DOK.Restart – a four-day long workshop tailor-made for six Polish feature– and medium-length documentary projects in late production stage (i.e. most of the shooting is completed and editing is underway) to reach their audience at international level.



DOK.Restart is an original concept that combines the successful DOK.Incubator workshop methods focused on editing, marketing and distribution and long-term goal to support promising filmmakers to reach international audience.

DOK.Restart takes place in Krakow, during the Krakow Film Festival May 25th – 28th ending with pitch-presentation of all projects at the “Docs to Go” platform, May 29th.

During the workshop the selected projects will work in teams (director, editor, and producer working on three aspects of the documentary) on a pilot of the film. The aim is to find the films’ strongest storyline, film structure as well as the way of story-telling through this short pilot under the supervision of the leading European and Scandinavian editors and producers. The participating teams will present this short pilot of the film at the “Docs to Go” platform to reach the leading international documentary sales and distribution decision-makers and festival representatives.


While the editor mentors will work with the participants directly in the editing room, the producers and creative PR and marketing experts will give their advice on the film release distribution strategy. This unique combination will help the films target and reach their audience at top European film festivals. They will enlarge their own professional network by both the renowned mentors present at the workshop and their fellow participants. At the same time, they will have a chance to talk to Scandinavian producers looking for Polish coproduction projects.

DOK.Restart is an original workshop introduced by the DOK.Incubator, Wajda School and the Krakow Film Festival.

norske fondySupported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway
through the EEA Grants and co-financed by the Polish funds.