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 project should be intended as a creative mid-length or feature-length documentary
  • The shooting must be finished and a first editing achieved
  • We will focus the selection on first and second time filmmakers

Awards 2019

Rough Cut Lab 2019 awards: to be announced soon.

Raggio Verde Subtitling Award 2018
Best Rough Cut Lab project

Up To Down
Nazareno Manuel Nicoletti


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

Call for projects

The project submissions for Rough Cut Lab 2019 are now closed!

Thank you!

Terms & Conditions >


Gudula Meinzolt

Head of Industry
+41 22 365 44 53