Apply for dok.incubator SK

Workshop for Slovak documentary filmmakers

Applications for the four-day intensive workshop are NOW OPEN.

What to expect?

The whole creative team (producer, director, editor) will attend a four-day intensive workshop in Banská Štiavnica offering expert advice from top-level editors, producers and marketing experts.

Workshop dates: 29th April – 2nd May 2020

During the workshop, you will work in the editing room on you cut and also on a clever tailor-made marketing and distribution strategy on an international level with a production tutor. The programme also includes delegations at DOK Leipzig and IDFA, where you will be introduced to key industry decision-makers and the festival programmers.

Both established and debut filmmakers gain precious feedback from a forum of international colleagues, enlarge their professional network, get the opportunity to develop the dramaturgy, financing and distribution strategy, discuss how to reach a wide audience and experience the competition they aim to succeed in.

Unlike the international dok.incubator workshop this support programme for regional filmmakers accepts projects also during the shooting period (that have filmed at least 50% of their material).

The submission deadline is 18th March 2020.

Please note that to apply, you will need:

english-subtitled selection of your material (rough-cut, edited scenes, pilot, trailer, etc.) in the length of minimum 30 min. (max. 2GB, we prefer mp4/mov format)
short synopsis
film treatment based on the shot material (max. 1 page)
rough distribution strategy, including the estimated premiere time and place
financing plan of the film
stills from your film
short motivational letters from all the team members: producer, director and editor
portrait photo of producer, director and editor, their CVs and contact details
link to the reference film of the director

All non-English visual materials must be subtitled in English. It does not have to be a perfect translation, but it should make the story understandable to the viewer. We only accept digital files uploaded via the application form.

We guarantee to keep material you send us strictly confidential and only to share it with the selection committee for the selection purposes.

The participation fee for dok.incubator SK (programme for Slovak filmmakers) is 400 EUR. The accommodation and food at the workshop and the catalogues for three team members are for free.

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