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A Family Affair selected for European Film Awards!

Fantastic news – A Family Affair (DOK.Incubator 2014) by Tom Fassaert (director), Wout Conijn (producer) and Claudio Hughes (editor) has been selected for the European Film Awards! Congratulations!

After premiering as the opening film for IDFA in 2015, A Family Affair continues to have an incredible festival run, from winning the IDFA Competition for Feature-Length Documentary as well as the Special Jury Mention, to Best Film Award in the International Competition at Biografilm Film Festival 2016 only a few weeks ago.

This is the second DOK.Incubator project to be selected for the EFA after Drifter /HU, DE/ by Gábor Hörcher last year.

Find out more about the EFA selected documentary projects here:

http://www.europeanfilmawards.eu/en_EN/15-documentaries-selected-for-european-film-awards

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Banyak Films fund to invest £5000 to develop a documentary about the issues of housing in Europe

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Banyak Films (UK) have started an investment fund to develop ideas. The first will be around the issues of housing in Europe and they have £5000 for a filmmaker to develop a pitch and trailer with them.

In brief

  • Banyak Films have a development fund and their first round is for a feature film on housing in Europe.
  • They want to work with a filmmaker to develop an idea, a treatment and taster material/pilot.
  • They have £5000 UKP to give to a filmmaker to do this.
  • The eventual films will be of international interest aimed at cinema and European TV.
  • Ideas to be sent to: housing@banyak.co.uk
  • Find below the invitation to pitch ideas.

Banyak Films Feature Development Fund Brief – EUROPE (1)

 

Double success of Dreaming of Denmark: Amnesty International Award and the second prize at Giffoni International Film Festival

Big congratulations! Dreaming of Denmark (DOK.Incubator 2016) by Michael Graversen (director), Rebakka Jørgensen, Sofie Steenberger (editors) and Lise Saxtrup, Sofie Rørdam (producers)  has just won the Amnesty International Award at the 2016 Giffoni Film Festival for its portrayal of an illegal immigrant after being refused asylum in Denmark. Moreover, the film was given the 2nd prize in the main documentary competition at the same festival.

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Co-founder of DOK.Incubator, Claas Danielsen appointed head of MDM fund in Germany

Claas Danielsen, the creative direction and managing director of DOK Leipzig for the past ten years (2004-14), and co-founder of DOK.Incubator has just become the Chief of the Mitteldeutschen Medienförderung MDM, key funding body for projects realised – or co-produced by companies based in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia, Germany.

Claas Danielsenwas born in 1966 in the city of Hamburg and studied documentary film direction at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). Since 1999 Claas has been actively involved in the shaping the current documentary industry in Europe, by establishing education programmes (“Discovery Campus” – today: Documentary Campus in 1999, DOK.Incubator in 2011), he was a board member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dokumentarfilm (ag.dok) and of the European Documentary Network (EDN). Claas has served on many international festival juries and the selection committees of different German film and media funds and wored as the advisor to the European Film Academy.

Claas has been the DOK.Incubator´s Leading tutor since the programme was established in 2011. Together with DOK.Incubator director, Andrea Prenghyová, he was the author of the workshop’s concept and cooperated actively on the program of DOK.Incubator, scouting of the tutors, financing and organisation. In 2016, Claas has become the Leading Tutor of a long-term workshop for Central European filmmakers with projects in the shooting stage, organized by the DOK.Incuabtor team.

In the new role of a CEO of Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung Claas will be responsible for the annual budget of 12.8 million euros to support German filmmakers and audiovisual industry itself.

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Open Program in Smolenice

DOK.Incubator invites all filmmakers from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland to join our participants at open program in Smolenice first week in July. Panel discussions and lectures will mainly focus on festival dramaturgy, distribution and sales strategies.

Come to Smolenice and meet sales agents such as Heino Deckert, Petr Jäger or Maëlle Guenegues and festival programmers Joost Daamen from IDFA and Caroline Libresco from Sundance, and many others!

The working language is English and the program is for free. If you want to attend, please, RSVP to hana@dokincubator.net till June 30, 2016.

Program
Monday, July 4
9:00 – 11:00 Distribution: Evolution of the Revolution (Peter Jäger)

Tuesday, July 5 – Distribution Day
9:30 – 13:00 Who needs a distributor? Producers in the distribution process (Ulla Simonen, Heino Deckert,  Maëlle Guenegues, Peter Jäger)
14:30 – 16:00 Festival’s strategy/broadcasters? (Peter Jäger)
16:00 – 18:00 Festival´s Backstage (Joost Daamen (IDFA), Caroline Libresco (Sundance), Ondřej Moravec (One World)

Friday, July 8
9:30 – 12:30 Fishing in the Big Pond. Distribution morning with sales agents (Ulla Simonen, Maëlle Guenegues, Heino Deckert)

 

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Heino Deckert
Deckert Distribution

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Maëlle Guenegues
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Peter Jäger
AUTLOOK Filmsales

 

This programme was supported by:

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Grand Prix of Docs Against Gravity goes to … Ukrainian Sheriffs!

Ukrainian Sheriffs /UA/ by Roman Bondarchuk and Darya Averchenko keep their  successful run along festivals. This time Sheriffs win the Grand Prix at Docs Against Gravity (Warsaw, Poland). 

Ukrainian Sheriffs (DOK.Incubator 2015) have already got Special Jury Award Feature Length Competition IDFA 2015, trevelled to Hot Docs 2016, Zagreb Dox, One World HRFF 2016, Sofia IFF 2016, Tempo Documentary Festival, Thessaloniki IDFF 2016, Bergamo Film Meeting, One World Romania, Sarasota International Film Festival, Millenium International Documentary Film Festival,  DOK Munich, Go East.

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DOK.Incubator unveils selected Slovak projects

Four Slovak projects will be attending the upcoming workshop in Smolenice, Slovakia. The directors, editors and producers will work on the dramaturgy, editing and have individual consultations with our tutors. The selected projects are Lovely Oil Homeland (director Dominik Jursa), Never Happened (director Barbora Berezňáková), Peace To You All (director Juraj Mravec) and Swedes From a Slum (director Katarína Farkašová). Learn more about the projects here.

 

 

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This programme was supported by:

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A Family Affair wins at Biografilm Festival!

After 4 extraordinary days and nights at Biografilm Festival | International Celebration of Lives| International Celebration of Lives, the jury awarded A Family Affair by Tom Fassaert with the Best Film award in the International Competition.

Biografilm Festival (Bologna, Italia) it is the only international event entirely committed to promote and support biographies and life tales. The Festival brings the best selection of biopics, documentaries and short films produced every year on an international basis.

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Meet the festival programmers in Smolenice

During the DOK.Incubator workshop we have prepared an open program for all film professionals which will be held on Tuesday July 5, 2016 in Smolenice Castle. Panel discussions and lectures will focus mainly on distribution, promotion of films and festival strategies.

Come and meet Joost Daamen from IDFA, Caroline Libresco from Sundance and others!

The working language is English and the program is for free. If you want to attend, please, RSVP to hana@dokincubator.net till June 30, 2016.

 

You can find more info about the workshop here.
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Joost Daamen

(IDFA, Netherlands)

 

IDFA is the biggest documentary festival in Europe and is each year visited by more than 3000 film professionals.

 

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(Sundance, USA)

 

Sundance Film Festival is the most famous festival of independent films in the USA.

 

 

 

This programme was supported by:

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Sdílejte s námi kancelář v centru Prahy!

DOK.Incubator se stěhuje do bytu z 19. století v centru Prahy s výbornou dopravní dostupností (Bolzanova 1, na zastávce tramvaje “Hlavní nádraží”) přebudovaného na kanceláře. Dvě místnosti (20 + 12m) spolu se sdílenou zasedačkou a kuchyňkou nabízíme k podnájmu neziskovkám, grafickým a jiným studiím, malým kulturním institucím. Od 1. června budou k dispozici za 14.000,- Kč včetně všech poplatků (které se odvíjejí od počtu osob v kanceláři).

Kancelář je tichá a světlá, nachází se ve 3. patře s výtahem, s okny do vnitrobloku. Za poplatek lze přikoupit parkovací stání přímo v domě – ve vnitrobloku je vybudovaná garáž.

Na fotografiích jsou kanceláře vybavené a používané původními majiteli, kteří se koncem května stěhují pryč…

V případě zájmu se nám co nejdříve ozvěte na adresu zofie@dokincubator.net či telefon 224241192.

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