We are very proud and happy that two films developed at dok.incubator 2016 are competing at Sundance: Adam Sobel’s debut ‘The Workers Cup’; and ‘The Good Postman’, by established Bulgarian director Tonislav Hristov!
Adam’s first feature-length follows the young African and Asian labourers building the World Cup stadium in Qatar. Competing in their own football tournament, the Workers Cup, they hope that achieving glory on the pitch will be their ticket out of the squalid labour camps.
‘The Workers Cup’ simply wouldn’t have been possible without dok.incubator’s crash course in documentary finishing. Equal parts creative inspiration, logistical preparation, and editorial perspiration, it offered something we desperately needed: a clear path to complete our film. – Adam Sobel
Tonislav Hristov has directed eight films but ‘The Good Postman’, which premiered at IDFA, is his biggest success yet. In a dying Bulgarian village, local postman Ivan has a vision: if he becomes mayor, the village will be saved – by welcoming refugees.
dok.incubator was a great experience. It was lots of fun – we met good people and most importantly, professionals, who will help you to finish your film! – Tonislav Hristov
The films compete in the prestigious Sundance World Documentary Competition, which selects only 12 films from around the world every year.