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03 May 2021

Indonesia | Docs By The Sea Accelerator 2021 for SE Asian film projects

Open call for Docs by The Sea Accelerator 2021 - a development programme open to Southeast Asian film documentary projects and emerging producers. Docs By The Sea is the only international forum that focuses on creating a supportive ecosystem for documentary films in Southeast Asia.

Docs By The Sea Accelerator 2021 is a development program for Southeast Asian Documentary Filmmakers in refining their projects with in-depth professional discussions and mentorships. As a complimentary platform to Docs By The Sea International Documentary Forum that is being held bi-annually, Docs By The Sea Accelerator offers three different labs of Storytelling, Editing and Creative Producing. At the end of the lab, the projects will be presented in an intimate-scale pitching sessions to a panel of experts followed by networking events with international producers.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s edition will run virtually from 16 August - 4 September 2021 to ensure the safety of all participants.

Held for the first time in 2017, through this forum, documentary projects in Southeast Asia have obtained international co-productions, broadcast commissions, acquisitions, cash fundings, distributions, festival selections, and opportunities to pitch at other international forums.

Eligibility: The project must be produced or directed by Southeast Asian filmmaker(s), who will be the attending participant(s) of Docs By The Sea Accelerator 2021. Upon selection, selected participants will have to show a proof of their Southeast Asian nationality.

See guidelines for full details

Deadline for applications: 3 May 2021

Docs By The Sea is initiated and organized by The Ministry of Tourism and Economy Creative of the Republic of Indonesia and In-Docs, a non-profit organization committed to foster an open society through documentary films.