Rough Cuts is a market event specifically for factual film and series content nearing completion.
The aim of the programme is to assist near-complete projects as they prepare to go to market. The programme is open to submissions of feature films, one-off and series projects, but not shorts.
The 2021 Rough Cuts programme included a two-day Lab (13 – 14 August) on deliverables, EPKs, marketing and presentation materials. Mentors worked with the project teams both as a group and one-to-one to help improve all the collateral supporting a project.
On 24 – 25 September, project teams presented their projects to a panel of commissioners, distributors, festival directors and programmers, publicists and sales agents. Project teams also tool one-to-one meetings with decision-makers.
Submissions to Rough Cuts are now closed.
Congratulations to the folllowing projects selected for Rough Cuts 2021:
Crazy Bloody Greens
presented by Bryce Groves
Hens’ Teeth: A Box of Birds
presented by Tracey Savage and Kate Jason Smith
I of the Water: The Unwritten Life of Sia Figiel
presented by Kimberlee Bassford
Off the Rails
presented by Peter Day
Revolt She Said
presented by Louise Lever
Rohe Kōreporepo / The Swamp the Sacred Place
presented by Kathleen Gallagher
The Place of Exception:
Vietnamese Refugee Camps in the Taiwan Strait
presented by Asio LIU Chihsiung
The Siren Song
presented by Eden Bernal Ponce and Polly Yeung
presented by Lou Wang-Holborn and Luka Yuanyuan Yang