Come and watch the World history in the making! Tonight, our 2013 project The Agreement, is opening the F:ACT competition at CPH:DOX. EU chief negotiator Robert Cooper has to settle an agreement on stabile co-existence between Kosovo and Serbia. Stakes are high but in spite of the seriousness of the negotiations, they turn out to be surprisingly funny and carried out with style and charm by these three fantastic characters. Scheduled at CPH:DOX for TODAY, November 8th, 18.00 (Bremen Teater),11/11 and 13/11.
We invite you all to join our DOK.Incubator Preview at DOK Leipzig festival…
After half a year of intensive work on editing, targeting and distribution, tutored by top European film experts poetic, funny, disturbing, intimate 2013 DOK.Incubator films introduce themselves…
The Agreement is an exclusive insight to the diplomacy behind the scenes, while the last territorial conflict in Europe is being solved. A Faustian story of a Russian cardiologist, selling his soul to Putin in order to build up a better clinic for his patients, tells Cardiopolitika. A tragicomedy Men with Balls, already selected for IDFA, follows a tiny Roma village struggling for the bread. Will the EU funded tennis court do the trick there? Okhwan, in his Mission Impossible fights for re-unifying Korea. He is not scared of a meaningful death, but of a meaningless life. Intimate and disturbing My Farm is My Castle observes closely the limits of maternal love and manipulation and 16 Years til Summer go throw a painful return of the prodigal son to a small village in a dramatic Scottish loch landscape. The Life of a Butterfly follows the auto destruction of a fighter, who dreamed reach the very top: but his body is refusing to keep on fighting. Chuck Norris vs. Communism blows the lid on an underground operation that took Romania by storm and played a crucial part in the 1989 Revolution.
Since this year, DOK.Incubator and Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) are cooperating. A film from DOK.Incubator 2014 will travel to the Independent Week and our special guest, the film In Country is coming right now to the 3rd Workshop Session during DOK Leipzig. A deep journey into the world of Vietnam War re-enacting reveals a disturbing question: if war is hell, why would anyone want to spend their weekends there?
9 different viewpoints of controversial topics of our reality,
9 stunning films just before their release!
October 30th 2013
Kabarett Leipziger Pfeffermühle
Join us on Wednesday in cinema Lumiere in Bratislava, to attend a case study of Sigrid Dykjaer and Freddy Neumann, showing how from a peripheal topic, like the brain research, grows up a film with a wide audience coming to cinemas in both Europe and USA. What are the opportunities for a producer to start the international career of his fim? How the marketing communication can be arranged in order to invite very different groups of people for your film? Come, take a glass of wine and a snack with us and discuss with the renowned experts..
We are happy to announce we have recieved the support from MEDIA Mundus programme and from the next year we are cooperating with Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), sending one of our participating films to the INDEPENDENT WEEK in New York! It will enable a direct access of our participants to the US´ audience and film market.
This Friday, July 19th we are all leaving for 2 weeks. Hope to hear from you soon, after August 6th. Enjoy a nice summer, let´s keep in touch via facebook or e-mails…
Leave the paper! Let´s pilot…
The pilomaking, a new approach to the dramaturgy and presentation of the documentary projects makes part of a huge recent success of the Danish films…
Paperwork supposed to be the tax for the financing for a film: write a treatment, add a script, describe director´s motivation statement…but a documentary cannot really be programmed by the desk! All that words anyway can´t ever express precisly what is the film about. Why not to dedicate your time to the film – instead of paperwork? Successful Danish documentary producers found the way out of it: their films have no treatment, no script; they are shot and edited from the very beginning. Pilots are not trailers, they don´t sell a finish film, but express the essence of a film (in development), help the director to understand better the topic, main characters, his own approach: directors clear the idea, producers understand better and the funds accept them instead of tons of paper!
Sigrid Dyekjær /DK/
Producer – Danish Documentary
Sigrid Dyekjær is one of the most experienced producers in Denmark both in national documentary films, but also international financing, producing and distribution. She was the producer of ”The Monastery”, winner of the Joris Ivens Award at IDFA in 2006, nominated for a European Film Award and many other Awards.
The Open Forum takes place in Warsaw, during the Planet/Docs Festival, cinema Iluzjon, 14:00
Observers are active members of all the three workshop sessions, get one-on-one meetings to discuss their own ideas and projects, and take part at plenary lessons, screenings and group work. It ´s an opportunity to get a close access to the process of the last stage film development and a place of networking.
Our 2012 participating project has just been awarded in Sofia International Film Festival… After the “Best Georgian Film” at Tbilisi Festival and the “Best Directing” at Sundance International Documentary Competition, this film got another prove of the quality we all know already from its rough-cut stage in May 2012! 🙂
Apply right now for a 2013 workshop edition!