RE-ACT Workshop

Call for First Cut Lab RE-ACT Autumn 2020

First Cut Lab RE-ACT is a consultancy program designed for feature films in editing phase from Croatia, Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Serbia and Slovenia.
  The program is made in collaboration and with the financial support of the RE-ACT initiative, making it possible for the absence of tuition fee for the participating projects.

The selected teams (director/producer/editor) are offered a creative framework, both benevolent & challenging, where to discuss and explore the artistic potential of their films. They screen their rough cut in a private session, and receive expert feedbacks from three international film industry advisors, as well as tailor-made advice from a consultant editor.

Once the workshop is over, they receive 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.

Deadline for submission: 15. November 2020

The workshop will take place online during the period from the 1st of December 2020 to 15th of January 2021. The core of the Lab takes place over two consecutive days, and the exact dates will be chosen in agreement with the selected teams to best answer the needs of their films.

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 this form.
Please find here below the complete guidelines and detailed info about the submission process.

Applications must be sent to:


Please note: the deadline for submitting a project to First Cut Lab RE-ACT Autumn 2020 is November 15, 2020.
In order to submit your application and the required material, you need to complete the submission form. All application materials and subtitles should be in English.

Submissions should include: A complete online submission form in English and video material with a minimum duration of 30 minutes and with English subtitles. The video material submitted can be selected scenes, a first assembly or a rough cut with a minimum duration of 30 minutes.
The video is mandatory to be available via streaming service password protected (e.g. Vimeo). No transfer services or cloud storage is accepted.
Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

The project should be a feature film with international market potential - minimum length of 70 minutes.
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.
Projects should be new or recent. Projects should not have been presented at any public screenings. The project can be in different stages of post-production, though it is highly recommended to be in early editing phase. The project should have a director and/or majority or minority producer from Croatia, Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Serbia or Slovenia.

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 RE-ACT 2020” together with the First Cut Lab logo and RE-ACT logo.