Surprising topics, exceptional young talents and very experienced filmmakers joined the first DOK.Incubator session in Cracow, Poland.
It hasn’t been easy to deal with the expectations after the successful 2012 and 13 editions of DOK.Incubator when the participating films have been competing at important festivals globally. At Leipzig, we have seen e.g. The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear /GE/, The Last Black Sea Pirates /BG/, My Stuff /FI/, Dance For Me /DK/.
Nevertheless, this year collection of the participating projects doesn’t fall behind on anything. A real femme fatale who devoured countless men falls in love with her own grandson, the director of the film she’s the main protagonist of: A Family Affair /NL/. The director of Aunty /IT, BE/ aims to re-connect a difficult relationship between his mum and her aging sister, divided by an old secret. A Roma guy with a big dream to organize village rally competition with his makeshift BMW is the main character of Drifter /HU/. A little deaf girl from an illegal Roma settling, who escapes the brutal reality of everyday life into the world of Bollywood movies is the main protagonist of Queen of Spades /DE-PL/ and Beekeeper’s Family /CH/ brings humorously the generational and urban-rural dilemmas faced by millions of families in today China. While the Spanish economy is falling down, Djalal’s family is losing everything, and he turn from the virtual warrior to a real soldier in Afghanistan. Will the main character of War Games /ES/ mature? Always Together /CZ/ is a disturbing story of a father, who brings the family out of any comfort and consumerism. Who’s permitted to refuse the father’s dream?
Next time, all the projects meet in Telč, Czech Republic from 2nd till 8th September, to get the first test screenings with sales and festival people. To this workshop session, also Czech filmmakers are invited to work on the dramaturgy of their films, a financing strategy, marketing or distribution under a supervision of DOK.Incubator tutors.