DOK.Incubator 2014 - Workshop Update
Surprising topics, exceptional young talents and very experienced filmmakers joined the 1st DOK.Incubator session in Cracow, Poland.
It hasn't been easy to deal with the expectations after the successful 2012 and 2013 editions of DOK.Incubator as a result of which the participating films have been competing at important festivals globally. In Leipzig, among others, we saw "The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear" /GE/, "The Last Black Sea Pirates" /BG/, "My Stuff" /FI/ and "Dance For Me" /DK/.
Nevertheless, this year’s collection of projects doesn’t fall behind on anything. A real femme fatale who devoured countless men falls in love with her own grandson, the director of the film she’s the main protagonist of: "A Family Affair" /NL/. The director of "Aunty" /IT, BE/ aims to re-connect a difficult relationship between his mum and her aging sister, divided by an old secret. A Roma guy with a big dream to organize a village rally competition with his makeshift BMW is the main character of "Drifter" /HU/. A little deaf girl from an illegal Roma settling, who escapes the brutal reality of everyday life into the world of Bollywood movies is the main protagonist of "Queen of Spades" /DE, PL/and "Beekeeper’s Family" /CH/ brings humorously the generational and urban-rural dilemmas faced by millions of families in today’s China. While the Spanish economy is falling apart and Djalal’s family is losing everything, he turns from a virtual warrior to a real soldier in Afghanistan. Will the main character of "WarGames" /ES/ eventually mature? "Always Together" /CZ/ is a disturbing story of a father, who brings the family out of any comfort and consumerism. Who´s permitted to refuse the father´s dream?
In Cracow, the creative teams consisting of directors, producers and editors of the participating films have been working intensively on the structure, storytelling and dramaturgy of each project – and have started to develop the project’s marketing and distribution strategy. Currently their marketing outcomes are being tested by external focus groups of potential audience while the teams keep on editing throughout summer.
The upcoming 2nd session will take place in Telč, Czech Republic between September 2nd – 9th 2014. Here the first test screenings in front of sales agents and festival representatives will take place.
Learn more about DOK.Incubator here.