The 5th edition of Asian Side of the Doc, the 4-day factual market bringing together broadcasters, producers and financiers from Asia and the rest of the world to coproduce documentary and specialist factual, held in Chengdu this year, is now sold out. 632 delegates have already registered, including 130 decision makers.
This year, there’ll be many more delegates coming from Asia, Europe, Australia, and some from North America: 65 producers and distributors from France, 35 from Australia, the same from Korea and Japan, 20 from Germany and Austria.
“This year’s Asian Side of the Doc, bringing together producers, buyers, commissioners, and the new players on the Asian and world documentary scene, has become a true market for documentary programming. What’s new this year is that as well as the project pitching and debates from previous years, we’ve added a true marketplace with the support of the China Documentary Film Commission and Chengdu Culture Promotion Association, for documentaries from East and West to be bought and sold. I’m confident that we can make a real difference to the Asian documentary scene and help producers and broadcasters reach new audiences,” said Yves Jeanneau, CEO of Sunny Side markets, which organises Asian Side of the Doc.