Asian Side of the Doc Workshop & Master Class for Asean producers


September 19-22, 2016, Alliance Française Bangkok


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Submissions are now closed. Thank you.

The Projects Selection

Here are the 9 documentary projects from 6 Asian countries (Thailand, Nepal, Cambodia, The Philippines, Myanmar) to benefit from a special pre-Asian Side project development workshop at the Alliance Française Bangkok on September 19-22.

Two of them have been selected to be pitched at Asian Side of the Doc 2016 :

  • WINNER! Creepy Crawly Superfoods (Protein Monsters), produced by Nattanan Kulrapeekorn – TV Burabha Co. Ltd. (Thailand)
  • Jury Award: Thailand’s Mysterious Girl Skeleton, directed by Nitchanan Kittikhun – Panorama Worldwide (Thailand)



Fighting Inside, directed by Raul Gallego Abellan – Independent (Myanmar)

Yarsa, The Himalayan Gold, directed by Meeraz Roshan – Independent (Nepal)

From Above- Southeast Asia’s Coastlines, directed by Ladawan Sandak – Panorama Worldwide (Thailand)

The Liar of the Sea, directed by Kaewkhwan Ruengdecha – Documania Co.,Ltd (Thailand)

The Doctor, directed by Naruemon Chaingam - Fat Stone Films Co.,Ltd. (Thailand)

The Last Lake, directed by Lida Chan – CLOUD FILMS (Cambodia)

My Father the Executioner - Hiraya Pictures (The Philippines)

The Workshop

The aim is to give ASEAN producers and directors:workshop-asd-2016

  • a better understanding of their own project and it’s international potential
  • advice on marketing and pitching their project
  • an overview of who’s who in the international market (in terms of broadcasters, funders, sales agents, and production companies for co-production relationships)

Workshop Contents:

  • Analyze and criticism of the projects ; research of the axes of development*
  • Work on the “Marketing” of the projects: teaser** / logline / title
  • Presentation of the different possibilities offered on the International Market for selected projects; contacts and examples
  • 3 case studies of international coproductions relevant for the selected projects
  • The “Art of Pitching”: at the end of the training, each project’s holder will do a public pitch in front of Thai decision makers (producer, distributor, broadcaster…)

Each tutor will monitor 2 or 3 projects more specifically, but all tutors will work on all projects

  • up to 9 projects will be selected to attend the workshop
  • up to 6 projects will be shortlisted and pitch to ASD16 selection jury
  • 1 project will be selected to Pitch at Asian Side of the Doc 2016

Elements required for submission

  • Synopsis in Englishsumbit-workshop
  • 1 PDF file with: all the information that you consider useful in order
  • Trailer (5 GB maximum) Formats accepted: MOV, AVI, MP4, MPEG-2, 3GP, AAC, FLV (M4V is not accepted)
  • Company and/or Team profile (500 characters max.)
  • Project early footage (300 dpi)to help the jury assessing your project. For example synopsis, budget, funding plan, commitment letters, treatment, short biographies of the author-director and presentation of the producer.

Workshop and Master Class with International Trainers:


Yves Jeanneau

Founder of Sunny Side of the Doc


Amanda Groom

20 years award winning, global TV production experience


Edmée Millot

Author, Producer, Formerly in charge of ARTE doc programs

After the Big Pitch Session of the Projects, the Trainers will give a Master Class about the International Market and how to build bridges between producers, increase networks and create new opportunities of coproductions!

Master Class topics include:

  • Trends of the International Market
  • Who does What? (roles of broadcasters, producers, sales agents, funders, etc)
  • Places to be & alternative funding opportunities
  • The Art of Pitching

How to register?

The elements to be provided for pre-selection are:

  • Synopsis and treatment
  • Video teaser (if available)
  • Complete presentation of the director, producer and main partners involved, with their short bio and records of precedent works