DOK.Incubator Workshop is course for producers, directors and editors with rough cut stage feature documentary aiming for international distribution. Workshop contributes to deeper quality of film narration and inspires film professionals for fresh ways of thinking about international film release, sophisticated marketing and active work with audience.
DOK.Incubator Workshop 2014 structure:
• 1st Session: May 21st-28th, Krakow /PL/ ROUGH CUT:
narrative structure, distribution potential
Case studies and intensive editing sessions; analyzing potential of the film, drafts of film distribution strategy
• 2nd Session: September 1st-8th, Telč /CZ/ – FINAL CUT:
marketing and distribution strategy
Finalization of editing; focus on film‘s distribution plan, marketing and PR: texts, visuals, trailers, concept of national and international first release events
• 3rd Session: 25th-30th October, DOK Leipzig /DE/ – FINAL PACKAGE:
DOK Leipzig presentation, sales opportunities
Film presentation followed by individual meetings with key European broadcasters, sales, festival selectors and distributors within DOK Leipzig co-production market.
Two sound mixing awards in the value of 3,000 EUR at Bystrouška post-production studio were awarded to:
Between Sisters /IT, BE/, a sensitive, intimate quest of the director to uncover a family secret to be told before it’s too late was recognized for fair cooperation and respectful atmosphere within the team as well as openess for input through which they made enormous progress of the film
Drifter /HU, DE/, for their devotion, focus, and hard work as they overcame difficult financial conditions and boost the film in the last home stretch to compete at IDFA and awarded with sound mixing in the value of 3,000 EUR.
The third award – colour grading in the value of 1,500 EUR – at the Spoon post-production studio went to
Game Over /ES, DE/, asking whether boys can become men when facing the reality of war, for the determination of the whole team supporting each other that resulted in the most remarkable improvement in storytelling bringing the film into light.
Last, but not least, two more exceptional films are now looking to premiere in spring 2015: The Beekeeper and His Son /CA, CH/ is an intimate insight into a Chinese rural family and their struggle between traditional manner and the dreams of the young generation, and A Family Affair /NL/, already presented at the Independent Film Week in New York in September, as an intimate director’s struggle with the sentiments of his grandmother who claims to be in love with him.
DOK.Incubator team will now follow all the films’ journey supporting them in their endeavors to the largest international audience.