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The collaboration is designed to support the emergence of talented documentary filmmakers and producers from Malaysia, encourage the knowledge exchange, and facilitate the access to international markets for the best factual content ideas brought by a delegation of Malaysian doc professionals.


Lina Teoh, co-founder and executive director of MyDocs

Lina Teoh, co-founder and executive director of the Malaysian Documentary Association praised initiative :

“MyDocs is excited to be partnering with Asian Side of the Doc 2018. It is an excellent platform for Malaysian documentary filmmakers to learn, network and share their stories with the international documentary and factual content market. With more and more experienced talent and high quality stories being produced from this region, we hope this partnership will be the beginning of many more collaborations for the future.”


Yves Jeanneau, CEO of Sunny Side markets

Yves Jeanneau, CEO of Sunny Side markets


Yves Jeanneau, CEO of Asian Side of the Doc also commented :

« Our partnership with MyDocs follows a long-term work initiated at Asian Side of the Doc 2013 in Kuala Lumpur including project development workshops as a powerful leverage to co-produce high quality documentaries for local and international audiences. Asian Side of the Doc 2018 promises to witness and feature the very considerable progress made in building a unified factual content market in the Asia-Pacific region. »

This initiative is in line with the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA) mandate to represent regional media investment and facilitate best practices in content producing, financing and distribution in order to promote Southeast Asian creative industries internationally. It aims at matching the most promising Malaysian non-fiction projects with a global network of financiers, distributors, and coproduction partners who can make a real difference.

The 2018 Asian Side of the Doc Call for Projects is open to submissions until DECEMBER 18, 2017 – so don’t miss out on financing for your documentary!

Be in with a chance of pitching your new factual projects in front of key Asian and international buyers, commissioners and investors; and take part in tailored one-to-one meetings to make partnerships happen and enter new financing models. Organisers are looking for stories in the following new categories, based on the Asian factual market demands:

  • Human Interest & Social Issues
  • Nature, Science & Environment
  • History, Archeology & Heritage
  • Discovery & Lifestyle (Fashion, Gastronomy, Travel…) (1)