Yesterday, Tuesday 9 February, dok.incubator announced the 8 selected projects for its 2020 edition. For this, its 10th anniversary, the film teams will receive six-months of tutoring from top-notch editors, producers, and distributors. During the programme, final cuts will be sharpened and strategies of all descriptions put into place. Representatives from Toronto, Berlinale, Karlovy Vary, IDFA, and CPH:DOX all joined yesterday’s presentation.
Over the years, dok.incubator has brought several prominent documentarues to the forefront of the international scene, of which are included Radu Ciorniciuc’s Acasă, My Home, Iryna Tsilyk’s The Earth is Blue as an Orange, Jindřich Andrš’s A New Shift, Beniamino Barrese’s The Disappearance of My Mother, Reetta Huhtanen’s Gods of Molenbeek, and dozens more.
At the presentation, Project Director Andrea Prenghyová and Nordisk Film & TV Fond’s Karolina Lidin announced a diverse slate of projects covering several countries, themes, and presentations.
dok.incubator 2021 projects
- How to Kill a Cloud (dir. Tuija Halttunen) – Finland, Denmark
Scientist Hannele Korhonen has one ultimate passion: to be the best at what she does and be recognised for it. Her life changes dramatically when she is awarded a 1,5 million USD research grant by the United Arab Emirates to participate in their ambitious project to stimulate rainfall over the notoriously arid region.
- Life of Ivanna (dir. Renato Borrayo Serrano) – Russia, Norway, Estonia, Finland
Ivanna is a young Nenets woman and mother of five children who lives in the Russian Arctic. She decides to take her life in her own hands, emancipating from an abusive relationship and abandoning the traditional nomadic way of life in the tundra.
- We Are Inside (dir. Farah Kassem) – Lebanon, Denmark, Qatar
After more than a decade, Farah (31) returns to her hometown Tripoli in Lebanon to stay with her widowed aging father Mustapha (83). It’s her last chance to reconcile with him, though it must be through the only language he understands: poetry.
- Diagnonsense (dir. Ane-Martha Tamnes Hansgård) – Norway
Having been diagnosed with 12 mental disorders over a 15 year period, a filmmaker reclaims her identity while questioning the very need for psychological labelling.
- The Labudovic Reels (dir. Mila Turajlić) – Russia, France, Qatar, Montenegro, Croatia
Stevan Labudović, the cameraman of Yugoslav President Tito takes us on an archival road trip through the birth of the Non-Aligned Movement, revealing a battle of images where cinema gave voice to a decolonising world.
- Brotherhood (dir. Francesco Montagner) – Czech Republic, Italy
Three young brothers growing up in the shadow of their father’s influence must each decide: which man do they want to be?
- The Pawnshop (dir. Lukasz Kowalski) – Poland
A couple of resourceful misfits run the biggest pawnshop in Poland. When their finances collapse and love begins to falter, they set out to fight the hardest battle of their lives.
- Untitled Turkey Project (dir. Maria Binder) – Germany
This currently untitled project profiles a dedicated woman with a strong sense of justice, but her perseverance exacts a high price.