TWO DOK.Incubator FILMS AWARDED at IDFA 2014!!!

The closing ceremony of the 27th IDFA in Amsterdam’s Compagnietheate have just finished. From the three DOK.Incubator nominations, Drifter reached the AWARD at the First Appearance Competition and “Something Better to Come” has gained a Jury Special Award at the IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary…

18-year-old rebel Risci, who’s middle name might be “Trouble” has won the hearts of the jury by unruly, restlessly scaring up problem after problem. Driving cars without a license, theft and escaping from the cops are all just a part of his daily routine much for his parents’ despair…Drifter has first won the DOK.Incubator Award for the team’s devotion, focus, and hard work and has been granted by Sound mixing in the value of 3,000 EUR by B3 Studio (Bystrouska) Prague.

2013 DOK.Incubator observer Hanna Polak /PL/, the director “Something Better to Come” has been following her main character Yula for 14 years since she was 11 until she turns 25 on her way out of the Europe´s biggest garbage dump. Life is tough in the “Svalka”, but it’s also a place where beauty and humanity can arise from the most unlikely conditions. It is from this place that Yula dreams of escaping and changing her life, even if it seems impossible.

Beside the awarded projects, also Eva Tomanova´s debut “Always Together” /CZ/ portraying an unusual Czech family living with nine children has been nominated in the First Appearance competition.

Despite a super-successful autumn season, the 2014-15 festival run has just started: and other 4 films are being finished, right now.