16th – 23rd September // Nordisk Panorama – Ystad, Malmö, Sweden // NEAR PICTURE LOCK
The third session is dedicated to preparing the participating teams for the official presentation of their projects within the industry.
We start with individual editing meetings in order to finalise the trailers/pilots to be presented. The workshop programme is focused on the preparation of the pitching presentation – speech structuring, five-minute clip selection, trailer feedback. The participants have individual meetings to train their presentation skills and detailed introduction of the project.
The informal pitching itself is composed as an exclusive event, organized by Nordisk Panorama, with personally invited key decision makers, festival selectors, commissioning editors, sale agents and distributors. Each participating team will have ten minutes to introduce the project, and screen the trailer and a short excerpt of the film. The preview is followed by a networking lunch with matchmaking with the invited industry guests.
By the end of the workshop, the participants summarize their results and plans for the future and receive feedback on their ambitions and opportunities. Although the workshop itself is over at that moment, we keep in touch with our participants, aiming to support them, using our contacts and networks with the film international release experts and sales agents. We continue to widely promote all workshop projects in the following year.
Confirmed tutors for the 3rd 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.
Hilla Medalia /IL/
Peabody Award-winning producer has received three Emmy® nominations. Her projects have garnered critical acclaim and screened internationally; Among them: ‘Transkids’ 2019 (a 5 episode series for yesDocu), ‘Leftover Women’ 2019 (Tribeca, ARTE), ‘The Oslo Diaries’ 2018 (Sundance, HBO, ARTE), ‘Muhi’ 2017 (IDFA, HotDocs), ‘Censored Voices’, 2015 (Sundance, Berlinale), ‘The Go Go Boys’ 2014 (Cannes), ‘Web Junkie’ 2014 (Sundance, POV, BBC), ‘Dancing in Jaffa’ 2013 and more. Hilla holds an M.A. from SIU.
Karolina Lidin /SE/
Documentary Consultant & Producer – Nordisk Film & TV Fond
Karolina Lidin is a documentary consultant primarily engaged at Nordisk Film & TV Fond as Documentary Advisor and at Sheffield Doc/Fest as Executive Producer, Marketplace & Talent. In addition, Karolina Lidin is continuously involved in mentoring/training schemes, developing projects with international potential, lately with DocsPort Incheon, Docs by the Sea, DocEdge Kolkata and Dhaka DocLab. Karolina has previous experience as producer, film commissioner, distributor and as CEO of Nordisk Panorama and Nordisk Forum. Karolina’s activities also include moderating the IDFA FORUM and numerous other film festival and market events – in addition to festival jury duty, panel & selection committee participation and tutoring worldwide.
Freddy Neumann /DK/
PR & Marketing Strategist
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 industry.
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/
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.
Per K. Kirkegaard /DK/
Per is one of the most established editors in the Danish film industry. He has edited numerous critically acclaimed documentaries and narrative features, and his latest merits include films like Armadillo – for which he was awarded an Emmy for best editing of a long format documentary – TPBAFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard, which recently premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. And The Sound of a Revolution, a feature-length documentary about Greenland’s first rock band. Per is renowned for his musically atoned editing style, his great precision as a story teller, his loyalty to the projects he engages in, his unique eye for the poetic yet specific and his punk attitude to filmmaking.
Yael Bitton /FR/
Yael has been making films for over 20 years and is an editor for both cinema and television. She lives and works in France, the USA
and Switzerland, currently working as an editing tutor at the HEAD in Geneva, as well as an editing and story consultant for dok.incubator and Rough Cut Services. Her latest credits include: ‘Las Fantasmas del Caribe’ by Felipe Monroy (2017); ‘Machines’ by Rahul Jain 2016,winning the 2017 Sundance Cinematography award in the World Documentary Competition and the Special Jury, Human Value and FIPRESCI awards at the Thessaloniki Documentary film festival; MOMA’s Doc Fortnight opening film); ‘Forget History’ by Anat Even (2016); ‘The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev’ by Noam Pinchas and Tal Barda (2015). From 1995 to1999 she worked as a script supervisor on various feature films in the USA, including ‘Lisbon story’ by Wim Wenders, ‘Girlfight’ by Karin Kusama, ‘Hamlet’ by Michael Almereyda, and many more. She has directed two feature-length documentaries: ‘Not For Sale’ (2003); ‘The Rabbi‘s 12 Children (2007); as well as various shorter formats for television. She lives in Paris.
Phil Jandaly /SE/
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 Sisters, Killing 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.
Diego Gutierrez /MX, NL/
Diego Gutierrez (1966) is a Mexican-Dutch visual artist and filmmaker. He lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He studied visual Arts at the UNAM in Mexico City and later on made a two years residency at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten and at the DocLab at the Binger Filmlab in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He has been awarded with several prices, grants and supports among them: FIPRESCI PRIZE for best documentary (Thessaloniki 2013), GOLDEN CALF for best feature documentary (NFF 2013), JEAN VIGO PRIZE for best direction (Festival Punto de Vista 2015), FOPROCINE-IMCINE, Sistema Nacional de Creadores (FONCA), UNESCO Bursaries for Artists, Estudios en el Extranjero-INBA, Prince Claus Fund, Artscollaboratory-Mondriaan Stichting, Jovenes Creadores (FONCA). In 1998 he founded “el despacho”; an artist initiative based in Mexico City and Amsterdam, producing documentary films and organizing projects and workshops involving filmmakers and visual artists. He has worked as a teacher and mentor at several art institutes among them: Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (Amsterdam), California Institute of Arts, CalArts (Photo and Media department, master and bachelor’s programs), Centro de la Imagen (Mexico City), Ecole Cantonale d’art du Valais (Sierre, Switzerland).