Rough Cut Lab Africa


2023

A perennial virtual editing lab that supports filmmakers in the editing, story construction phase of their films. RCLA gives African filmmakers an opportunity to have their films in dialogue with intelligent and caring expert readers. Consultants range from editors to directors to academics to programmers, recognising that to ‘read story’ is not just an editorial discipline. This space allows the collaboration of filmmakers and consultants to be open to experimentation and practical solutions at a time when new and fresh thinking is invaluable. RCLA is a Pan-African continental wide network of filmmakers and film readers dedicated to supporting African stories.

2022

A perennial virtual editing lab that supports filmmakers in the editing, story construction phase of their films.

2021

RCL gives South African filmmakers an opportunity to have their films in dialogue with intelligent and caring expert readers.

2017

The inaugural RCL was initiated to allow the collaboration of filmmakers and consultants to be open to experimentation and practical solutions at a time when new and fresh thinking is invaluable.