Successful start of DOK. Incubator 2015
In the first week of June the 1st DOK.Incubator workshop session took place in Trest, Czech Republic. The creative teams of 8 films in the rough-cut stage came together to develop their films in the editing rooms and to think about their audience for the first time.
The participants have started to work under the supervision of top international editors, producers, distributors and marketing specialists to sharpen the focus of the film, to tell the story in the most powerful way, to deal with the financing, to find and attract the audience, and to build a sophisticated strategy of the future distribution.
It is always difficult, after years of shooting, to leave the old vision of the film, which a filmmaker carries on from the initial development period and often doesn’t reflect to the actual shot material. Therefore, DOK.Incubator works very intensively with the whole teams of producers, directors and editors. After the first workshop the team makes sure they all are aiming for the same film, define what is the main topic and the story to be told.
Now the teams are working on re-editing the rough cuts. The participants will get together and meet the tutors again in Slovakia, 23rd – 29th August with a new version of the cut of the film a clear strategy of communication towards their audience.