Rough Cut Boutique 2012 Awards

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012


We are glad to announce the Rough Cut Boutique winners for 2012:

Selection for Cinelink Work In Progress and the chance to compete for Work-in-Progress Post Republic Award (80.000 EUR) and Work-in-Progress RestArt Award (20.000 EUR) goes to:

Totonel by Alexander Nanau, Strada Film, Romania

The FIFHD Geneva Human Rights Award (in the amount of 1500 EUR) goes to:

Ain’t No Cinderellas by Emel Celebi, ZeZe Film, Turkey

DokIncubator expert support goes to:

Naked / Basil in the Stone by Tiha Gudac, Factum, Croatia

It was a wonderful second edition of Rough Cut Boutique and all participants have moved forward in the finalization of their promising documentary projects. The working sessions were intensive and very productive. Probably the words of tutor Pola Rapaport depict the atmosphere in a most precise manner:

We all felt that the feedback from this unusual grouping was sharp and helpful to the filmmakers and their editors.
As a tutor at the workshop, I had the unique opportunity to work directly with each filmmaker on their project, outside the group. This gave us an intimacy we all felt, and it led to a wonderful bonding experience. The one-to-one work made an important impact on the films. In some cases, in a very short amount of time, we were able to solve significant editing problems and come up with ideas for sharpening and clarifying the projects.
A warm thank you to all participants, tutors, partners and the whole team which stands behind this so important initiative!

Congratulations to all awardees!

Rough Cut Boutique is an initiative of Balkan Documentary Center and Sarajevo Film Festival.

Docu Rough Cut Boutique is possible with the kind support of European Cultural Foundation.

More information on RCB page.