29th April – 4th May // Donovaly, Slovakia // ROUGH CUT

Slovak programme: 3rd – 5th May

The first session aims to maximize the film’s potential. The workshop is focused on intensive individual editing sessions and work on a specific distribution strategy.

We start with a screening of the participants´ rough cuts, followed by a moderated discussion and in-depth analysis of the rhythm, character development, narrative structure and dramaturgy. Each participant is assigned a supervising tutor and chooses an additional ‘fresh eye’ consultant to work with on the editing, receives their feedback on the structure, dramaturgy and narration of the film and its potential for international audience. Consequently, every project develops during the workshop and the participants, as well as the tutors, see the results of their work immediately.

Meanwhile, the producers of the participating projects work on a rough distribution and festival strategy, searching for specific opportunities for their films within concrete territories, platforms or institutions. They prepare a proper timing, based on current situation of the film and receive feedback on their financing plans, attending case studies of the concrete possibilities of crowd-funding and other independent financing, using the social networks.

In between two workshops the participants are supposed to work intensively. They should:

  • achieve a near ‘final cut’ stage
  • prepare a concrete distribution and festival strategy to be discussed at the next session
  • have an idea about the first release of the film and its marketing, incl. its financial plan

Confirmed tutors for the 1st dok.incubator workshop 2019:

Grant Keir /UK/
Producer – Faction North, Ltd.

Grant Keir develops and produces feature films, TV drama, documentary and cross platform projects with a range of national and international partners. Grant attends all the major film markets and festivals and has an extensive network of national and international contacts in the film and TV world. Grant has produced films and TV programmes on four continents for broadcasters and financiers including BBC, C4, ARTE, ABC (Australia), UKFC, National Film Board of Canada, Screen Yorkshire, EM Media and NFM. Grant Keir was an active member of the Sheffield Docfest Board from 2005 – 2016 and is a graduate of the European Audio Visual Entrepreneurs (EAVE) professional producer training course. Grant specialised in coaching creative start up entrepreneurs in how to pitch more effectively to decision-makers, working for national clients. Grant went on to write, develop and produce award winning short films and many hours of documentaries for Faction North Ltd.

Sigrid Dyekjær /DK/
Producer – Danish Documentary


Sigrid Dyekjær has produced more than 20 documentary films during the last 16 years. She is one of the most experienced producers in Denmark when it comes to the financing and production of international documentary films. She also has experience with the serial format, both from ‘BUGS’ (2016) by Andreas Johnsen and ‘Scandinavian Star’ (in development) by Mikala Krogh. Because of her brilliant international track-record, and the great success of Hanna Polak’s ‘Something Better to Come’, Sigrid was accepted as a member in the renowned Producers Guild of America in 2016. In 2015, she was awarded the Ib Award, given by the Danish Directors Association to honor the best producer in the Danish film industry. Besides producing films and TV series, Sigrid teaches at the National Film School of Denmark and at dok.incubator, an initiative supported by MEDIA. She also delivers masterclass lectures in documentary filmmaking at film schools around the world.

Stephan Krumbiegel /DE/

Stephan Krumbiegel is an experienced editor for independent feature and documentary films. He has worked for many well acclaimed film makers in the area of Arthouse Cinema. A focus in his work is to question existing conventions and search for unique concepts in film montage, artistically and story wise. Stephan has been teaching at various film schools and international film programs for 20 years and is a professor at Babelsberg Film University since 2007. Together with six of his former students he has founded STUDIO IIIX, an artistic space for collaborative film editing based in Berlin.

Joëlle Alexis /BE/

Born in Belgium, Joelle Alexis is one of the top film editors based in Tel Aviv. She has been working on full length documentaries, as well as on fiction films, for over 20 years. Her works have been selected by festivals like Cannes, IDFA, Sundance, and many others. A few of the recent documentaries she has worked on are ‘Leftover Women’  (premieres at Tribeca and Hotdocs 2019), ʻMuhi- Generally Temporaryʼ (Best of Fest at IDFA 2017), and ʻTwilight of a Lifeʼ (Visions du Reel 2015). In recent years Joelle has been the editing consultant on documentaries like ‘Cine Morocco’ (Leipzig FF 2018), ʻSilasʼ (TIFF 2017), ʻBecoming Who I Wasʼ (Berlinale 2017). She tutors at the Sundance Edit Lab, Doc Campus, EsoDoc and is part of the RoughCutService team of consultants.

Audrey Maurion /FR/
Director, Editor

After being graduated in Philosophy, Audrey Maurion began her career as an editor. She has been working as a freelance editor for feature and documentary films since 1995. Among the award-winning documentaries she’s edited: the theater documentary A Specialist by Eyal Sivan and Rony Brauman, Conversation on a Sunday Afternoonby Khalo Matabane, The Siege by Rémy Ourdan and Patrick Chauvel and the recent series Slavery Routes directed by Fanny Glissant, Juan Gélas, and Daniel Cattier. She has co-directed the feature-lenght documentary I Love You All with Eyal Sivan. She has also directed Farewell Peasanta 52′ archive documentaryIn recent years Audrey has been editing consultant for various documentaries in South Africa, country in which she has tied links since 1997 and her involvement in the Step for the future project. She is currently working as co-writer and editor on a documentary mini-series for Arte and PBS about the Tiananmen massacre.

Thomas Krag /DK/

Educated as film editor from the national film school of Denmark, Thomas has been editing film and tv series, short films and documentaries for 25 years. He collaborated with Lars von Trier and many other Danish, as well as Swedish directors. Former feature film commissioner at The Danish Film institute, also the Danish Eurimages representative.

Thomas is the head of editing at the Danish School, tutoring students on developing and editing fiction and documentary projects. He is in charge of several seminars on editing / sound & music / title sequence. Thomas is currently working as supervising editor and tutor, giving master classes at film schools and Universities primarily in the Nordic region. Recently he has been teaching documentary students at the Norwegian film School in Oslo, where he also moderates a seminar on documentary editing together with Niels Pagh Andersen.

Mathias Noschis /CH-FI/
Alphapanda Ltd

Mathias Noschis is a film marketing strategist specialised in social media. He is the founder of Alphapanda, a film marketing agency with team members in Berlin, Warsaw and Geneva. Before founding Alphapanda, Mathias ran online promotional campaigns in several European territories for films such as “Toy Story 3”, “Black Swan” and “Piranha 3D”. He also used to work for the Swiss national film promotion agency. Alphapanda’s client list includes 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., the European Film Awards, Festival Scope and several independent producers, distributors and sales agents. Alphapanda’s recent projects span from fiction films “A Colony” (Berlinale ’19), “The Guest” (Locarno ’18), “Another Day of Life” (Cannes ’18), “Touch Me Not” (Berlinale ’18 Golden Bear) and “God’s Own Country” (Sundance ’17) to documentaries “Lemebel” (Berlinale ’19), “Hamada” (IDFA ’18), “Heartbound” (TIFF ’18) or Hollywood titles “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Isle of Dogs” (Berlinale ’18) and “Shape of Water” (Academy Award ‘18). Mathias is also a consultant for Creative Europe MEDIA and a marketing expert and tutor for organisations such as FOCAL, Locarno Industry Academy, Proimagenes Colombia and IFFR.

Joanna Solecka /PL/
Alphapanda Ltd

Warsaw based Marketing Strategist and Audience Design expert. Creative producer for shorts and documentaries. Film marketing tutor for the international training workshops for fiction and documentary filmmakers. Her carrier started at Wajda Studio and Wajda School in Warsaw where she worked for more than 10 years as the Head of PR, Festivals & Sales developing promotion and distribution strategies for shorts, features and documentaries including handling two Oscar campaigns for nominated short documentaries Rabbit a La Berlin and Joanna. Since 2015 Joanna has been working with Alphapanda founded by Mathias Noschis where she is focusing on marketing and social media strategy for the European films. Among her recent clients were: feature animated film Another Day of Life (EFA 2018 winner), young audience film My Extraordinary Summer with Tess (Special Jury Mention, Berlinale’ 19), hybrid film Touch Me Not (Golden Bear winner, Berlinale’ 18) and documentary Over the Limit (IDFA’17). 

Tutors for Slovak filmmakers:

Arash T. Riahi /AT/
Director & Producer – Golden Girls Filmproduktion

Born in 1972 in Iran, Arash T. Riahi moved to Austria as the child of political refugees in 1982. Studying Film and the Arts at the University of Vienna, he then worked as a freelancer in the youth and art department of Austrian TV. In 1997, he founded the film and media production company Golden Girls Filmproduktion (www.goldengirls.at). His body of work, which has won more than 80 international awards, comprises various short and experimental films (‘Mississippi; ‘That Has Been Bothering Me The Whole Time’), commercials, music videos, and documentaries, including ‘The Souvenirs of Mr. X’, ‘Exile Family Movie’ or the cross-media project ‘Everyday Rebellion’ that he made with his brother Arman. His first fiction film ‘For a Moment Freedom’ was Austria’s candidate for the Academy Awards in 2010. Since 2010, he is also working as a dramatic advisor for the MEDIA supported script-development programmes SOURCES 2, Nipkow and Berlinale Talents. He teaches at the Vienna film school and the filmacademy, and has held lectures at the Scottish Documentary Institute, Goethe Institute Dublin, ZKM Karlsruhe, etc.

Pernille Bech Christensen /DK/

Pernille Bech Christensen graduated from the National Danish Film School in 1987 in Editing. She regularly teaches at the National Danish Film School and has been a guest teacher at the Norwegian Film School. She has been nominated and won several prizes, including the Danish Academy Award for editing in 2003 and the Television Editor of the Year Award in 2005. Pernille has edited all but one of Susanne Bier’s feature films, including ‘After the Wedding’, nominated for an Oscar in the Foreign Language Category in 2007, and ‘In a Better World’ won both the acclaimed Golden Globe award and an Oscar in 2011. Pernille edited the feature-length documentary ‘The Monastery’, which won the main prize at IDFA. Over the years, her films have had 35 wins and 31 nominations at festivals worldwide. She is an international editing consultant in both documentary and feature film, as well as working as a script consultant in Denmark and Scandinavia. As an executive producer, she is currently developing a drama series at the national commercial broadcaster TV 2 Denmark.

Erik Winker /DE/
Director & Producer – CORSO Film

Erik Winker has been working in the field of documentary for over 15 years. In 2008 he was the co-founder of HUPE Film in Cologne/Germany. The company has been responsible for successful films such as ´Searching Eva´ by Pia Hellenthal (Berlinale Panorama, Special Mention CPH:DOX, HOT DOCS, Docfest Sheffield and many more), ʻWork Hard Play Hardʼ by Carmen Losmann (FIPRESCI Prize DOK Leipzig, Grimme Award beyond others, big number of festivals worldwide), ʻDancing with Belliesʼ by Carolin Genreith (Official selection Berlinale), ʻFighterʼ by Susanne Binninger (preselected for the German Film Award, German Camera Prize) or ʻHappyʼ by Carolin Genreith (Best Documentary Film Festival Bozen, preselected for the German Film Award, German Critic´s Award) and international co-productions like ʻ15 Corners of the Worldʼ by Zuzanna Solakiewicz (Award of the Semaine le la Critique Locarno, Int. Competition DOK Leipzig), ʻA Woman Capturedʼ by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter (Sundance, IDFA, Hot Docs, Sheffield and many more, nominated for the European Film Awards, Best Documentary Linz, Best Documentary Boston, Hungarian Film Award) or `Aida´s Secrets´ by Alon Schwarz (HOT DOCS, Audience Award Doc Aviv). Since summer 2016 the company is running under the new name CORSO Film, since 2017 with a second office in Stuttgart / South-Germany. Erik is teaching regularly at film schools and international workshops, is a former chairman of the filmmaker´s association Filmbüro NW and member of the German Film Academy.


Bernadett Tuza-Ritter /HU/

Bernadett Tuza-Ritter is a Hungarian independent film director and editor specializing in creative documentaries and fiction. She studied directing and editing at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest. Member of HSE and Hungarian Film Academy. She worked as a director on the project called ‘Cinetrain – Russian Winter’ which won the Audience Award at Visions du Réel documentary festival in 2013. Her first feature length documentary ‘A Woman Captured’ premiered at IDFA 2017 Main Competition and at Sundance Film Festival 2018 – World Cinema Documentary Competition. After its world premiere the film was selected by HotDocs, DOK.fest Munich, CPH:DOX and many more. The film won several awards and has become part of a worldwide campaign called “Why Slavery”, and it will be broadcasted on 70+ TV channels around the world.

Simone van den Broek /NL/

Simone van den Broek graduated from the University of the Arts in Arnhem. In 1997, she participated in the IDFA-scenario workshop with the film ‘Lenin’s Yard’, about the last Communist stronghold in the Netherlands. Until 2005, she created documentaries for national broadcasters. Besides that, she always kept on developing and producing documentaries, which is where her strength lies. In 2005, she decided to fully focus on producing. She participated in Eurodoc in 2008. In 2011, she started her own company Basalt Film which produces socially relevant documentaries of high artistic quality for public broadcasters and cinema, eg. award winning ’Matthew’s Laws’ (2012, Grand Prix Visions du Reel, Grand Prix Dutch Feature Length Documentary, Special Merit Prize TIDFF, Best Feature Length Documentary RIDM).  In 2018, she participated in dok.incubator with the feature ’Good Neighbours’. Basalt Film is a member of the EAVE-network, EDN and DPN (Documentary Producers Netherlands), where Simone is a board member as well.

Marek Suchitra /SK/
PR & Social Media Strategist

Bratislava based PR Manager and Social Media Strategist currently finishing master degree at the Film and TV Faculty in Bratislava in the major scriptwriting. He began his PR career at the networking and educational platform Visegrad Film Forum. Then he started to work at the social media department for the International Animation Festival Fest Anča and Association of Slovak Film Clubs, which is the cinema distributor in Slovakia. He is also working in the Digital Marketing for International Film Clubs Festival Febiofest. Recently he was responsible for the whole campaign on the feature film By a Sharp Knife produced by nutprodukcia. Now he is Head of PR for the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra.

Martin Lošonský /SK/
Junior Digital Marketing Strategist

Martin lives alternately in Bratislava and Prague. He studied business management with a minor specialization: psychology and sociology. But then he found out that marketing was what he wanted to do. Especially copywriting and social media. He created a blog where he started writing about life, personal development and especially about sports. Recently had the opportunity to work on the Digital Marketing for Febiofest International Film Club and the Young audience award. Altough he has a junior experience, he is determined to learn, improve and add value in every aspect of his work.

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