This week will welcome a new edition of the Asian Side of the Doc project development workshop in Bangkok, open to all ASEAN professionals who applied with a project in development that they would like to produce and/or finance internationally.

As part of our longtime mission of supporting emerging talents and encouraging high quality international co-productions, Asian Side of the Doc organises an intensive four-day training programme designed for emerging ASEAN documentary producers and filmmakers developing a specific project with international potential. The initiative includes a project development workshop, a masterclass and producer mentoring to gain up-to-date market knowledge of the documentary industry and go global.

A group of trainees involved in Asian Side of the Doc project development workshop in 2016.

A group of trainees involved in Asian Side of the Doc project development workshop in 2016.

We are pleased to announce the list of 10 documentary projects that were selected to participate in this programme on September 19-22 at the Alliance Française Bangkok:

1- Monkey TownTV Burabha, Thailand
Directed by Suthipong Thammawuit

2- Anwar & Others - Thai Documentary TV Co., Ltd., Thailand
Produced and directed by Phithak Jaiboon

3- Song of the LandInsideDoc Thailand, Thailand
Directed by Preecha Srisuwan and produced by Oradol Kaewprasert

4- Terrorist whisperer Dosfellas, Malaysia
Directed by Justin Ong and produced by Aminda Faradilla Omar

5- Songbirds of Acheh Dosfellas, Malaysia
Directed and produced by Aminda Faradilla Omar

6- Against all oddsTV Burabha, Thailand
Produced by Nattanan Kulrapeekorn

7- The Last ArtisanLatent Image Productions, Singapore
Directed and produced by Craig McTurk

8- Galileo on the Field – Payai Creation Co., Ltd, Thailand
Directed by Theeranont Kongsook and produced by Yupa Rattanajan

9-The Memoir of Romusha Documania, Thailand
Directed by Suphachai Thongsak and produced by Nitchanan Kittikhun

10-Rock around the War Global Intercommunication, Thailand
Directed by Tawatchai Rudeeamornkiat

They will be mentored by a team of top industry professionals including Esther van Messel – Producer and CEO of First Hand Films (Switzerland/Germany), Christian Popp – Producer and co-founder of YUZU Productions (France), Pailin Wedel – Thai-American filmmaker and Yves Jeanneau, CEO of Sunny Side markets.

The aim is to give selected ASEAN producers and directors:

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

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Pitching opportunities at Asian Side of the Doc

The 4-day training programme will end with a pitching session for up to 6 creative teams in front of the trainers and a special jury.
One project will be selected to be pitched at the 8th Asian Side of the Doc (January 30 – February 2, 2018 in Bangkok), in front of leading international decision makers and potential co-producers attending the marketplace event.

We would like to congratulate all the selected projects and thank all directors and producers across Asia who took time to apply with their original ideas !
More information on our workshop are available on our website here


The next submission opportunity and deadline for Asian Side of the Doc pitching sessions is December 11, 2017Call for projects now open !