Encounters Rough Cut Lab

Encounters Rough Cut Lab

In partnership with Refinery Post & VFX, National Film and Video Foundation and South African Guild Of Editors (SAGE), we invite filmmakers to submit their films to the 3rd Encounters Rough Cut Lab, to be held from 29 May – 12 June 2021.RCL aims to support South African films in the late offline story stage with directed consultation on story and character obstacles, as well as close consideration into the workings of the film. Successful candidates receive targeted support from The Refinery when they come to finishing.

Deadline: On or before 4pm (SAT), 16 April 2021. Submit to: pr@encounters.co.za with “Rough Cut Lab 2021” in the subject line.

Submission criteria:

– 70% completion prior to the lab- If the director’s project has been chosen the previous year, they are not eligible to enter the RCL in the following year- One page synopsis – Director and editor biographies – Online screener link and password to view the rough cut- One page each from the director and editor outlining the difficulties currently experienced with the film’s current structure and/or problematic areas in the story. Please include what has been achieved up to this point- Films need to be independent and feature length – 70 mins or above- Coherent log of material filmed and available up till this point

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