International Jury for Asian Side of the Doc 2016 pitching sessions

Masters of Awards ceremony

Amanda Groom, Managing Director, The Bridge

Yves Jeanneau, CEO of Sunny Side markets

Jury Members

Gabriel Kuperman – Founder & Director, Luang Prabang Film Festival (Laos)

Panuksmi Hardjowirogo – Founding Producer, M\’go Films (Singapore)

Mavourneen  Dineen – Senior Producer, 101 East Al Jazeera English Channel (Malaysia)

 Jean-Luc Vernhet – Head of International Affairs, INA (France)

Soonthorn Areerak – Executive Vice President, MCOT (Thailand)


Awards 2016

Four Asian Side pitching sessions will create an opportunity for 32 producers from all over the world to pitch their idea including a trailer in front of a number of key international commissioners and buyers.

The international jury will decide on the best pitches for awards in kind.

Best International Project

Sponsored by MCOT


A USD$ 3,000 pre-sale deal for distribution rights in Thailand.

 Raghu Rai, An Unframed Portraitawards-picto


Made by Avani Rai, Finland’s Iikka Vehkalahti, the documentary depicts  the renowned Indian photographer Raghu Rai. The film’s partners include Anurag Kashap Films and IV Films, with coproduction funding from the IDFA Bertha Fund.

Best ASIAN Project

Sponsored by Sunny Side of the Doc


A pitch selection, 4-day delegate pass, travel and accommodation for  Sunny Side of the Doc 2017
(19-22 June).

 The Six: Titanic’s Chinese Survivorsawards-picto


Directed by Arthur Jones, with coproduction funding from AsiaTV, the 90-minute film tells the stories of six Chinese men who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and were detained and deported within 24 hours of their arrival in New York.

Best ASEAN Project

Sponsored by INA

Logos-sINAASDINA will present the laureate of the Best ASEAN Pitch with a very special prize which consists in :


-          5 minutes archives from the INA collections to be featured in one production. A prize worth several thousand Euros.

-          access to a training workshop within a catalogue of 400 training modules (up to 3-day courses, in French) OR participation to a “FRAME” seminar held in English, dedicated to European and non European professionals of the media industry, on new technologies applied to the restoration, digitization, preservation and use of audiovisual and cinematographic archives.

In both cases, INA supports training costs. Travel and accommodation expenses remain the sole responsibility of the winner.

 Hope Frozenawards-picto


Directed by Pailin Wedel, the film follows a Thai scientist and his wife who cryo-preserve their deceased baby daughter’s brain in the hope that technological advances will be able to reanimate her in the future.

Luang Prabang Film Festival Award

LPFF_250One Southeast Asian project selection for participation in this year’s LPFF Talent Lab, a full-day workshop on grant writing and project pitching led by the Tribeca Film Institute®, taking place during the 7th Luang Prabang Film Festival, this 2-7 December 2016 (accreditation & accommodation included).

 «The Doctor»awards-picto


Directed by Naruemon Chaingam and Aidan Jones, the programme investigates a passport forger who is helping a global network of terrorists and gangs, and explores Thailand’s role in the chain.