The session is planned for October 16th – 23rd in Broumov, Czech Republic.

The third session is dedicated to preparing the participating teams for the official presentation of their projects within the industry at the dok.incubator preview.

Individual editing meetings help finalise the trailers/pilots to be presented. We focus on the pitching presentations preparation – speech structuring, five-minute clip selection, trailer feedback. Pitching tutors individually train participants‘ presentation skills and detailed introduction of the project.

The preview is composed as an exclusive event, according to the circumstances organized

– either as a live event, 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 meeting with matchmaking with the invited industry guests

– or as an online showcase presenting the directors‘ clips to introduce the projects and their vision to selected decision makers, whom they will meet online in one-on-one meetings.

Equiped by a network of new contacts and complex know-how regarding the development proces and the international industry, with marketing and release strategy for their films, the participants stay in close touch with other alumni, workshop and tutors, aiming to support each other and help with the films‘ international release. We continue to widely promote all workshop‘s projects thourghout the following year.

Confirmed tutors for the 3rd dok.incubator workshop 2021:

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

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/
Marketing / Pitching tutor (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/
Marketing / Pitching tutor (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.

Karolina Lidin /NO/
Pitching Tutor

Karolina Lidin is a documentary consultant with 25+ years of experience on the international scene, currently engaged at Nordisk Film & TV Fond, and for 12 years at Sheffield Doc/Fest developing the successful MeetMarket concept. In addition, Karolina is involved in training schemes, developing projects with international potential, lately with Docs by the Sea, DocEdge Kolkata, Dhaka DocLab and DocsPort Incheon/DMZ. Karolina’s activities include moderating the IDFA FORUM and many other film festival & market events – in addition to panel & selection committees and tutoring worldwide.

Editing tutors

Joëlle Alexis /BE/
Editing tutor

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.

Thomas Krag /DK/
Editing tutor

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.

Audrey Maurion /FR/
Editing tutor

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. 

Chris Wright /UK/
Editing tutor

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.

Trailer tutors

Nadia Ben Rachid /FR/
Trailer tutor

Nadia Ben Rachid is a French-Tunisian editor, born in 1962. She started her career as an editing assistant on Roman Polanski films and worked on 35mm films for 10years. She works on both fiction films and documentaries and directors as Anne Aghion, Yamina Benguigui, Michka Saal, Jero Yun, Abderrahmane Sissako ask her regularly and faithfully. Her films received many prizes collectively and in 2015 Nadia Ben Rachid received César for her editing of Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako. Nadia Ben Rachid is also frequently invited on juries, both in France and abroad. She was recently part of the Excellency Jury at the European Film Academy, the International Festival of Clermont-Ferrand, and the JCCarthage. In 2015, she became a member of the Oscar Academy. She describes the editing process as shaping the idea of a director in a harmonious and fluid way. Her style was qualified as “nimble editing” by the British magazine New Statesman.

Giles Gardner /FR/
Trailer tutor

Giles Gardner has been working in post-production for over 20 years, with broad experience in features and documentaries. He is British with dual French Nationality and is based in Paris. In 2017, he edited the documentary ‘Winnie’ by Pascale Lamche, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, going on to win the Sundance World Documentary Grand Jury Award. Committed to nurturing new and emerging talents he participates annually in mentoring programs like Greenhouse Film and regularly consults on rough cuts and projects at the early development stage.

Phil Jandaly /SE/
Trailer tutor

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 traveled 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.

Mary Stephen /HK/
Trailer tutor

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Canada, living in Paris, Mary was French New Wave director Eric Rohmer’s film editor and occasional co-composer for decades. In the last 15 years, she worked extensively with fiction and documentary filmmakers from several continents as a film editor, associate producer, or script advisor. A partial list of these includes Yoïchiro Okutani’s “Odoriko: Nude At Heart”, Japan-France coproduction for Arte; Ann Hui’s « Love After Love » (Venice Biennale 2020 Life Achievement Award), « Our Time Will Come », “Septet, a story of Hong Kong” (Cannes 2020); Nicole Shafer’s « Buddha In Africa » (NHK Award); Tiffany Hsiung’s « The Apology » (Busan Audience Award, Peabody Award); Seren Yüce’s « Majority »(Venice Lion of the Future); Du Haibin’s «Umbrella», «1428» (Venice Biennale Orizzonti Doc Award), and « A Young Patriot »; Lixin Fan’s« Last Train Home »(IDFA Grand Prize); Li Yang’s « Blind Mountain »(Cannes Un Certain Regard); Hüseyin Karabey’s « My Marlon and Brando »(Tribeca Best New Director), and « Do Not Forget Me Istanbul » omnibus film with directors from the Baltic region: Hany Abou-Assad (Palestine), Aida Begic (Bosnia), Stefan Arsenijevic (Serbia), Stergios Niziris (Greece), Eric Nazarian ( Armenia)… Nominated for Golden Horse, Independent Eye, and HK and Turkish film awards. Mary also directs her own films, and guest-teaches in institutions and workshops in various countries. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the CCE (Canadian Cinema Editors), and Rough Cut Service.