Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
Friday, 22 September 2017, Thailand has proved its readiness to be a hub for Asian documentary filmmaking and our Thailand based filmmakers have undoubtedly competencies to reach the global audiences in the worldwide market.
We proud to announce that Thailand will host the leading marketplace for documentary programming, Asian Side of the Doc in Bangkok, from January 30 to February 2, 2018
Asian Side of the Doc puts the spotlight on the dynamic Asian factual programs sector now running in both directions, Asia to Asia, and Asia to the rest of the world. The Asian documentary marketplace includes 4 days of networking, pitching sessions, one-to-one meetings, conferences, social events and the added benefit of a sales market with opportunities for delegates to create new partnerships and get access to key decision-makers from across Asia and beyond.
The Event will take place, from January 30 to February 2, 2018, at the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao, Bangkok. Over 4 days, more than 500 delegates, including producers, directors, distributors, key decision makers, investors, and consultant from 40 countries will meet at ASD18 for sales, networking, pitching sessions with prizes, conferences, and the added value of tailored one-to-one meeting with key buyers from Asia and beyond.
Today, we have had a featured part of a pre-event activity where documentary producers and directors gained insight on how to develop documentary projects in WORKSHOP & MASTERCLASS from our professional producers and directors in the worldwide documentary industry.
- Yves Jeanneau, CEO of Sunny Side of the Doc and Asian Side of the Doc.
- Esther van Messel, Producer, and CEO of First Hand Films (Switzerland/Germany).
- Christian Popp, Independent producer and co-founder of YUZU productions.
- Pailin Wedel, Independent filmmaker.
The Masterclass is about how to build bridges between producers, increase networks and create new opportunities of coproduction.
A total of 38 documentary projects from 7 countries were submitted to the ASD selection Jury, which selected only 10 projects to attend the intensive workshop, of which 7 were created by Thai producers.
As a result, the committees chose 2 projects in each category to win the major prices in pitching session.
- “Song of the Homeland” by Preecha Srisuwan from Inside Doc Thailand won Jury’s selection price.
- “Ducks Academy” by Yupa Rattanajan from Payai Creation Co., Ltd won Best Pitch Project.
These 2 projects will join Asian Side of the Doc 2018 in the next year.
With the high potential of Thailand as a destination for documentary market and collaboration between Thai team in term of public and private sectors. Thailand is poised to become the global capital of documentary production with good shooting locations and a wonderful culture. Moreover, with a strong support of Thai government under Thailand 4.0 policy is focusing on documentary films that have a high growth potential in the international market.