Dok.incubator has just announced the final selection of talented filmmakers whose projects will be supported in 2017. 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 audience building. Three out of eight teams are coming from east European countries.
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. The team also participated in Ex Oriente workshop 2015 organized by Institute of Documentary Film.
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.
A team from Hungary presents a portrait of a modern day slave Marish in a documentary called My Marish.
The rest of the selected projects are coming from the whole world and they are covering a wide range of topics and genres. The complete list of all selected projects is available on dok.incubator website. All the teams have got a chance to be mentored by top European and US editors, producers, distributors and marketing experts such as Yael Bitton, Freddy Neumann, Sigrid Dyekjaer and many others.
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).
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