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, producers, world sales agent and an editor. These advisors provide valuable feedback on the edit with aim of helping the filmmaker achieve an accomplished final cut of the film. The Work-in-Progress Lab is open only for Fiction Features aiming for a theatrical release. A maximum of five films are selected for this Lab.
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 which takes place at the Film Bazaar itself.
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.
WIP Lab 2017
Film Bazaar’s reputation is only surpassed by the generosity and care they show towards the films they painstakingly select, and it is this commitment and integrity that attracts delegates from all over the world every year to see what the Bazaar has to offer. I regard ‘Work-in-Progress Lab’ as that precious incubator that ensured that my baby got the nurturing it needed, until it was strong enough to interact with the world.