dok.incubator has just announced the final selection of talented filmmakers whose projects will be supported in 2018. dok.incubator is a well-established rough-cut stage workshop that is unique in its format and impact on filmmakers. Its aim each year is to offer individual mentorship for eight documentary projects with a focus on dramaturgy, distribution and marketing strategy and audience building in order to premiere at prestigious festivals and reach a wide distribution.
After a remarkable success of last year’s projects A Woman Captured (HU, DE), which premiered at IDFA and since than has been screened at more than 40 festivals including Sundance and CPH:DOX, and polish co-production Over the Limit (PL, DE, FI) starting in the main competition at IDFA followed by screenings at dozens of festivals, whose rights were sold to more than 15 broadcasters, we are proud to present another two selected East European projects to be supported and mentored by top European and US editors, producers, distributors and marketing experts such.
Two out of eight teams are coming from east European countries.
Slovenian – Kosovo co-production
From the remote mountains of Albania in Avenge, Marija Zidar tells a story of family pride, and of deep-rooted principles of revenge and forgiveness while fighting the omnipresent corruption and prevailing communist residues.
A Latvian project (with Czech, Estonian and German co-production) People From Nowhere by Gints Grube uncovers family history in a picture of a father and daughter emigrating during the Cold War to New York. It is a search for the truth, a portrayal of family values, and a confrontation with choices that will change their lives.
The rest of the selected projects and the teams behind them come from the whole world and their projects cover a wide range of topics and genres. The complete list of all selected projects is available on dok.incubator website.
The projects have been selected out of 101 applications and they now have the opportunity to join ranks of the other successful documentaries which were developed at the dok.incubator workshop. Over the six years of dok.incubator, more than one third of the films have been screened at IDFA, six have competed at Sundance, and many more have been at Visions du Reel, CPH:DOX, Hots Docs, and other similar festivals.