2018 Sunny Side of the Doc was a blast with Thai documentary makers

It was such a thrilling year of marketplace events, discoveries & encounters. The sun keeps on shining in La Rochelle and the team just got back from the summer break, 24- 28 June 2018

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Thailand’s top documentary production companies make their second visit in La Rochelle at SSD 2018 The first day of Documania at the Sunny side of the Doc 2018 in La Rochelle, France, seemed to be a pretty good day. It’s a world markets place that dedicated to documentary and factual content.

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Thailand DOCS Group(TDG) consists of Thailand’s top 10 documentary production companies. The members of our delegation include Documania, TV Burapha, Payai Creation, D.Documentary, Thai Documentary Global Intercommunication, JSL Global Media , Wishtrend, Twentyfifty and Yodmanu Pamornmontri. This year event felt more like a family reunion, supported by the Ministry of Commerce’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP).

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We look forward to sharing our vast range of documentary content that deals with social issues, history, art & culture, human interest, food & travel, wildlife, and design. We are also hoping to forge new relationships with potential co-production partners, broadcasters, and distributors all over the world.

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Sunny Side of the Doc has world-renowned pithing sessions that we must attend. The 6 pitching sessions (NATURAL HISTORY & WILDLIFE / ARTS & CULTURE / SOCIAL & HUMAN INTEREST / SCIENCE /CULTURE & DIGITAL CREATION/ HISTORY) have been presented across the week (Monday, June 25 – Thursday, 28 2018) by creative teams from all over the world to pitch their projects in development, in front of 350+ international decision makers and distributors, guided by expert moderators.

42 original projects from about 11 different countries were pitched live for funding and industry leaders’ insight at Sunny Side of the Doc 2018.  Every team had only 7 minutes to capture the decision makers.

So, this is a great opportunity to explore the factual market and create new opportunities for industry professionals to make stories and partnerships go from local to global.

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2018 Sunny 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.

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