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

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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)

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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:

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Yves Jeanneau

Founder of Sunny Side of the Doc

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Amanda Groom

20 years award winning, global TV production experience

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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

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