There are many good films, but only a few of them become excellent. What makes the difference? dok.incubator, an international documentary rough-cut workshop, provides six-months of individual tutoring by top internationally-active editors, producers and distributors.

  • sharpen the final cut
  • emphasize the film’s international potential
  • prepare an innovative marketing strategy
  • plan a sophisticated distribution strategy
  • break into the international market

Time, money, and a lot of energy. dok.incubator supports documentary projects in the rough-cut stage, willing to work hard – and fly high!

For six months, the workshop inspires teams of eight selected films from all over the world, each represented by three team members (producer, director, editor).

They will be working intensively in the editing room, building a clever, tailor-made distribution plan and marketing strategy, as well as meeting with important international distributors, sales agents and festival representatives.

The workshop is divided into three one-week residential sessions:

  • April, Trest /CZ/ – ROUGH CUT
  • June, Slovakia /SK/ – FINE CUT
  • September, Malmö /SE/ – PRESENTATION

More than 20 experienced lecturers: producers, editors of award-winning films and creative PR and marketing experts will give you individual mentoring. Internationally-recognised tutors aim to inspire the participants to find their own way of telling the story – and how to sell it, afterwards.


The participating group is small, family-like. We strongly support each other and work together a lot. Your feedback, advice, and help is all welcome, just as your doubts, difficulties and questions. The group dedicated tutors and participants works very hard to step across the films´ limits. It´s an intensive period of blood, sweat, tears – and friendship.

The participation at the workshop DSC_0519requires a great deal of effort from each member of the team. It is necessary to be united, to be ready for new, challenging tasks. In the end, three participant projects, which make the biggest progress, win a dok.incubator AWARD (audio and video post-production valued at € 1.500).

Participation fee at the workshop is € 5.500 for the whole workshop (3 sessions), including the accommodation and lunches for the whole team. Additional scholarships are also available. For more information, please click here.