Post-production / Production

DOK.Incubator Workshop

dok.incubator is an international workshop supporting directors, producers and editors with late-stage documentary projects.

1st session: 29 April-4 May 2019, Donovaly, Slovakia // ROUGH CUT
2nd session: 24-29 June, Telč, Czechia // FINE CUT
3rd session: 16-23 September, Ystad, Malmö, Sweden // NEAR PICTURE LOCK

dok.incubator provides 6 months of individual tutoring by top editors, producers, marketing experts and distributors.

  • A forum of 25 internationally-active professionals to work on the dramaturgy, distribution strategy and marketing through-out the whole postproduction
  • 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 know-how of how to build a tailor-made distribution strategy
  • New tools to target and attract a wider audience internationally.

Eight creative teams (producer-director-editor) of feature-length documentary projects attend three intensive week-long workshops.

1st Session: last week of April – Slovakia

Each project gets feedback on the dramaturgy of the rough cut from the whole group of participants and tutors. The projects are selected by the editing mentors to work together throughout the whole course on the film‘s storytelling, the topic and characters building. The participating producers discuss the film’s distribution potential and develop the first draft of the international strategy. The whole team participates in the audience targeting.

2nd Session: June – Czech Republic 

Editing mentors work with the participants on the films during the summer to finalise the narrative structure of the films. For the second session a first testing audience comes to give feedback from the distribution point of view. Internationally established sales agents, festival representatives and broadcasters follow the participants to design detailed distribution strategies, the films’ positioning and help with concrete marketing outcomes (stills, poster, texts, trailers).

3rd Session:  September, (Nordisk Panorama) – Malmö, Sweden

The participants introduce their projects to key European broadcasters, sales agents, and festival selectors at an exclusive presentation of upcoming films: dok.incubator Preview at Nordisk Panorama. After 4 days of trailer editing and individual pitching training, participants have the opportunity during informal pitching to meet individually the invited guests to gain presales, sales and festival offers for the film and to build their own network of contacts in the business. After the presentation, they share the offers and the next steps to take with their distribution tutors.
Target groupProducers, Editors, Directors
Requirements Documentary project in post-production stage. Team of a producer, director and editor.
5,700-16,000 Depends on the stage of the project