There are many good films, but only a few of them become exceptional. What makes the difference? dok.incubator, an international documentary rough-cut workshop, provides six-month long individual tutoring for the creative teams regarding their films by top European editors, producers and distributors from the rough-cut stage to the release.
One of the most prestigious such festival in Central and Eastern Europe, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will host the international premiere of Game Over, DOK.Incubator 2014 project of Alba Sotorra (Gaia Audiovisuals).
A disturbing close-up to Djalal, an only child of a middle class Spanish family, eversince admired and spoiled by his parents. The lover of any kind of weapons decides to fulfill his fantasies and goes to the Afghan War, but discovers that reality doesn’t match his boyish dreams. Djalal returns to his parents home to realize that nothing is the same. The economic crisis struck his family and he is forced to take action.
Will he realize that the game is over and that it’s time to grow up? It’s time for one of one of the oldest A-list film festivals to discover it.
The 2014 DOK.Incubator film THE QUEEN OF SILENCE (Poland) was awarded on Saturday by the THE SILVER HORN for the director of the best feature-length documentary film – Agnieszka Zwiefka.
The jury agreed the issue of a minority within a minority was presented in such a refreshing and entertaining way, lending even more weight to its universal relevance, that the audience could not remain indifferent to Denisa’s unwavering ambition to survive and her joy of life. Particular attention has been dadicated to the versatile camerawork and editing for a film we recommend especially to young audiences.
Moreover, the Polish Society of Cinematographers Award for the Best Cinematography funded by Chimney Poland went to Aleksander Duraj i Armand Urbaniak for the choreography of film´s dancing scenes…
Since Sat 6th untill Wednesday 10th June we´ll be happy to meet you at Sheffield Doc festival. For sure, you´ll meet us , at ITN Source Showroom 4, attending the screening of 16 Years Till Summer! Join us…
Alumni of the 2013 DOK.Incubator, the producer of Men With Balls, Judit Stalter´s company – Laokoon Film, specifically her fellow producers Gabor Sipos and Gabor Rajna have just received Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival with her new feature film SAUL FIA (SON OF SAUL). The film has received also the Fipresci Competition Award and Vulcan Award for the sound design. Congratulations!
Both established and debute filmmakers gain a precious feedback from a forum of internationally established colleagues, enlarge their professional network, get the opportunity to develop the dramaturgy, financing and distribution strategy, discuss how to reach a wide audience and experience the competition they aim to succeed in.
We are happy our 2014 participating project GAME OVER /ES, DE/ is concluded and celebrates its national premiere at Malaga Film Festival this Saturday 18th April in Teatro Echegaray at 19:30h in official documentary section. The movie will also be screen in Panorama section of Documenta Madrid in May 1st and 2nd.
The story of Djalal, obsessed with war toys since childhood, who goes to the Afghan War, to discover that reality might be far from his boyish dreams – is in the last round of talks with a couple of European sales agents and heads to its international premier in summer.
In 2015, we received a record number of the applications, from all over the world. After the enlargement of DOK.Incubator to the US market last year, dozens of projects from Southern America, Asia and United States applied. It was extremely difficult to choose among them and the committee decided to keep their variety to the last selection – by supporting mainly European filmmakers bringing the stories from exotic locations.
The complex story of Uisdean’s returns to his village after 16 years in prison, beautifully shot at the edge of a Highland loch is going to open up to the international audience.
18th April, the official premiere takes place at VISIONS DU REEL festival in Nyon…
The team has been working at 2013 edition of DOK.Incubator very hard, to tell the controversial, and in the same time emotionally and aesthetically astonishing story of a convicted murderer, who comes home to nurse his dying father. Not being able to bring a past to build their future on, he does bring the promise of a new start and, foolishly or not, those who love him put their faith in that. A new start is, after all, hard not to fall in love with.
12th International documentary human rights festival has just ended. During the awards ceremony, held on March 26th in Cinema House in Kyiv, the Audience Award went to My Home, the film of Jiří Stejskal (nutprodukce, CZ), DOK.Incubator participating film from 2013.
The story of a struggle of Natasha Yurchenko, who used to live in a small village before developers decided to rebuild the area into a modern district. Her neighbors have been expelled and Natasha’s family including her two husbands, four children, seven pigs and a herd of goats are trapped between the skyscrapers. What will be the cost of fighting for her farm, her way of life, her belief?
the film premiered at Ji.hlava IDFF in 2014 and has been screen at a couple of festivals since then including One World HRFF in Prague.
DOK.Incubator participants from both 2013 and 2014 meet at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival:
Chuck Norris vs.Communism is a thrilling story of a young Romanian translator who secretly dubbed thousands of Hollywood blockbusters to get them to the audience, which might get arrested by the communist regime for simple watching foreign films. The Queen of silence instead tells a captivating story of Denisa, who´s able to turn the complicated and often sad realities od a 9 years old deaf Roma girl into an enchanted Bollywood stage.
Strong stories, impressive festival run in both cases..Fingers crossed, ladies!