The emerging of opportunities for Thai content makers: ASD2018

2018 is getting more interested for all Thai documentary filmmakers. We celebrate the best of factual programming in Asia that will provide unique business and networking opportunities for documentary filmmaker around Asia.



Asian side of the Doc will return for its 8th from 30 January to 2 February 2018. We, Documania Co.Ltd, are so proud to be a part of the program as long as all honorable members from Thailand DocsGroup.

The Press conference was officially announced about critical advantages for all media publishers, stakeholders, individual filmmakers and decision makers in Thailand that can be received beneficial supports from the prestigious program. Asian side of the Doc 2018 will also gather major international distributors who are purposefully setting out to grow their business in regions like China and South-East Asia. We received the news that National Geographic, Discovery Asia, NHK, CCTV, KBS, ABC Australia, PBS America, these world-renowned international publishers will be attending the program which increases our chance to present factual projects in the one-to-one meeting with the decision makers.


The beacon of light for new contents & talents

This year, Asian Side’s pitching sessions will see 24 documentary and factual projects (including a  Documania project’s ‘Romusha of the Death Railway’) with teams from across the world, pitch to 80+ local and international decision-makers, providing participants and observers with crucial insights into the kinds of projects being sought and how they are commissioned. In addition to the main awards for the Best International, Best Asiab, and Best ASEAN projects, the NBCUniversal Achieves Award to the value of US$3000 worth licensing of archival content from NBCUniversal Achieves will also reward one of the live pitched projects.



“The range and quality of this year’s pitch selection is outstanding with documentary projects coming from Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, China … and also from Canada, Australia, Germany, Finland, and France,” said Asian Side of the Doc CEO, Yves Jeanneau.

Asian Side of the Doc has chosen Bangkok, Thailand, as a rendezvous place to hold the international meeting by determining the competency of our creativity and production value that most outstanding from this region as a Hub of talent people with passion and unique perspectives of storytelling.





 Chanin Chamachote, CEO of Documania and the leader of Thailand DocsGroup said

“Asian Side of the Doc is an extraordinary opportunity for Thailand documentary filmmakers to show their competency and skills in producing quality international documentaries which can be listed on the ‘front line’ of world-class documentary producers. Nowadays, Thailand’s leading documentary filmmakers are gathering as a one band name ‘Thailand Documentary Group’ which is currently developing into an association. Our goal is aimed true, to develop our capabilities as well as to support and develop our personnel in the field of documentary production in Thailand.

We are a group that enters the world market together, to create economic value for the manufacturing content industry of the nation.”


Chanin Chamachote, CEO of Documania and the leader of Thailand DocsGroup


After the press event, Thailand DocsGroup members were gathering together for a short discussion