Call for documentaries in the stage of postproduction - deadline for project applications is May 15 / deadline for observers is May 30.
DOK.Incubator is a new initiative supporting documentary projects in the stage of rough cut.
- Are you just finishing a documentary?
- Do you want to have a strong story line, good release and to grow international potential of your film?
- Are you interested in new ways of pro- moting and distributing?
DOK.Incubator workshop gives you individual support in the phase of finish- ing your film. International tutors will guide you to find fresh ways of thinking about editing, international film release, distribution, sophisticated marketing and active work with audience for producers, directors and editors coming with a promising project.
Deadline for project application: May 15th, 2012
Fees: 1.400 € per project (3 people)
Fee includes accommodation and meals.
Deadline for observers (participants without project): May 30th, 2012
Observers are going to pay a fee covering the costs of their meals and accommodation.
For application we request:
- rough cut of the film (if you have no rough cut, include edited scenes and rewritten proposal based on shot material)
- distribution strategy plan
- CVs of director, producer and editor, track record of their company
- basic information about the project - timing, structure of financing, broadcasters involved
1st session: July 9th – 15th 2012, Telč /CZ/ – ROUGH CUT
focuses mainly on improving the cut of the film and its international potential, helps to prepare draft of films release and distribution incl. its budgeting, offers case studies touching the challenge of internet and new media distribution
2nd session: September 17th – 23 rd 2012, Bratislava /SK/ – FINAL CUT
is connected to almost the final cut of the film in order to finalize the narrative and editing structure, goes deeper into production site, especially in film marketing and distribution, improves PR and advertisement skill, focuses on deliveries like PR texts, visuals, trailers and concept of their national and international first release events
3rd session: October 30th – November 2nd 2012, DOK Leipzig /GE/ – FINAL PACKAGE
during DOK Leipzig participants take part at presentation of upcoming documentaries followed by individual meetings with key European broadcasters, sales, festival selectors and distributors from festival and co-production markets
Video post-production services in value of 1.500 Eur (equals 3 days of color corrections or DCP master production)
by Avion Film&Sound postproduction (www.avion.net)
We accept 8 projects and 10 observers. Selection will be based on four main criteria – international distribution potential, quality of the rough cut, applicants company and distribution plan. It is important that submitted project has time to be developed and does not have to be delivered in the middle of the workshop.
Participants from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia may apply for a scholarship to cover part of the participation fees. Applicants must prove that there is no possibility of scholarship in their own country (letter from Mediadesk) and that the project is a really low budget documentary and doesn’t have a closed funding. In special cases scholarship can be obtained by west European participants as well.
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