Rough Cut Lab

As part of Visions du Réel Industry, the Rough Cut Lab invites four film teams, with a creative documentary at finishing stage, to present their rough cut to industry professionals in order to get specific feedbacks and advices.

The idea is to support filmmakers in the moment of editing. Four rough cuts will be screened and discussed together with a tutor and a moderator, the film team and some selected experts during a working session. 

Selection criteria
We are looking for four singular and original documentary projects that combine artistic ambition and high visual quality. We are interested in presenting a wide spectrum of practices and approaches.

The projects will be reviewed by a selection committee.


The Raggioverde Subtitling Award, subtitle creation in one language, goes to the film project OUR DARK 70'S, by Ali Essafi. Congratulations!

Morocco, France | 80’
Ali Essafi – Cinemaat Productions | Marie-Clémence Paes – Laterit Productions
Expected release: June 2019

2019 Awards

Come and discover our 2019 Industry Awards here.


To see the detail of Rough Cut Lab projects selected during previous editions, take a look at our archives >

Submit a project >

Project submissions for Rough Cut Lab 2020 is now open!

All projects sent for preselection must be submitted through the online entry form on My VdR.

Terms and Conditions 2020 >

Submission deadlines

Last deadline: 15 December 2019


Gudula Meinzolt

Co-Head of Industry
+41 22 365 44 53

Violeta Bava

Co-Head of Industry
+54 11 6277 2949