dok.incubator publishes selected projects for its 2017 edition

    dok.incubator, well-established rough-cut stage workshop, has just announced the final selection of 8 talented teams for 2017 edition. The filmmakers will be supported by individual mentorship with a focus on dramaturgy, distribution and audience building by top European and US editors, producers, distributors and marketing experts such as Yael Bitton, Freddy Neumann, Sigrid Dyekjaer and many others.

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    The teams behind the projects are coming from the whole world are covering a wide range of topics and genres:

    Norwegian project Golden Dawn Girls by Håvard Bustnes shows how representatives of Greece’s third largest political party get thrown in jail for allegedly leading a criminal organization. What happens to their family members and to the organization itself?

    Mamacita presents the story of 98-year-old grandma, whose grandson promised to make a movie about her life. This Mexican film is a documentary of the imagination that explores – using the technique of re-enactment – family history and memory in the quest for forgiveness.

    Georgian team of Before Father is Back brings on the screen everyday life of two girls, whose fathers have left their homes in Pankisi months ago with very unclear job reasons.

    Petra Costa from Brazil has worked on a story of the behind-the-scenes look at the Brazil’s first female president in a documentary with a self-explanatory name Impeachment.

    Polish director Marta Prus has been following a great rhythmic gymnast, Margarita Mamun, during her career break. Margarita is fighting for her dreams in an intimate portrait Over the Limit, which also shows the structure of the Russian sports system.

    A team from Hungary presents a portrait of a modern day slave Marish in a documentary called My Marish.

    A Machine to Live in from the USA is a feature-length artistic documentary about the imaginative and material processes of building one's utopia.

    Swedish project Events in Ydre tells a story of one of the Sweden’s smallest rural municipalities and a way of life that is threatened by depopulation. What are the ways to secure the survival of community in Swedish countryside?

    The eight projects have been selected out of 81 applications and they got a chance to join other successful documentaries which went through the dok.incubator workshop. In five-years existence of dok.incubator more than one third of the films ended up at IDFA, other competed at Sundance, Vision du Reel, CPH:DOX, Hot Docs and other platforms.

    Find more information about the projects here.


    Last modified on 05-04-2017