2nd WORKSHOP SESSION 2021 PLANNED AS RESIDENTAL

21st – 29th August // Olomouc, Czechia

During the 2nd session, the 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 feedback on the content and structure of the film, as well as on specific strategy of release and distributionEditing 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 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.

Confirmed tutors for the 2nd dok.incubator workshop 2021:

Christine Le Goff /FR/ – Head of Studies, Production tutor
Producer

Christine is a producer and director who has spent more than 30 years working on feature docs and series. She had previously spent seven years working for French production group TelFrance, where she worked on programs such as Seduction in the City, The Birth of Shopping and The Mystery of the Disappearing Bees, among others. Her credits also include Werner Herzog’s The Wild Blue Yonder, the 2002 Academy Award winner Murder on a Sunday Morning and the 2005 Europa Prize winner The Origins of AIDS.

Marketing tutors

Freddy Neumann /DK/
Neumann PR & Strategic Communication

Founder of Neumann PR & Strategic Communication, focused on strategic consulting, communication management, agenda setting, corporate- and product branding, community relations, public affairs, issues management, crisis management and media awareness. PR and marketing specialist, concentrated primarly on the cinema (feature- and documentary film) with a client’s portfolio mainly represented in the Danish and international film and entertainment.

Liselot Verbrugge/NL/
Sales & Acquisitions I Deckert Distribution GmbH

Liselot graduated with a degree in film production from the Dutch Film Academy in 2007. She has more than 10 years experience in the audiovisual sector, first working for a few years in production before moving to film festivals. Amongst other postings, she was a festival and market producer at the IDFA Forum and Cinekid for professionals, two of Amsterdam’s most preeminent cultural events. In 2013 she began working in documentary sales, first for the sales arm of NPO sales and then for Autlook Filmsales.  She currently handles sales and acquisitions for Deckert Distribution. Parallel to this, in 2018 she co-founded Dox Consulting, offering bespoke consulting and tutoring services for a variety of clients. Liselot is based in Amsterdam.

Danielle Turkov Wilson /BE/
Impact Tutor / Think-Film Impact Production

Danielle Turkov Wilson is Founder and Executive Director at Think-Film Impact Production, a unique impact media company which uses visual storytelling as a powerful tool to raise awareness of social and political issues, drive forward policy change and cultivate real, sustainable progress at grassroots, national and international levels. A true visionary, Danielle has extensive experience driving dynamic and imaginative campaigns that take film and other creative arts projects to new levels of engagement and impact and connect together stakeholders with the power to deliver change. Her credits include numerous award-winning documentaries and feature productions. 

Editing tutors

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 Afternoon’ by 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. Last year, she currently worked as co-writer and editor on a documentary mini-series for Arte and PBS about the Tiananmen massacre. In recent years Audrey has been editing consultant for various documentaries in South Africa, a country in which she has tied links since 1997 and her involvement in the Step for the future project. She is currently co-directing and editing a documentary about Frantz Fanon for France Television. She is also a member of Rough Cut Service and a teacher at Sorbonne University. 

Thomas Krag /DK/
Editor

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 former head of editing at the Danish Film School, now a guest teacher tutoring students on developing and editing fiction and documentary projects. He has been 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. He has been teaching documentary students at the Norwegian film School in Oslo, where he also moderated a seminar on documentary editing together with editor Niels Pagh Andersen. Recently been Editing consultant on a Danish TV 2 fiction Series and has been supervising editing on Documentary films in Vienna, Torino and “on Line” to projects in Rio and Zagreb. This is his third dok.incubator workshop as editing Tutor.

Chris Wright /UK/
Director, Editor

Chris Wright, born 1972 in Radcliffe, England. Studied German and French in Cambridge and Leipzig, before training as a film editor at Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Works as a freelance documentary-maker, film editor and journalist. Lives in Berlin with two sons.

 

Joëlle Alexis /BE/
Editor

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 latest work “Black Notebooks'” premiered at Cannes Selection Oficielle 2021. Her latest works are “Speer goes to Hollywood” (premiered at Berlinale ) ‘Leftover Women’ (premiered 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 ‘The Therapy’ (Docaviv 2021), ‘Cine Morocco’ (Leipzig FF 2018), ʻSilasʼ (TIFF 2017), ʻBecoming Who I Wasʼ (Berlinale 2017). She tutors at Close Up, the Sundance Edit Lab, Doc Campus, EsoDoc, Chicken & Egg and is part of the RoughCutService team of consultants.

Tutors for Czech filmmakers:

Vadim Jendreyko /CH/
Producer & Director / Mira Film

Born in Germany, grown up in Switzerland. Between 1983 – 86 Vadim worked as assistant director, camera assistant and editing assistant in Germany and Switzerland. 1986 – 1988 he worked in different theatres in Germany as assistant director and assistant of light design. Since 1986 he works as director, essentially for documentary films. Vadim together with Hercli Bundi founded production company Mira Film (Zürich and Basel) in 2002. Today he is realizing films as author and director and works at Mira Film as producer and co-producer. His films were presented in festivals around the world and received several awards, among them twice the Swiss Film Award for Best Documentary and nominations for the European Film Award and the German Film Award. He is giving lectures at film schools and is contracted as consultant and coach for independent documentary films. He is a member of the European Film Academy and the Swiss Film Academy.

Phil Jandaly /SE/
Editor

Phil has spent the last 20 years as an editor, first in fiction, fishing, and comedy, then in documentary. Part of award winning international productions like Prison SistersKilling Time, and Liberation Day, Phil also tutors and consultants on everything from pitching to rough cuts to the genius of sticky notes. Working out of Sweden, his projects have originated in places as far afield as Serbia, Kenya, France, Korea, and beyond. With a focus on human rights stories, Phil has brought an acute, analytical approach to storytelling to help creators get to the heart of their projects. He’s travelled the world with EDN, B2B, and independently, giving master classes on pitch pilot trailers and the craft of storytelling through scripting, editing, and sticky notes. Phil blogs about documentary and technology on his Storysmith blog, and runs BedouinViking productions, where he’s been part of developing the Sundance/Stories of Change feature documentary Brown Gold.

François Sculier /FR/
Editor

François Sculier lives in Paris – but he loves to leave Paris to travel elsewhere. His directorial work as well as his work as an editor has led him to Greece, Iran, Burkina Faso, Morocco, and Russia. Before directing movies, this self-taught filmmaker began his career with the editing of many short films in the 80‘s (narrative, experimental and documentaries), when film stock was still prevalent. His fortuitous meeting with Joris Ivens and his collaboration with Jean-Daniel Pollet were decisive. Since then he has edited and directed short narrative films but especially documentary films that have been screened and awarded at many festivals. He has been an editing trainer at the Femis, Lussas, Cinédoc and HEAD in Geneva. He pursues and maintains a balance between these three aspects of his work: directing, editing and training.

Tutors for Slovak filmmakers:

Erik Winker /DE/
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.

Katja Dringenberg /DE/
Editor

Katja Dringenberg has been working in the German film industry for more than 30 years. She works on both: documentaries and feature films for the cinema. She can prove her knowledge, experience, and passion for film in many works and implement it successfully. It is certainly her merit when films she worked on have received the highest awards. She edited the early films of Tom Tykwer, won the German Camara Award twice and many of her works were awarded and shown on international festivals like Venice International Festival or IDFA. Katja Dringenberg held numerous masterclasses on editing: at Visions du Réel Nyon Film Festival together with the film composer Marcel Vaid or at the IDFA Summer Camp. She sat in many film commissions such as Hessian Film Funding or Swiss Film Funding. She is connected with many European filmmakers and works in France, Tunisia, Sweden, Italy, and Switzerland. In 2019 Katja was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Alex Szalat /FR/
Director / Docs Up fund

alex-szalat_okAlex Szalat has directed short films, documentaries and TV series about culture and society since 1977. 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 started as commissioning editor for Arte France, from 2008 head of Current Affair, Social Issues and Geopolitical, from 2011 Deputy Director (Society and Culture). Currently he is developing a project for Foundation for feature length documentaries about human rights. 

Festival representatives:

Ania Trzebiatowska /US/
Programmer / Sundance

Ania Trzebiatowska is a programmer for the Sundance Film Festival, focusing on US and World documentary features. Most recently, she was the Sales & Acquisitions Executive for the doc sales agency, Autlook Filmsales. Prior to that she was with the NYC-based agency, Visit Films, where she served as Senior Director of Acquisitions since 2015. Aside from her work at Sundance, Ania was the artistic director of the Off Camera IFF (Krakow, Poland), which she programmed between 2008-2020. She trained in production and post-production at the BBC and the British Museum, and holds a Master’s degree in film studies as well as an M.A in Digital Culture and Technology. 

Joost Daamen /NL/
Programmer / IDFA 

Daamen is the Senior Programmer of IDFA, Netherlands. Over the past thirty two 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 – the FORUM, Europe’s largest pitching FORUM and gathering of commissioning editors and independent producers. Docs for Sale (online), a market backed up by an extensive database and catalogue, and IDFA Bertha Fund, formerly known as the Jan Vrijman Fund, supports documentary filmmakers and festivals in developing countries. IDFA is the world’s leading institution dedicated to the art and industry of documentary film and new media. With its fund and filmmaker training programs, IDFA supports filmmakers and connects them across continents, genders and generations. IDFA festival offers a trend-setting film and new media program that gets 295,000 visits and brings together +3000 professionals. IDFA’s Markets, the Forum and Docs for Sale are the reference business events that documentary film professionals never miss.

Sergio Fant /IT/
Programmer / Berlinale

Sergio Fant is a German-based Italian film programmer. After graduating in film studies and training at Cineteca di Bologna, he went on to conceive and curate programmes for, among others, Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, the Rome Film Fest and the Venice International Film Festival. He has been the Trento Film Festival’s Head of Program since 2012. In 2013 he joined the Locarno Festival as programmer, holding the position until 2018. In 2019, he co-curated the 18th DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, and joined the Berlinale – Berlin International Film Festival selection committee. He co-founded and runs the Italian film programming and distribution platform CineAgenzia, and writes a column on documentaries for the Italian weekly “Internazionale”.

Jose Rodriguez
Programmer / Tribeca

José F. Rodriguez is currently a Programmer at the Tribeca Film Festival. He was formerly a senior staffer at Tribeca Film Institute, where he oversaw the growth, funding & overall strategic vision for all their documentary programs as well as their filmmaker / industry market, TFI NETWORK. During his 10 years at TFI, he also led documentary workshops in the United States and throughout Latin America. In the past four years he has made two short films: the documentary short ADOLESCENCIA (Camden International Film Festival 2017, New Orleans Film Festival 2017, DOCNYC 2017, DOK Leipzig 2017) and the experimental short Mama,mama (Bushwick Film Festival 2018, Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2018, Guanajuato International Film Festival 2019). 

Mads Mikkelsen /DK/
Programmer / CPH:DOX

Mads Mikkelsen is the Head of Programme at CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival – and has been a programmer at the festival since 2008. CPH:DOX is one of the largest documentary film festivals and industry events in the world and continues to support non-fiction as an art form. Besides programming for CPH:DOX, he teaches film history at the Danish Film School and runs two public film clubs, and contributes to various national and international magazines and publications about film. In 2018 he published his first book about cinema, and in 2019 he received an award for his work as a programmer from the Cannes Film Festival / Marché du Film and Screen International. 

Rita Balogh /HU/
Festival Director / BIDF

Rita Balogh is a producer, a documentary filmmaker and the co-founder of Budapest International Documentary Festival. BIDF (www.bidf.hu) is the highest ranked platform in Hungary for discussions around critically acclaimed documentaries from across the world, an international competition festival without thematic restriction. Founded in 2014 with important international professional encouragement, today BIDF has a stable position with a country-wide network and a constantly broadening profile including activities such as year-round screenings, VOD distribution, Story Bridge Budapest: story-market or filmmakers, etc.

Tomáš Poštulka /CZ/
Programmer / One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Born in Olomouc, Czech Republic, Tomáš Poštulka studied at Palacký University and did his masters in Film and Media studies in 2020. In cooperation with MFDF Ji.hlava, he was a regular contributor for DOK.revue documentary web site. At his home university, he was a part of research team in two academical projects, one devoted to Jan Švankmajer, second to the structure of czech film industry in the years 2018 and 2019. Since 2016 he has worked for the festival Academia Film Olomouc, currently as the assistant of communication. He was responsible for the textual identity of Pastiche Filmz film club in Olomouc. In the years 2018 and 2019 he spent seven months at Goethe Universität in Frankfurt am Main. In 2020, he started to work as a programmer and outreach coordinator for One World film festival.

Barbora Hudečková /CZ/
Programmer / One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Barbora is a senior programmer at One World. She participated in many European documentary markets, festivals and workshops. Barbora has a soft spot for the East European production. One World, one of the major human rights documentary film festivals, is held in Prague, other 30+ towns in Czechia and in Brussels. The festival focuses on human rights, social, political, and environmental issues. OW includes Q&As, virtual reality, screenings for schools, East Doc Platform for film industry. OW distributes documentary films, assists to emerging festivals, cares about the impact and accessibility of its programme. OW is an active member of Human Rights Film Network and Green Film Network.

Guests:

Anja Dziersk /DE/
Sales Agent / Rise and Shine World Sales

Anja Dziersk started her career as a TV journalist and was a film critic for German TV in Hamburg for several years, before joining TV-broadcaster SAT.1 in Berlin in the department for acquisitions of TV Films and Series. In 2002, she and her partner Stefan Kloos founded the production company Kloos & Co. Medien which produces documentaries for international TV and cinema. Together with Kloos, she also directed and edited the documentary „Dance With Me“ about the history of film musicals for a theme evening on ARTE. In 2008, Kloos and Dziersk had found the world sales company Rise and Shine, where Anja is amongst others responsible for festivals/sales of the film catalogue. 

Maëlle Guenegues /FR/
Sales Agent / CAT&Docs

After collaborating with different festivals in France (Les Rencontres du Cinéma, Sunny Side of the Doc, FIPA…), Maëlle started working in  International distribution with Point du Jour International and Doc&Co (now Doc & Film International). She joined Catherine Le Clef in 2009 to set up CAT&Docs. CAT &Docs is dedicated to the promotion & distribution of all types of docs, in all media around the world: pertinent and impertinent docs on topical questions and timeless subjects; docs that are carefully researched, audacious, question the world and propose new ways of looking at it. Our catalogue include: ’Bitter Love’, ’Only the Devil Lives without Hope’, ‘Wake Up on Mars’, ‘The Earth is Blue as an Orange’, ’Overseas’, ’Transnistra’, ‘The Good Postman’, ‘La Chana’, ‘Stranger in Paradise’, ‘Houston, We Have a Problem!’, ‘Cameraperson’, ’Sonita’, ‘CITIZENFOUR’, ‘My Love Don‘t Cross That River’, ‘Of Men and War’…

Stephanie Fuchs /DE/
Sales Agent / Autlook Filmsales

Stephanie is the Festival Manager at Autlook Filmsales, one of the leading sales agents for feature documentaries and doc series, including Academy-nominated For Sama, Sundance-awarded Acasa, My Home, The Painter And The Thief, Midnight Family and Academy-nominated Of Fathers And Sons. She is in charge of Festival strategies, coordination of all international festivals and single bookings. She also offers her expertise as a consultant and panelist and had been part of several juries. Stephanie studied computer science and has been working in the creative industries since 2012. She joined Autlook Filmsales in 2014.

Simon Kilmurry /US/
Executive Producer

Simon Kilmurry is a documentary producer and executive producer. Current projects in production include My Name is Andrea by Pratibha Parmar and Desperate Souls, Dark City by Nancy Buirski. He served as executive director of the International Documentary Association (IDA) 2015-2021 where he oversaw all of IDA’s programs and established the Enterprise Documentary Fund, providing over $5 million in funding to documentary films. Prior to IDA he was the executive producer of POV, the PBS showcase of independent documentaries where he received one Prime Time Emmy, three Prime Time Emmy nominations, 17 News & Documentary Emmy Awards, more than 60 News & Documentary Emmy nominations, and six Peabody Awards. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild of America, and the Television Academy. He served on the board of jurors of the Peabody Awards from 2016-21.

Anna Zavorszky /HU/
Executive Producer / HBO Europe

Anna Zavorszky is the Executive Producer of HBO Original TV Series and Documentaries produced in Hungary. Anna has been working in the Hungarian Film Industry for almost 20 years. Her passion has always been to create outstanding and engaging work with talented and dedicated creative partners. Her career escalated when she joined HBO Europe Original Production department in 2013, she has produced six Seasons of various TV series and many awarded documentaries like Train to Adulthood, Ultra and Return to Epipo.

Anna Shevchenko /PL/
Journalist / Film New Europe 

Film New Europe is one of the top informational sources for film producers, festival programmers and buyers of films in Europe. It is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme as well as the main film institutions of 18 countries in the region. Its 18 000 subscribers are film professionals worldwide. The FNE newswire is published DAILY and distributed globally.  Join the network of Europe’s most successful film professionals

Dániel Péter /HU/
Project Manager / Visegrad Fund

Dániel Péter is a project manager at International Visegrad Fund in Bratislava, Slovakia. He is a grant manager of international projects who provides consultations to potential grant and scholarship applicants. He is also a supervisor of project implementation and a member of the evaluation committee for assigned applications. Dániel studied in Budapest, Brno and Bratislava and volunteered multiple times as a human rights trainer.

Partners:

Tomáš Hudák /SK/ 
Film promotion agent / Slovak Film Institute 

Tomáš Hudák is currently working at Slovak Film Institute where he is responsible for international promotion of Slovak cinema with a focus on documentaries. A graduate in Film History and Theory, he worked for various international film festivals in the last ten years at positions that include programming and program coordination. His film criticism and interviews can be found in magazines such as Senses of Cinema, Desistfilm, KinoScope or Dok.revue.

Lukáš Moudrý /CZ/
Sound designer, CEO / Studio BEEP

Lukáš Moudrý is sound designer, CEO and founder of sound post-production Studio BEEP. Lukáš studied at Prague film school FAMU in the sound department. In 2000 he founded Studio BEEP, which soon became one of the biggest sound post-production houses in the Czech Republic. The studio is settled in Prague, has 8 stages and is experienced in film, television and commercial projects. Lukáš has collaborated on many films or TV series like film Parking by Tudor Giurgiu (nomination for Romanian award GOPO for best sound), TV series Rapl II by Jan Pachl or documentary film Let the Misik sing! by Jitka Němcová. The last dok.incubator film he worked on was Acasă, My Home which was awarded the Best Sound Award at Premiile Gopo festival.