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DOK.Incubator scholarship to promising Czech documentary projects!

Would you like to hear a second opinion on your rough-cut or edited scenes from award-winning filmmakers? DOK.Incubator will bring renowned dramaturgists, producers, distributors and representatives of the biggest film festivals to the workshop’s second session taking place in Telč, 2 – 9 September, 2014.FOTO 5

Czech filmmakers with international ambitions can apply with their films until 30 June on the DOK.Incubator website. At the workshop, they will have the opportunity to work on their financing strategy, marketing or distribution and talk to colleagues who achieved international success about the story-telling options for their film. Apart from these individual consultations, they can join the programme of the workshop such as lectures, open discussions about festival and distribution strategy, marketing and engaging future audience.

DOK.Incubator 1st session starting on Thursday!

In just a few days, the first workshop session of DOK.Incubator starts in Cracow, Poland. The selected participating films will get individual mentors for more than half a year – from May to November, to work intensively on the editing, production, marketing and distribution of their films. DOK.Incubator doesn´t hire career teachers, but we are keen to match the new talents, present at the workshop, with the top from the professional active film-makers, like Emmy and Cannes Critique Grand Prix awarded editor Per K. Kirkegaard /DK/, editor of “Stranded” (IDFA  winner 2007) Claudio Hughes /FR/, award-winning producer of “Monastery”, “Free the Mind” or “Ai Weiwei the Fake Case”, self-distribution expert Sigrid Dyekjær /DK/ or sales people like Stefan Kloos/DE/, CEO of Rise and Shine. All of those will be present at the first workshop session to make the participants ready to break into the international market, when DOK.Incubator will be over…

DOK.Incubator 2014 projects has been selected!

Surprising topics, exceptional young talents and very experienced filmmakers – those are the participants of this year DOK.Incubator.

They have much in common: the filmmakers have already spent years working on them, they know their characters very well and have a close relationship with them. Nevertheless, they haven´t lost their critical distance and bring often very controversial testimonies.

Always Together” /CZ/, “Drifter” /HU/, “Aunty” /IT,BE/, “The Legacy” /NL/, “The Other Side of Everything” /RS/, “The Promise” /DE/, “The Beekeeper´s Family” /CA,CH/ and “The Queen of Spades” /PL/ have all already an amazing film material in their editing rooms. Now, for half a year, they will work on their stories in order to be able to tell all their layers and to bring them to as wide audience as possible.

Watch their first trailers and stills at Projects of 2014

Conquer new audience! Wednesday March 26th in Warsaw /PL/

There is a lot of noise out there, thousands of films made every year, hundreds competing for the same audience, tens on a similar topic to the yours. How can you build a closer relation to our audience? How can you increase the awareness, get people to talk about our film – and conquer an audience which would perhaps not come to cinema otherwise?

DOK.Incubator /CZ/ in cooperation with Wajda School School /PL/ invited renowned Danish PR expert Freddy Neumann and the “Monastery” producer Sigrid Dyekjær to Warsaw to deal with this topics and provide filmmakers with concrete tools of modern branding and strategic communication.

The session takes place in Kino Kultura, Warsaw (PL), March 26th from 10:00 to 12:00.

DANCE FOR ME broadcasted in the USA!!!

Soon, P.O.V., USA television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films, is bringing to the wide American audience our 2012 participating project Dance For Me… This is “DOK.Incubator´s” first and very important POV acquisition, due to the new partnership, launched between DOK.Incubator, POV and IFP in 2013. From the 2014 edition and on, we will send every year the project from the workshop with the biggest potential for the US audience to the IFP Independent Week in New York.plakat_dance


DOk.Incubator is calling for participants, willing to work hard – and fly high.

The DEADLINE for submissions is March 3rd!

For half a year more than 20 experienced lecturers will inspire eight selected films from all over Europe, each represented by three team members (producer, director, editor). They will be working vigorously in the editing room, building a clever, tailor-made distribution plan and marketing strategy, as well as meeting with important international distributors. The workshop is divided into three week-long residential sessions:

May 18th -25th Krakow /PL/ = ROUGH CUT

August 24th – 31st Bratislava /SK/ or Prague /CZ/ (TBC) = FINE CUT

October 25th – 30th Leipzig /DE/ = PRESENTATION


Men With Balls premiering at IDFA TODAY!

Immagine a Hungarian village, situated on a dead-end road. It has a population of only 126, and there is 98% unemployment. Could energetic Mayor Ignác put his poor village on the map??? Will the EU funded tennis court and bio-gardening program do the trick? MEN WITH BALLS, our 2013 project, is premiering at IDFA today…Join the director, producer and charismatic Mayor Ignác at 19:30,Tuschinski 4

Meet us at IDFA!

We are coming to IDFA from Saturday 23rd to Wednesday 27th…If anybody interested in the workshop program, considering the possibility to apply, want to know more about our films and their path: we will be happy to meet you and talk…Send us an e-mail to, let´s book a meeting…