There are many good films, but only few of them become excellent and memorable. What makes the difference? Since 2012, dok.incubator, an international documentary rough-cut workshop helps filmmakers change good films into exceptional ones.

About dok.incubator

dok.incubator is a think-tank founded in 2010 by experienced training providers to help documentary filmmaking survive the current media crisis. We strongly believe only the productions with high quality development, which can take advantage of new opportunities and master new market strategies will strive to succeed. The NGO is based in Prague and aims to strengthen the creative documentary industry with events and workshops bringing new impulses and top-class know-how including the use of the new media and internet platforms to the international community of filmmakers.


In 2012 we established dok.incubator workshop focused on creative development of films in post-production. Thanks to its immediate success we started organizing independent sessions with IDFA, Documentary Campus, Emerging Producers and Co-Pro Days. Thanks to Media Mundus program we established an overseas exchange of participants and tutors with IFP (US) and a year later we added a four-day DOK.Restart distribution workshop in Poland to our activities. We also collaborated with Nordisk Panorama and founded dok.elevator focused on Nordic producers together. Besides the successful international workshop we started with regional long term projects in 2015 to support Czech filmmakers – dok.incubator CZ and Slovak filmmakers – dok.incubator SK. Since 2019 we have been organizing the Move It On workshop focusing on digital marketing for films.


During the past 10 years dok.incubator worked with more than 150 films, many of them premiering at A-list festivals. 12 films were selected for Sundance competitions, 2 were nominated for Emmy, 5 for European Film Award and almost 30 of them were screened at IDFA. Films from dok.incubator workshops are also regularly selected for CPH:DOX, HotDocs, Visions du Réel, or Krakow Film Festival.





dok.Incubator z.s.
Bolzanova 1615/1
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

Office: +420 224 241 046
email: info@dokincubator.net


DOK.Incubator z.s.
Mechovka 567
190 14 Prague 9
Czech Republic

tax ID: CZ22862021
* dok.incubator is not a VAT payer

Organizers and Partners


DOK.Incubator /CZ/


dok.incubator is a six-month long workshop for the whole creative team (director, editor, producer), already well-established on the national level, which aims to break into the international market. Experienced editors, producers, sales agents, PR and marketing experts tutor them long-term throughout the post-production period of their documentary projects. The tutors lead the participants to conclude the strongest possible dramaturgy of the final cut and to reach a wide international audience by building a clever distribution and marketing strategy. Sharpening the editing, emphasizing the film‘s international potential and introducing new distributional opportunities online, the workshop supports high-end documentaries to reach a global audience and establish their producers and filmmakers on the international scene.

Asociácia nezávislých producentov /SK/


The Association of Independent Producers (ANP) was created in 2010 as a platform for the protection of the interests of independent producers of audiovisual works. The objectives of its activities are to create a communication platform for producers, protect the interests of the audiovisual industry and promote the common interests of members of the association, creating a platform for technological, business and ethical standards of the audiovisual industry, creating an environment for the implementation and protection of intellectual property rights, cooperation with regulatory authorities and other public authorities, particularly in the preparation of the regulatory environment, representation in international organisations, members of the audiovisual industry, statistical information and creating databases for the audiovisual industry and the mutual sharing of such information.

The Association is co-financing and co-organizing the DOK.Incubator workshop session in Slovakia.




Partners for post-production awards



Unheard of sound post-production service – that is BEEP. Opening with field recording and equipment rental, going on to voice casting, dialogue recording and editing not to mention a multifarious SFX library. Continuing with foley recording and editing, music composition and production as well as music recording and editing. All this adding up to fully professional custom sound design including editorial and mixing, be it stereo or multi-channel.

Magiclab /CZ/


Magiclab is a Prague-based post-production studio that utilizes cutting edge technologies to deliver a wide range of services including high-quality visual effects for features, shorts, series and commercials. We love sharing our passion for motion pictures and work hard on establishing long-term relationships with all our clients. We are proud of our international, highly skilled staff who enjoy collaborating on creative and challenging projects. It is the Magic we add that sets us apart.


Visegrad partnership 2022

Our mission


dok.incubator Visegrad partnership is a project of mutual cooperation between dok.incubator workshop and four partners, active in the documentary industry and based in the Visegrad countries. The project’s aim is to connect these four countries and local film industry representatives while working also with film school students. The project brings international tutors, guests, and film professionals to the region to help local filmmakers and their films to become part of the international scene and helps develop a more sustainable film industry model in our cooperating countries.




1) Call for entries, projects’ selection (January 20 – March 31, 2022)


This project period contains Call for proposals, applications’ admission, first and second round of selection of 8 documentary participating projects for the 2022 workshop. More information can be found here.


2) Film school seminar for students from the Visegrad region (between March 1 and April 29, 2022)


This event consists of three seminars for film school students:
introductory seminar for 4 film school students
seminar for FAMU (Prague film school) and VŠMU students (Bratislava based film school)
seminar for Lodz and Budapest film schools’ students.

We plan to hold 3 online seminars for film school students (from the departments of directing, documentary directing, editing, and production) with cooperation with the film schools and collaborating teachers to present actual information from the documentary filmmaking and festivals, using the experience of some of the most renowned experts in the industry.

3) Residential Workshop in Slovakia (between April 18 and May 16, 2022)


The first residential workshop will take place in Slovakia, Banská Štiavnica at the end of April / beginning of May. The international program for 8 projects (min. 24 participants) will last for 6 days, the program for 4 Slovak projects (min. 12 participants) will take 3,5 days. The workshop serves as the initial event to start a long-term cooperation of the participants and their tutors who will work with the projects for the next 6 months.


4) Residential International and Regional Workshop (between June 20 and July 18, 2022)


The event consists of two residential workshops for 8 international and 4 Czech documentary projects.(In case the situation with the COVID 19 disease will not improve we are prepared to hold this activity also as online/hybrid)

We plan to realize two workshops (international and Czech) for 12 participating teams as residential in the Czech republic.
The event will consist of a one-week long session for the international participants and 4 days long session for Czech participants + it will be complemented by online sessions of more general focus (marketing, distribution) opened also for film professionals from the V4 region.

The Open program (4 individual lectures given by the most renowned experts – producers, sales agents, festival representatives) will be a part of the workshop’s program, open to film professionals from the region.


Supported by:

International Visegrad Fund