VdR–Rough Cut Lab is a workshop that presents a selection of feature length projects at a finishing stage. It is a springboard for creative documentaries that are seeking specific feedback and advice on their most up-to-date rough cut.

The Rough Cut Lab supports filmmakers in the moment of editing and helps them find the best way to finish their films. Four rough cuts are discussed together with the film team alongside tutors (experienced editors and industry professionals) during a workshop session. Attending individual meetings allows the project teams to also connect with potential financing and distribution partners.

4 projects are invited to participate in the VdR–Rough Cut Lab 2023:
→ Discover the 2023 projects

Our call for projects is now closed. The next call for projects will open in September 2023.

VdR–Rough Cut Lab’s workshop sessions are open to the film team alongside tutors only (experienced editors and industry professionals).

For further information regarding this activity, we invite you to read our Terms and Regulations.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at industry@visionsdureel.ch.

Since 2012, more than 40 projects were invited to participate in the VdR–Rough Cut Lab:

→ Discover the projects archive

Tutors 2023

Marta Andreu

– Other Profession

Paolo Benzi


Okta Film

Jordana Berg

Other Profession

Yaël Bitton


Rough Cut Lab

Rada Sesic

Festival / Market

Sarajevo Film Festival

Myriam Sassine


Abbout Productions