30 JANUARY - 02 FEBRUARY 2018 / BANGKOK - THAILAND

Pitch Selection

Discover the 24 original projects from about 13 different countries that will pitch live for funding and industry leaders’ insight at Asian Side of the Doc 2018

Four pitching sessions across the week (Tuesday, January 30 – Friday, February 2, 2018) will see creative teams from Asia and beyond pitch their projects in development, in front of 80+ international decision makers and distributors, guided by expert moderators Rudy Buttignol, Chiara Bellati, Leh Chyun Lin.

The 8th ‪Asian Side of the Doc co-production platform provides pitchers with pre-arranged one-to-one meetings with leading commissioners and potential co-producers attending the market, to get straight into creative and financial discussions.

On Friday, February 2nd, in Bangkok, awards will be given to the presentations which most impressed our international jury in each following category:

  • Best International Project: Invitation for one person to Sunny Side of the Doc 2018 (25-25 June) in La Rochelle including a 4-day delegate pass, a pitch selection for the winning project, travel and accommodation for 5 nights. Sponsored by Tourism Authority of Thailand.

  • Best Asian Project: Invitation for one person to attend the West Lake International Documentary Film Festival in October 2018 in Hangzhou (China) including one accreditation, travel and accommodationSponsored by West Lake International Documentary Festival.
  • Best ASEAN Project: Invitation for one person to Sunny Side of the Doc 2018 (25-25 June) in La Rochelle including a 4-day delegate pass, the registration of the winning project, travel and accommodation for 5 nights. Sponsored by Thailand Docs Group.

  • NBCUniversal Archives Award:  Value of US$3000 to license archival content from NBCUniversal Archives for one project pitched at Asian Side of the Doc 2018 (prize must be used by December 31, 2019).

DAY 1 – Tuesday 30 January, 11am to 1pm

Public session (pitch + one-to-one meetings):

RIDERS OF DESTINY- 7T1 Media GmbH, Germany

PIANO SCHOOL, A GIFT TO MY DAUGTHER – Eurasiavision, Japan

COSMIC FLOWS, THE CARTOGRAPHERS OF THE UNIVERSE – CPB International | Camera Lucida productions, France

LEARNING TO BE WILD – TV Burabha Co., Ltd., Thailand

LIFE WITH A ROBOT TOKYO VIDEO CENTER,INC., Japan

DYING FOR SHELL – Factor 30 Films, Australia

DAY 2 – Wednesday 31 January, 11am to 1pm

Public session (pitch + one-to-one meetings):

WALKING THE ROAD – Mandarin Film, China

MOMMY AND ME – MomoLudens, South Korea

FOOD MAKERS GO GLOBAL! – Stefilm International S.r.l, Italy

DUCK ACADEMY– Payai Creation Co., Ltd., Thailand

THE MACHINE – Diana Chiawen Lee, Taiwan

BRIDES OF NEPAL, Icebreaker Productions, Finland

Day 3 – Thursday 1 February, 11am to 1pm

Public session (pitch + one-to-one meetings):

MURDER AT KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – Creative Stew Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

HWANGSA (working title) – Tortuga Films, Canada

PERFECT MOTION– Aloest Productions, France

TIBET, THE OTHER TRUTH – Les Films Grain De Sable, France

ROMUSHA OF THE DEATH RAILWAY – Documania Co., Ltd., Thailand

GOING NUTS – TALES FROM THE SQUIRREL WORLD – Albatross World Sales GmbH, Germany

DAY 4 – Friday 2 February, 11am to 1pm

Public session (pitch + one-to-one meetings):

INSTANT BADASS, FROM STREET TO CAGE – Wishtrend Thailand, Thailand

TSUNAMIS – ZED, France

23.5 DEGREES – KBS Korean Broadcasting System, South Korea

SMALL ISLAND BIG SONG – Undergrowth Productions, Australia

A WORLD OF PASTRY – Day For Night Productions, France

SWADAYA: A Journey Revealing the Power of Grassroots Innovation – PT Media Nusantara Film d.b.a Jungle Run Productions, Indonesia

One-to-one meetings only

For the first time, the selection has also extended to 3 extra projects which will benefit from pre-organised and tailored individual meetings with decision makers.

PANAMA AL BROWN: A MYSTERIOUS FORCE – Bachibouzouk, France

ZENITH OF THE MALAY WORLD – Arca Creative House Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

AMONGST MONKEYS – TV Burabha Co., Ltd., Thailand