About workshop

dok.incubator is an international documentary rough cut workshop for editors, directors and producers. The workshop provides 6 months of individual tutoring by world class editors, producers, marketing experts and distributors.

  • A forum of 25 internationally-active professionals who work on dramaturgy, distribution strategy and marketing throughout the whole postproduction phase of your film
  • An inspiration for your storytelling gained from a group of tutors and participants from Europe and other countries around the world
  • A deep knowledge of the current film market and sophisticated knowledge of how to build a tailor-made distribution strategy
  • New tools to target and attract wider audience, internationally

Workshop Programme:

Eight creative teams (producer + director + editor) of feature-length documentary projects are selected. The teams are invited to three intensive week-long workshops, however they work continuously, under the supervision of their mentors for the whole 6 months.


  • January – deadline for applications.
  • February – selection process.
  • March – selected projects announcement.
  • April – first workshop // ROUGH CUT.
  • May – editing sessions between the workshops.
  • June – second workshop // FINE CUT, open program.
  • July – August – individual editing and finalising the marketing materials.
  • September – third workshop and preview // NEAR PICTURE LOCK.
  • October – December – helping with the films‘ release and premieres, scouting for new projects for the next season.

Please note that the format of the workshops can change according to the actual COVID 19 situation.

1ST WORKSHOP SESSION 2021 will be held online / April / rough cut

The hybrid format combines digital plenary sessions & individual meetings in editing room.


The residential session is planned for 8 days in the Czech Republic in a late June or late August (dates will be announced together with selection results).

3RD WORKSHOP SESSION 2021 PLANNED AS RESIDENTIAL / September / near picture lock

The session is planned for September or late October, dates and place of realization will be announced in May.