DOK.Incubator films at autumn festivals

Following the IDFA and DOK.Leipzig line-up publications, we are very proud to announce that eight DOK.Incubator films have been selected this autumn!

Four DOK.Incubator projects, three from this years’ workshop and one from 2015, will premiere at IDFA in November (16.11-27.11), bringing our total of films competing at the Dutch film festival to 16 out of 40 since DOK.Incubator’s creation in 2011.

Festival-goers will be introduced to Ivan, The Good Postman /FI, BG/, who has a vision. If he becomes mayor of his dying Bulgarian village, they will be saved – by welcoming refugees. The film will compete for Feature-Length Documentary, alongside fellow DOK.Incubator 2016 project: In Burning Out /BE, FR, CH/, director Jérôme Le Maire follows the staff of a famous Parisian hospital for two years. The employees are undervalued, overworked, imposed stringent efficiency and profitability targets, and on the verge of burning out.


tales-of-female-desireOur final project from 2016 at IDFA is a fascinating exploration of real female sexuality, as the two directors of Venus /DK, NO/ create a space for an intimate conversation about desire, lust, fantasy, shame and sexual freedom between young women. The film will feature in the IDFA Competition for First Appearance, where it will meet 2015 DOK Incubator project Amazona /CO/, following the journey of a mother and daughter to the Amazon to confront and heal the wounds inflicted by the past. 

Don’t miss two other projects from DOK.Incubator workshop 2015 at DOK.Leipzig (31.10-06.11). Cheer Up /FI, CA/, presented in the International Programme, takes us into the teenage lives of a team of Finland’s worst cheerleaders, who try their best to get better and look perfect whilst doing it, even though really, life feels like a train wreck. Finally, director Andrea Culková explores the inner driving force of art and the art market in a particularly provocative way in H*ART ON /CZ/, a film full of experimental fury and Czech humour selected for the Next Masters Competition.

For more information about the selected DOK.Incubator films click here

IDFA website

DOK.Leipzig website