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Docs By the Sea – Call for Projects 2020

docsbythesea_call2020The Docs By the Sea International Documentary Forum is calling for documentary projects until April 5th, 2020. Here you can find more information about their Call for Projects. *Only for Southeast Asian filmmakers*

About the Project:
Docs By The Sea is the only international forum that focuses on creating a supportive ecosystem for documentary films in Southeast Asia. Initiated with Bekraf, Docs By The Sea is organized by In-Docs, a non-profit organization committed to foster an open society through documentary films.

It is a rare intimate gathering of documentary filmmakers and international industry members who are looking to build understanding and collaborations that can elevate genuine and creative storytelling from Southeast Asia. Through this forum, documentary projects in Southeast Asia can obtain international co-productions, broadcast commissions, acquisitions, cash funding, distribution, festival selections, and opportunities to pitch at other international forums.

Storytelling Lab
Documentary development can be arduous but exciting. The Storytelling Lab at Docs By The Sea assists selected projects in telling the most compelling story, perfecting their pitch and discovering the hidden potentials to unlock funding and distribution.

Editing Lab
Selected projects who attend the Editing Lab at Docs By The Sea obtain in-depth consultancy and maximum boost from world-class editors and dramaturgists. Selected projects may be eligible to travel and accommodation stipend from Docs By The Sea 2020.

Eligibility:
– The project submitted must be produced or directed by Southeast Asian filmmaker(s), who will be the attending participant(s) of Docs By The Sea 2020. Upon selection, filmmakers have to provide a passport as proof of Southeast Asian citizenship
– For Storytelling Lab, the director must be the attending participant(s) of the lab. Selected projects can be in development/research up to the rough cut stage.
– For Editing Lab, the director of the editor must be the attending participant(s) of the lab. Editing Lab applicant is obliged to provide a rough cut. Rough cut should show the story structure and resemble the vision of the director
– Project(s) that have participated in previous editions of Docs By The Sea program(s) may participate again. A) Storytelling Lab participant(s) in the previous edition of Docs By The Sea Lab & Pitching Forum is only eligible for Editing Lab in Docs By The Sea Lab & Pitching Forum 2020; B) Editing Lab participant(s) in the previous edition of Docs By The Sea Lab & Pitching Forum is not eligible to apply in Docs By The Sea Lab & Pitching Forum 2020; C) Docs By The Sea Incubator 2019 participants of any labs may participate again in any labs of Docs By The Sea Lab & Pitching Forum 2020.
– All labs will be conducted in English. Docs By The Sea 2020 does not provide an individual translator for non-English speaking participants. Projects with non-English speaking members who wish to attend Docs By The Sea 2020 have to secure a translator on their own cost
– The submission form must be filled out in English. All supporting audiovisual materials (e.g trailer, excerpt, or rough cut) have to be subtitled in English. Captions or descriptions for still images or excerpts are encouraged, but optional. Below are the details of each information you need to submit in the form.

Deadline: April 5th, 2020
Notification Date: End of June 2020
Docs by The Sea Lab: August 21st – 24th, 2020
Docs by The Sea Pitching Forum: August 26th – 28th, 2020

To know more about the Rules & Regulations please visit this link: http://docsbythesea.org/index.php?p=submission

We would like to remind filmmakers that the Docs By the Sea will take place from August 21st – 28th, 2020 at in Bali, Indonesia.

To see other Call for Entries please go to our section “Call for Entries”.

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