WORK IN PROGRESS LAB
The Work-in-Progress Lab gives selected filmmakers a chance to screen the rough cut of their film to an eminent panel of international advisors, which include a film festival director, film critic, producers and editors. These advisors provide valuable feedback on the edit with the aim of helping the filmmaker achieve an accomplished final cut of the film. The Work-in-Progress Lab is open only to fiction features in the rough cut. A maximum of five films are selected for this Lab each year.
The Director and Editor of the selected film screen their rough cuts to the panel of advisors and receive an intense one-on-one feedback. The international editor assigned to the film then guides the Director and Editor of the selected film through two sessions of the Editing Lab.
Since its inception in 2008, the Work-in-Progress Lab has moulded films which have gone on to premiere at top international film festivals and receive critical acclaim.
The past two editions of Work-in-Progress Lab 2021 took place online and were a huge success. This year, the Work-in-Progress Lab will take place during Film Bazaar in Goa.
Director, Eeb Allay Ooo!
WIP Lab 2018
“The Work-in-Progress Lab at NFDC Film Bazaar provided us a platform to present our film to a larger audience of festival programmers, sales agents as well as fellow filmmakers. The lab presented us with an opportunity to interact with mentors… Looking back now, the WIP Lab has proved to be one of the most important junctures for the journey of our film. I hope the lab continues to support independent filmmakers in the future as well.”