dok.incubator is searching for documentary projects for 2018 edition!

The applications are now opened, for more information click here

Deadline for applications – January 31st 2018


Czech filmmakers can apply for regional mentoring programme until 15th March 2018. 
Applications will be opening shortly.

dok.incubator is an international workshop supporting directors, producers and
editors with late-stage documentary projects. Don’t miss the opportunity to develop your rough-cut into an outstanding feature film with a tailor-made release strategy!

Meet us at Jihlava IDFF, DOK.Leipzig or IDFA and find out more!

To arrange a meeting on following events, contact us at klara(at)

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival: 24th – 29th October
DOK.Leipzig:  30th October – 1st November
 IDFA: 16th – 21st November.


5 dok.incubator films at IDFA 2017!

After the Preview in Malmö, our fledgling films have now spread their wings, taken flight and headed south for the winter. We’re incredibly proud that the eggs we helped to hatch are already starting to build their own nests on the international scene.

IDFA 2017 Main Competition:

Director: Håvard Bustnes Editor: Anders Teigen Producer: Christian Falch

Sales contact: DR-Sales / Kim Christiansen

A close-up look at the women inside one of Europe’s most dangerous nationalist parties.


Director: Marta Prus Editor: Maciej Pawliński Producers: Maciej Kubicki, Anna Kępińska

Over the Limit portrays a young sportswoman on her journey to the Olympic gold. Will she reach the ultimate goal despite struggling with her ambitions and expectations of the extreme Russian training system?


Directors: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter Editor: Nóra Richter  Producers: Julianna Ugrin, Viki Réka Kiss

Co-producer: Erik Winker
Sales contact: Syndicado / Aleksandar Govedarica

A European woman has been kept by a family as a domestic slave for 10 years. She is one of over 45 million victims of modern day slavery today. Drawing courage from the filmmaker’s presence, she decides to escape the unbearable oppression and become a free person.


IDFA 2017 Mid-length competition:

Director: Petr Horký     Editor: Filip Veselý     Producer: Martin Juza

An automobile factory that was once the biggest and best of its kind in the former Soviet Union has turned into a financial nightmare. A Swedish manager with a lifetime of experience is expected to return it to prosperity in a big way. They meet in the city of Tolyatti, deep in the heart of Russia. And neither is willing to give in.
The Russian Job is a story of great plans and even greater absurdity told in beautifully crafted images.


IDFA 2017 Best from Fests:

Director, producer:
 Nanfu Wang
World Premiere: SXSW 2017 (Special Jury Recognition for Excellence in Documentary Storytelling; SXSW LUNA® Chicken & Egg Award)

Through the eyes of a 24-year-old drifter who intentionally chooses to live on the streets, Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang explores the meaning of personal freedom – and its limits.



And here’s what a few of this year’s participants have said about the 2017 workshop…

“This workshop gave new life to my film: just before the beginning of the workshop I didn’t know how to continue with the editing. The work with the mentors and fellow participants made the light come out and the sun shine once more.” 

“It’s the best place for networking. We met and bonded with more professionals than we could have imagined.” 

“I’ve never met this kind of organisation or people. It’s like a family and when you are part of it you have advantages.”