dok.incubator invites editors, directors and producers to a six-month workshop, focusing on the professional development of filmmakers and giving you access to the best experienced tutors internationally. Find out more here about dok.incubator and our work.
For the 11th season of dok.incubator 2022, we are prepared for both the online and / or residential format of the workshops, the actual program will be carried out depending on the development of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note that in order to apply you will need:
- A first cut with English subtitles of your movie or a selection of edited scenes lasting 40 to 90 minutes (max. 2 GB, supported formats include MP4, AVI, MOV); an additional edited pilot / trailer / teaser of the film is a plus
- Link to the director’s previous film
- Link to previous film by the editor – preferably a feature documentary (only the work of the main editor will be accepted)
- Three high-resolution photos of your movie
- Short synopsis (max. 1600 characters)
- Film processing based on shooting material (max. 3000 characters)
- Cover letters from all team members: director, editor and producer
- Approximate distribution strategy, including estimated time and place of premiere
- Film financing plan (with specified financing confirmed / unconfirmed)
- Portrait photo of the director, editor and producer (high resolution), their short CVs and contact details
Be aware that all three crew members – Director, Editor, and Producer – must be available to participate in three week-long online / hybrid / residential sessions in April, June, and September. You cannot apply without an editor. Please reserve your editor in advance: for an editing period between the 1st and the 2nd workshop, and for another between the 2nd and the 3rd workshop. Please note that all participants must be able to work in English.
Editing rooms are fully equipped with the exception of the computer – you must bring your own laptop with a storage device containing all footage.
You will attend three weeklong online / hybrid / residential sessions at different stages of project development (exact dates and locations to be confirmed later):
- 1st session / April 2022 // ROUGH CUP
- 2nd session / June 2022 // FINE CUP
- 3rd session / September 2022 // NEAR PICTURE LOCK
The format of the workshops may change depending on the current COVID-19 situation.
Arrival at the workshop is always one day before its start and departure the day after its end.
All non-English visual aids should have English subtitles (this doesn’t have to be a perfect translation, but it should make the script understandable to the viewer). We also recommend that English-language films be subtitled (to avoid misunderstandings due to sound quality or regional accents).
- When selecting, film projects are considered primarily on the basis of your uploaded material. Your trailer and synopsis help us, but your audiovisual material is the most important factor in our decision.
- You are competing with projects in the rough cut stage with a structured “film architecture”, so make sure your scenes are well selected and sorted, and show the main arc of the film’s story, its main conflict. and the richness of your Material. Please think about the order of the scenes and how you guide the viewer through the story.
- We need to know that you have really good access to your characters, so be sure to include scenes where your characters are intimate / honest / revealing on camera.
We are committed to keeping the raw version that you send us strictly confidential and to only share it with the selection committee for selection purposes.
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