The 7th edition of the Asian Side of the Doc coproduction platform and programmes sales market will take place from 31 October to 3 November 2016 in Bangkok (Thailand). Asian Side of the Doc is continuing its journey around Asia: after Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Chengdu & Xiamen in China, Bangkok will now be the place for exchanges between Europe and Asia.
The 2015 edition drew more than 700 documentary professionals, including 140 decision makers, from Asia and beyond (40 countries) to its industry-leading market, designed to maximise investment and international coproduction through a line-up of inspiring panels, unique networking events, a high-quality pitching forum and the added value of an exhibition space leading to real deal-making. The documentary genre is now in development in the ASEAN zone (650 million inhabitants) such as Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines. Programmes from abroad come mainly from the UK, the US, Japan, and Korea. But broadcasters are open to broadening their sources of supply.
Asian Side of the Doc 2016 is co-organised by Sunny Side Of The Doc and Wishtrend Thailand, with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and in partnership with MCOT in Thailand. MCOT and its production structure PANORAMA produce and broadcast documentaries and would like to develop their international presence. Asian Side of the Doc will bring the e-gaming documentary “GAME FEVER” directed by Hervé Martin-Delpierre and co-produced by ZED (France), Dalian Wanda (China), Intuitive Pictures Inc, Radio Canada and Super Channel, to world premiere and open the Month of Documentary Film programme in November at the Alliance Française Bangkok, in presence of Diego Buñuel, Head of documentaries of the French pay TV Canal Plus who commissioned the film.