Sunny Side of the Doc welcomes West Lake International Documentary Festival (Hangzhou) as official partner
West Lake International Documentary Festival (IDF), founded in 2017, is becoming a renowned platform for the arts and humanities promoting documentaries through screenings, awards, pitching, forums and workshops. The 3rd West Lake International Documentary Festival will be held from October 18-20, 2019 in Hangzhou (China) under the theme of “Something-Somewhere”.
The 3rd edition of West Lake International Documentary Festival is now open for submissions. As the official partner of Sunny Side of the Doc, the festival wishes to establish the West Lake IDF Award at Sunny Side of the Doc for the Best Pitch in Arts, Culture & Heritage, sponsoring a €3,000 prize in cash for the winning project and encouraging more documentary filmmakers to create distinctive arts programming.
Find out more about the 2019 selected project in this catgeory : HERE
Shiming GAO, President of West Lake International Documentary Festival (IDF) commented the news :
“I am very honored to soon be standing under the sunshine of La Rochelle, to introduce West Lake International Documentary Festival (IDF) to the international doc community. IDF stands for I Documentary Fact, and bears high-quality standards, extensive participation and international brand reputation. The event has gradually become one of the most renowned and professionnaly run documentary festivals in Asia. This year’s theme is “Something – Somewhere”. It embodies an allegorical and abstract meaning, related to Chinese civilizations meditation, pointing out the core of the universe and the essence of the world, the two aspects form a dialectical relationship, and the law of contradiction in the world. IDF attempts to continuously guide, build and spread the essential spirit of documentary storytelling. We establish the West Lake IDF Award at Sunny Side of Doc as a way to share the glory of documentary genre together with all filmmakers around the world.”
FIND OUT MORE: www.westlakeidf.com