24th – 29th June // Telč, Czechia // FINE CUT & DISTRIBUTION
Czech programme: 23rd – 26th June
During the second session the workshop participants focus on building specific marketing strategies, devising a precise distribution plan, and expanding their knowledge of the international film market.
The near-finished films are “test screened” to an international audience: producers, distributors and sales agents, who then lead the discussion and provide the participants with fresh feedback on the content and structure of the film, as well as on a specific strategy of release and distribution. Editing sessions and individual meetings follow.
The workshop tutors share their knowledge on how to break into the international market even without a big budget. Marketing specialists teach specific tactics explaining how and where the documentaries can be promoted effectively, how to use festivals, and opportunities of guerrilla marketing strategies. Afterwards, they work individually with the participants on their marketing ideas, developing them into specific strategies. The end of the workshop is dedicated to the legal issues of distribution – pre-sale and sale contracting, dealing with the rights and providing the participants with a detailed overview of the European sales landscape.
This workshop is supported by our partners Association of independent producers (ANP), Krakow Film Festival, Speak Easy Project and Laokoon Filmgroupand funders, especially The Creative Europe programme, Slovak Audiovisual Fund and The International Visegrad Fund which enables us to offer the V4 film professionals unique access to knowledge and expert know-how on the documentary film market to increase the international potential of their work.
Confirmed tutors for the 2nd 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 has been working as a freelance editor for feature and documentary films since 1996. Among the award-winning documentaries he’s edited are: ‘Berlin Symphony’ (by Thomas Schadt), ‘White Ravens – Nightmare in Chechnya’ and ‘Lullaby’ (Johann Feindt /Tamara Trampe), ‘Accordion Tribe’ and ‘Echos of Home’ (Stefan Schwietert), ‘Enterprise Paradise’ and ‘Under Control’ (by Volker Sattel) or ‘Gerhard Richter-Painting’ and ‘Peter Handke: In the Woods, Might Be Late’ (by Cornna Belz). His last work ‘BEUYS’ (Andres Veiel) was invited to compete at Berlinale 2017. Since 2001, Stephan has been teaching editing at the Filmuniversity Babelsberg, and has been a professor of film editing there since 2007.
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/
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 Peasant, a 52′ archive documentary. In 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, Film marketing strategist, Consultant, Audience designer
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, Marketing strategist
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).
DISTRIBUTION AND SALES TUTORS
Salma Abdalla /AT/
Autlook Filmsales, Managing Director & Theatrical Sales
After her master degree in journalism and political science Salma started to work as international tv sales manager at Autlook in 2005. In 2010, she took over all operational matters and acquisitions as Autlook‚as managing director and propelled digital distribution for documentaries. Salma speaks on panels, gives lectures and workshops at major film festivals with focus on rights management and distribution.
Diana Karklin /DE/
RISE AND SHINE , Sales & Acquisitions
Moscow-born Diana Karklin studied in Russia, Spain and Germany graduating from Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany) in economics. Focusing on film business early on, she worked for many renowned production companies like Morena Films (Madrid) and Zentropa Entertainments Berlin before taking over the Head of Sales position at Boomtown Media International. Since 2010, Diana has been in charge of sales and acquisitions for RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES, one of the leading international sales agents for documentary films. Diana lectures regularly on documentary distribution in Europe, Russia and Latin America and has been invited on many occasions as a jury member and international expert by festivals and national funding bodies. null
BROADCASTERS AND FESTIVAL REPRESENTATIVES
Joost Daamen /NL/
IDFA, Senior Programmer
Joost Daamen is the Senior Programmer of IDFA, Netherlands. Over the past twenty seven years, IDFA has become one of the world’s leading documentary film festivals, screening up to 300 documentaries to an audience of over 250.000. IDFA offers two professional markets – Docs for Sale (online), a market backed up by an extensive database and catalogue, and the FORUM, Europe’s largest pitching FORUM and gathering of commissioning editors and independent producers. IDFA Bertha Fund, formerly known as the Jan Vrijman Fund, supports documentary filmmakers and festivals in developing countries. IDFA 2015 takes place from 18-29 November.
Caroline Libresco /US/
Sundance, Senior Programmer
Since 2001, Caroline Libresco has been Senior Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival, where she selects features in all sections, with expertise in documentary and international film. She is also Director of the Catalyst Initiative, which has raised $7 million for Sundance projects in its first three years. Additionally, she directs Women at Sundance, a multi-pronged initiative dedicated to creating gender equality in independent film. Previously, she was an executive at ITVS, the San Francisco Film Festival, and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. She produced American Revolutionary: The Evolution Of Grace Lee Boggs, which won the 2015 Peabody Award, the Audience Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival and aired on POV. She has been an ongoing consultant to the Zurich Film Festival, Hot Docs Blue Ice Lab, and Harvard Kennedy School. She has appeared widely on film juries internationally—including the Doc Aviv, Sarajevo Film Festival, Jerusalem Film Festival, Cartagena Film Festival, Istanbul Independent Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival, and Hot Docs. In June, 2010, Caroline was named among the Top 10 Most Powerful People in Documentary.L
Olena Decock /CA/
Hot Docs, Programmer
Olena is an Industry Programmer for Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, where she oversees the festival’s year-round funds portfolio as well as curates on-stage talks, master classes, and workshops the annual industry conference. In her role, she works with documentary filmmakers from around the world on their projects and oversees the organization’s investment in their professional development. Olena has a background in festival programming, which includes two years as the Programming Associate to TIFF’s selections from the Middle East & Africa. In her spare time, she co-produced the short fiction film DZIADZIO (d. Aaron Ries) which had its World Premiere at TIFF18.
Ondřej Moravec /CZ/
One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival,Director of Programming
Ondřej Moravec is the Director of Programming of the One World Festival in the Czech Republic, focused on documentaries about human rights. He also works as a filmmaker and journalist. He used to work in Czech Television in the department of the cultural newsroom. He is on the beginning of the filmmaker career, while still studying on the FAMU film school in Prague. He is the cofounder of the film platform called Apropos, which specialises in documentary movies.
Julie Kárová /CZ/
One World Festival, Programmer
Julie has been part of the programme department at the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival since 2015. One World has become the largest human rights film festival in the world, promoting human rights and encouraging society to be interested in various issues happening in the contemporary world. She is a member of the final selection committee and organiser of One World Brussels, the Brussels edition of the the festival, which concentrates on advocacy through documentary films and debates. She has worked on a variety of cultural, public space, and community projects in Prague.
SPECIAL GUEST / FRESH EYE
Alex Szalat /FR/
Docs up Fund
Alex Szalat is a Director of short films, documentaries and TV series since 1977. His filmography is extensively covering a full range aspects dealing with European life culture and society. In 1987, Alex founded KS VISIONS, an independent producers society and has produced over a hundred documentaries and TV series for Canal +, Arte, FR3, FR2, TF1, Planete, IBA, RTBF, Dutch Channel 1 amongst others. Since 2005 Alex Szalat was commissioning editor for the Geopolitical Europe and Society department of Arte France, from 2008 he led the Current affair, Social issues and geopolitical department. Since September 2011, he has been the Deputy Director of the Society and Culture department of Arte France. Currently he is developing a project of Foundation for documentaries 90’ lengths about Human rights.