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 2015
“The WIP Lab is a space which is committed to creating powerful conversations
and to cause breakthroughs. We invented a whole new way to look at our narrative
structure. However, I would recommend longer sessions, especially when we
are editing, and also to have all WIP participants interact with each other and be
introduced to support each other. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to attend
the lab. It was priceless.”