November 14, 2017
By Rachel Ho
Korea – Docs Port Incheon 2017, the Asian Documentary Project Market held for 4 days at the Olympos Hotel Incheon from November 2nd to 5th, ended in highly favourable attention from the professionals of the domestic and international documentary, broadcasting, and film industry. It began its 4-day journey with the opening ceremony on the 2nd, then ‘Asian Project Pitch,’ ‘Korean Project Pitch,’ and ‘Rough Cut Sales’ presentations followed. And 31 documentary projects from Korea and Asia were released.
The directors and producers of the projects continued with their passionate 15-minute pitch and Q & A with panels, who were from domestic and overseas investment firms, distribution companies, and broadcasting companies, and participated as the decision makers. A total of 366 individual meetings, a new record, were held during the business meeting session after the pitching, including on-site arrangements as well as the preliminary applications. This high increase in the number of meetings per project comparing to number of the last year’s 239 meetings confirmed that Docs Port Incheon has been growing and positioning itself as a significant market.
This year, a total of over 900 professionals from more than 100 companies and organizations including 70 leading decision makers of the film, broadcasting, and documentary have visited DPI from abroad and other cities in korea. The number of participants of the on-site programs such as Biz Talk and Pitching set the new record.