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
Being a self-taught filmmaker, my craft as well as my stories have always relied heavily on what I could imbibe from what is immediately around me. The WIP lab in this regard gave me new tools to think out of the box, and gave me a nudge to look at my film from different perspectives – and understand my very local story in a global context… I thank Film Bazaar for this fabulous opportunity.