“ชาวนาน้อย” สารคดีตามติดชีวิตเด็กรักข้าว ชนะเลิศโครงการ Doc Alert ปี 2

สารคดีเป็นเครื่องมืออันทรงพลังในการสร้างบรรยากาศการเรียนรู้ ทำงานเป็นทีม และผลักดันให้ผู้คนมีสายตาที่ลึกซึ้งต่อโลกใบนี้

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โครงการประกวดสารคดีระดับอุดมศึกษา Doc Alert ปีที่ 2 เฟ้นหานักทำสารคดีรุ่นใหม่จากรั้วอุดมศึกษา โดยมีทีมนักสารคดีสนใจเข้าประกวดร่วมทั้งหมดกว่า 30 ทีมจากทั่วประเทศ และคัดเลือกจนเหลือเพียง 5 ทีมสุดท้ายเท่านั้น
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These kids rock “Doc Alert 2”! The new young documentary filmmakers are about to come out of shells

Making a documentary film is a great way to engage students and develop a wide range of skills. We wish the universities around Thailand will develop more programs to encourage the student to challenge themselves.

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“Doc Alert 2” is the documentary filmmaking workshop and challenge combines in-class instruction with hands-on experience in non-fiction storytelling. Designed by Documania Co., Ltd, students will learn to cultivate ideas, shooting techniques, pitching, and public presentation skills. They also will gain an understanding of the roles directors, producers, cinematographers, sound mixers, and editors play in film production. Working in teams, students will produce a short observational film.

The 3 days of intensive training has been passed. It filled with an emotional rollercoaster.

It was excellent for developing the children’s speaking and listening skills, as they had to take responsibility for preparing questions and carrying out an interview. It was great to see them working as a team.

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Chanin Chamachote, the CEO of Documania Co.,ltd gave a press announcement with a support from Thai Media Fund, DN Broadcast co., Ltd and Royal Initiative Discovery Foundation. We talked about the future of the world wide’s taste of documentary trend that we should achieve and how to encourage Thai students to break their mundane boundaries. The program revealed the 5 teams from 4 universities (but only 1 will be the winner) all their works will be released on the NEW18 channel.

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It’s time to prove that student documentary is not just a flashy style.
Good storytelling comes from within. True documentaries reflect honesty, passion, and the connection a director makes with his subject. And Doc Alert 2 will be the good start.

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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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Insight Thainess : Gold from the Ancients

The remains of an ancient city tell a story of its glorious past. The architectural legacy of the once prosperous kingdom of Sukhothai is a testimony of the predominant temples that existed in this former capital of Siam. After nearly a millennium, the glory of this ancient city is still evident, arousing visitors’ imagination and desire to search for its timeless heritage.

The small community of Si Satchanalai is where exquisite handicraft articles are produced. It began with a Chinese goldsmith named Chuea Wongyai, who bestowed his craftsmanship on local artisans, enabling them to inherit and continue the master goldsmith’s expertise in Siam.

The secret of the beauty of ancient gold ornaments has been passed on to the present generation. Some patterns have been modified and more techniques have been created to interlace gold filaments with gold beads of varying designs. Such secret is the hallmark of Ban Thong Som Samai, whose gold articles are characterized by unrivaled craftsmanship.

Ban Thong Som Samai’s goldsmiths have played a major role in re-introducing Sukhothai’s gold ornament tradition. Their carved golden articles are modeled after the architecture of the ancient structures of the Si Satchanalai Historical Park. Today, Sukhothai gold not only manifests superior beauty but also tells a vivid story of the once glorious kingdom.

 

Documania

www.documaniabangkok.com

Tourism Authority of Thailand

www.tatnews.org

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Insight Thainess : The Art of Andaman Batik Fabric

The dawning sun is weaving its bright light over the land filling every life with cheers and energy.  The local inhabitants of Ko Yao Noi, an island of Phang Nga province begin their day’s work early.  Some fishermen are heading back ashore, ready to trade their catch for some cash.  Both the land and the sea here offer abundant natural resources for the locals, whose simple yet graceful daily routines are depicted on local handicraft items.

As a time-honoured work of art that reflects the local way of life, batik fabric with colourful patterns has long represented the unique identity of people in Southern Thailand and the Malay Peninsula.  Inspired by the natural surroundings, batik artists sketch images of various objects; such as; flowers, sea waves and marine creatures, on the fabric. Such patterns depict the artists’ real-life experience and, therefore, vary from one area to another. Yet there is one concept that all batik pieces represent: life overflowing with happiness and merriment.

Documania

www.documaniabangkok.com

Tourism Authority of Thailand

www.tatnews.org

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Doc Alert 2 เดินสาย 15 มหาวิทยาลัยสู่การประกวดสารคดีระดับอุดมศึกษาครั้งที่ 2

โครงการประกวดสารคดี Doc Alert ปีที่ 2 กลับมาอีกครั้ง หลังจากประสบความสำเร็จเป็นที่เรียบร้อยจากครั้งที่ 1 จนได้ทีมที่มีความพร้อมในการผลิตสื่อสารคดีมืออาชีพ โดยในครั้งที่ 2 นี้ท้าทายนักสื่อสารรุ่นใหม่ด้วยหัวข้อ “ศาสตร์พระราชา อยู่รอด อยู่อย่างพอเพียง อยู่อย่างยั่งยืน” เพื่อผลิตสารคดีความยาว 22-25 นาที และร่วม Workshop การผลิตสารคดีทั้งกระบวนการ ตั้งแต่การหาแรงบันดาลใจ ออกแบบโครงเรื่อง การเขียนTreatment จนนำไปสู่ขั้นตอนการถ่ายทำและตัดต่อจนสำเร็จเป็นสารคดีที่สามารถฉายให้กับสาธารณะ

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Wrapped up the successful: ASIAN SIDE OF THE DOC 2018

Fostering the value of high standard of Asian documentary filmmaking with international potential!

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Finally we have reached the final moment of THE 8th edition of ASIAN SIDE OF THE DOC last week.

The event played host to Asia’s largest gathering of the documentary and factual professionals across four days, 30 January – 2 February, at the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok.

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We, Documania Co.Ltd, are so proud to be a part of the program as long as all honorable members from Thailand DocsGroup. Our latest project “Romusha of the Death Railway” hit the stage in pitching session 3 and received good critical reviews from jury and decision makers such as Arte, NHK World, and Discovery Networks Asia Pacific.

Documania united with Thai documentary companies in Thailand Pavilion which including TV Burabha, Payai Creation Co.,Ltd, thaidocumentary TV, D.Doc Studio ,Global intercommunication Co.,Ltd, JSL , Wishtrend Thailand and Twentyfifty Productions.

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Attracting 350 industry professionals from 35 different nations, ASIAN SIDE OF THE DOC 2018 proved to be very effective in efforts to reach key players in the Asian-Pacific region. The annual pitching forum and programmes sales market enjoyed an excellent 2:1 producer-to-broadcaster ratio with 90 international decision makers present, that fostered an invaluable networking and deal-making environment for delegates.

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This year’s international marketplace event, co-organised with MAXIMAGE Co. Ltd, has provided an exceptional forum for discussion, learning, connection and business development. In addition to the high-quality pitches and hundreds of one-to-one meetings that resulted from the event’s networking opportunities and social activities, a carefully curated program of 30 sessions were scheduled highlighting the coproduction needs of ASEAN broadcasters, the Asian stories that fit Western audiences, a practical guide to interactivity in reality, as well as the consolidation among regional streaming services.

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With the support of Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion – Ministry of Commerce (DITP), the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Ministry of Culture, Thai Media Fund and Thailand Film Office as co-funders, Gold Partner Thai PBS and Thailand Docs Group, the association uniting Thai producers of documentary films, Asian Side of the Doc has managed to grow confidence within the Asian TV industry and the booming regional media landscape.

 

2018 ASIAN SIDE OF THE DOC AWARDS ANNOUNCED

An international jury decided the awards for the best pitched projects among the 24 original stories coming from the Americas, Europe and Asia presented during daily pitch sessions.

 

  • Best INTERNATIONAL Project

Winner : « Small Island Big Song » – produced by Undergrowth Productions (Australia).

 

  • Best ASIAN Project

Winner : « Life With A Robot » – produced by Tokyo Video Center, Inc. (Japan).

 

  •  Best ASEAN Project

Winner : « Duck Academy » – produced by Payai Creation Co. Ltd (Thailand).

 

  •  NBC Universal Archives Award

Winner : « Walking the Road » – produced by Mandarin Film (China).

 

  • The Southeast Asia Audio-Visual Association (“SAAVA”) Award

Winner : « The Perfect Motion » – produced by Aloest Productions (France).

 

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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.

‘Romusha’ hits the pitch At Asian side of the Doc

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The inspiration for documentary projects can come from anywhere. We live in a rapidly changing world, and people are hungry for stories and insights into different people, cultures, subjects, and concepts. From small slice-of-life short form to expansive multi-part series, documentaries can take many forms.

However, to begin your own documentary project, you’ll need to pitch it to others. And it was quite exciting in Asian side of the Doc 2018

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Our latest project “Romusha of the Death Railway” hit the stage in pitching session 3 and received good critical reviews from jury and decision makers such as Arte, NHK World, and Discovery Networks Asia Pacific.

“This will recall that there was another group of people who had built the Death Railway with their lives.”

Nitchanan Kittikhun, a Documania’s producer, made a clear statement on the stage with Suphachai Thongsak, the director of the project. The two veteran documentary filmmakers presented the key concept story with good heart and precious details which made every minute of the pitching counted.

 

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Nitchanan Kittikhun, the Documania’s producer and Suphachai Thongsak, the director

 

We received positive reviews from the jury who is a representative from NHK Japan said “This is a project that we want our people (the Japanese) to see the forgotten history. It’s important to record the story of people who reclaim their identity in cruel WWII event. Still, this project is unique! We haven’t heard the story from these people before”

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During WWII, estimated 300,000 of Romusha or Asian Laborers were forced by Japanese Army to work on Thailand – Burma Railway. Just a few of them had a chance to return home. Most of them disappeared or died somewhere no one exactly knows. No cemetery. No name record. Nothing left to remind that Romusha was once the majority who built the Death Railway and experienced the most painful part of WWII history.

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Chandra Sekaran had grown up in Malaysia with those untold memories from one of the survivors – his own father. He heard it, but never listened to it. After the father died, the son of Romusha realized that this missing piece of wartime might be lost forever. He needed to do something immediately. That was when he decided to walk into the forgotten history.

This is a mission against time. There are just a few of those Romusha still alive somewhere. P. Chandra Sekaran knows that this is the last chance to search for the survivors and record their oral history.

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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.

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Documania joins the ‘Asian side of the Doc 2018’

At the last Sunny Side of the Doc in La Rochelle, our Thai documentary filmmakers had joined the event and received critically acclaimed from international decision makers and buyers with our uniqueness and heart touching documentaries.

Our works have been recognized and we had chances to improve the projects with commenters and buyers who seek a gem of creative works to be present across the world.

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Asian side of the doc is one of the most celebrated documentary Film Market of the world. Aside from the public screenings, the festival caters specifically to the industry with several workshops and forums available. The event also offers the opportunity for filmmakers to meet with commissioning editors, buyers, and new talents. Sunny Side of the Doc hosts an Asian edition in Bangkok, Thailand.

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well.

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Documania united with Thai documentary companies in Thailand Pavilion which including TV Burabha, Payai Creation Co.,Ltd, thaidocumentary TV, D.Doc Studio ,Global intercommunication Co.,Ltd, JSL , Wishtrend Thailand and Twentyfifty Productions.

Asian side of the Doc 2018 gathers 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.

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Our latest project Romusha of the Death Railway from Documania tells a forgotten history of Asian labors who had built the death railway during WWII, is going to be recalled by their descendants. The project has been selected in pitch session 3

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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.

 

Do you have a story to tell? ASD2018 : Student Workshop

Do you have a story to tell? And how we can make it possible?

This year the leading international marketplace for documentary and factual programming in Asia take place in 8th EDITION: 30 JAN. – 02 FEB. 2018, Bangkok.

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Approximately 500 documentary professionals are expected to attend Asian Side of the Doc, for the second consecutive year, with the objective to build the ASEAN regional hub for documentary coproduction and knowledge exchange.

But we didn’t forget about the young generation of content creators.

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The ASD has a special segment for giving the opportunity to all talented students from all across the country to participate in this leading program the ASD special workshop.

The objective is to give participants an opportunity to try different storytelling techniques and style discussed in class.

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The Seminars and workshops on topics ranging from grant writing to production, pitching and gathering all information from real sources by exchanging with veteran documentary filmmakers from Thailand Documentary group.

The documentary filmmaking workshop combines in-class instruction with hands-on experience in non-fiction storytelling. Students will learn to cultivate ideas, shooting techniques, sound recording and design, and digital editing skills. They also will gain an understanding of the roles directors, producers, cinematographers, sound mixers, and editors play in film production. Working in teams, students will produce a short observational film.

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The main subject of this year is Wat Arun วัดอรุณราชวรารามราชวรมหาวิหาร The famous Wat Arun perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn is one of the best-known landmarks and one of the most published images of Bangkok. Students can observe&create story around this area open widely without any restriction. Every issue can be presented in the documentary that urges the people to perceive Wat Arun more clearly in truthfully perspective.

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Furthermore, all students who participate in class would receive the opportunity to observe the ASD marketplace and absorb the atmospheric feeling of the international market that may increase the eagerness to join documentary filming career path in near future.

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