Asian Side of the Doc 2018 – Call For Projects

The 2018 Asian Side Call for Projects is open to submissions until December 11, 2017 – so don’t miss out on financing for your documentary!

Submit your project to get a chance to meet with buyers, commissioners and investors from major broadcasters, digital platforms and foundations from Asia and beyond.

We are looking for strong projects in advanced development stage, with appeal to Asian broadcasters, co-producers or other funders. They can be one-offs, series, mini-series or short formats. Transmedia/interactive projects are also accepted.

*** Projects looking for local or regional partners in Asia for production, or on-site shooting will be particularly considered by the jury.

To accelerate their production, projects selected for the pitching competition would be provided pre-organized one-to-one meetings with international funding and creative executives, for critical guidance, and for creative and financial discussions.

Submissions should be on following themes, based on the Asian factual market demands:

  • Human Interest & Social Issues
  • Nature, Science & Environment
  • History, Archeology & Heritage
  • Discovery & Lifestyle (Fashion, Gastronomy, Travel…)
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society
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IMPORTANT NOTE: You need to be already registered to Asian Side of the Doc 2018 to submit.
After registration, you’ll connect to our Community Space and be able to enter your project via your account.

Selection Requirements and Process:

  • Your project has to be in advanced development. You can be already in production or in postproduction, if you are still looking for finishing funds.
  • A 2-4 minutes trailer with English subtitles is mandatory
  • Proof of the confirmed participation of at least one partner: broadcaster, distributor, supporting fund, foundation, crowdfunding, new platforms, museums, brands…
  • Your project has to be in advanced development. You can be already in production or in postproduction, if you are still looking for finishing funds.

Elements required for submission through your professional account:

Submissions will be in English. You will have to upload the following elements online:

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- Synopsis in English (300 characters spaces included)

 

- Treatment (700 characters spaces included)

- Project HD picture (300 dpi)

- 1 PDF file with:  synopsis, budget, funding plan, commitment letters, and treatment, short biographies of the author-director and presentation of the producer.  And all the information that you consider useful in order to help the jury assessing your project.

 

- Trailer (max. 500MB, compressed). Formats accepted: MOV, AVI, MP4, MPEG-2, 3GP, AAC, FLV (M4V is not accepted)

Please use Firefox or Google Chrome to upload your video. Safari is not recommended.

For further information, please contact our submission team on international2@sunnysideofthedoc.com

If you need assistance, please call this number from 9am to 6pm (French time): +33 (0)5 46 55 79 69