March 2025.


All applications must include:
— complete application form and video material not less than 30 minutes long. In order to submit your application and the required material, you need to fill out the form.
Please find here below the complete guidelines and detailed info about the submission at the following link:

Applications must be sent to:

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