Crossing Borders 2017 International Documentary Pitch Open Day

JOIN US AT THE CROSSING BORDERS 2017 INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY PITCH OPEN DAY!
Monday 20/11/2017

Do you ever watch documentaries in complete awe of how the filmmakers are able to create such incredibly powerful and fascinating stories? Ever wondered what it takes to get your own documentary commissioned for the International market but never quite known how? Keen on seeing first hand, how real life documentary filmmakers pitch their work and get their films made? Well, we have something that would be perfect for you!

Observe 16 documentary filmmakers from Europe and Asia (six from Malaysia) pitch their projects to a panel of decision makers from all over the world at the Crossing Borders International Documentary Pitch Open Day happening this 9 December 2017 at QLIQ Hotel! Click here to learn more about the projects being pitched. In addition to the 14 projects listed, there will also be two selected guest pitches from Malaysia.

Crossing Borders 2017 is in partnership with and supported by FINAS - The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia and MyDocs - The Malaysian Documentary Association together with the European Documentary Network Documentary Campus and Creative Europe Media.

This pitching forum provides a rare and unique opportunity for aspiring documentary filmmakers to witness, learn and experience what it takes to present and sell your story ideas at an international level. This is also perfect for those who are keen on gaining insight into broadcasters and their programming needs, as well as trends in the documentary market on a global level.

The documentary filmmakers will be pitching their projects to a panel of local and international decision makers and buyers such as:

1. Dato’ Azmir Saifuddin Mutalib – Deputy Director-General of National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) (Malaysia)
2. Bryan Seah – Head of Original Content of Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (Singapore)
3. Justin Diemen – Co-Founder of Aurora Global Media Capital (Singapore)
4. Meriem Mesraoua – Grants Coordinator of Doha Film Institute (Qatar)
5. Mavourneen Dineen – Supervisor of Al Jazeera 101 East (Malaysia)
6. Aziz Hassan – Head of Factual Content Division of Primeworks (Malaysia)
7. Taiyi Liu – Section Chief, Media Development Department Curation & Acquisition of DaAi TV (Taiwan)
8. Laura Glassman – VP of Regional Programming and Production of National Geographic Channel Asia (Hong Kong)
9. Panuksmi Hardjowirogo – Co-Founder of M’GO Films (Singapore)
10. Apoorva Bakshi – Head of Original Productions & Partnerships of FilmKaravan (USA)
11. Ichiya Yoshihiko – NHK Senior Producer, NHK “World Documentary”, Global Content Development Division, Japan Broadcasting Corp (Japan)
12. Astro Malaysia Holdings (Malaysia)

JOIN US AT THE CROSSING BORDERS 2017 INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY PITCH OPEN DAY!
Monday 20/11/2017

Do you ever watch documentaries in complete awe of how the filmmakers are able to create such incredibly powerful and fascinating stories? Ever wondered what it takes to get your own documentary commissioned for the International market but never quite known how? Keen on seeing first hand, how real life documentary filmmakers pitch their work and get their films made? Well, we have something that would be perfect for you!

Observe 16 documentary filmmakers from Europe and Asia (six from Malaysia) pitch their projects to a panel of decision makers from all over the world at the Crossing Borders International Documentary Pitch Open Day happening this 9 December 2017 at QLIQ Hotel! Click here to learn more about the projects being pitched. In addition to the 14 projects listed, there will also be two selected guest pitches from Malaysia.

Crossing Borders 2017 is in partnership with and supported by FINAS - The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia and MyDocs - The Malaysian Documentary Association together with the European Documentary Network Documentary Campus and Creative Europe Media.

This pitching forum provides a rare and unique opportunity for aspiring documentary filmmakers to witness, learn and experience what it takes to present and sell your story ideas at an international level. This is also perfect for those who are keen on gaining insight into broadcasters and their programming needs, as well as trends in the documentary market on a global level.

The documentary filmmakers will be pitching their projects to a panel of local and international decision makers and buyers such as:

1. Dato’ Azmir Saifuddin Mutalib – Deputy Director-General of National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) (Malaysia)
2. Bryan Seah – Head of Original Content of Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (Singapore)
3. Justin Diemen – Co-Founder of Aurora Global Media Capital (Singapore)
4. Meriem Mesraoua – Grants Coordinator of Doha Film Institute (Qatar)
5. Mavourneen Dineen – Supervisor of Al Jazeera 101 East (Malaysia)
6. Aziz Hassan – Head of Factual Content Division of Primeworks (Malaysia)
7. Taiyi Liu – Section Chief, Media Development Department Curation & Acquisition of DaAi TV (Taiwan)
8. Laura Glassman – VP of Regional Programming and Production of National Geographic Channel Asia (Hong Kong)
9. Panuksmi Hardjowirogo – Co-Founder of M’GO Films (Singapore)
10. Apoorva Bakshi – Head of Original Productions & Partnerships of FilmKaravan (USA)
11. Ichiya Yoshihiko – NHK Senior Producer, NHK “World Documentary”, Global Content Development Division, Japan Broadcasting Corp (Japan)
12. Astro Malaysia Holdings (Malaysia)

Details of the event are as follows:

Day/Date : Saturday 9 December 2017

Time : 9am - 3pm (Registration begins at 8.30am)

Venue : Level 2, QLIQ Hotel (2 Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor)

Admission: Free (Inclusive of tea break)

*Please note that space is limited, hence registration prior to event is strongly advised.

For full event details and to register your attendance for this exciting open day, please log on to https://documentarypitch_cb2017.eventbrite.com.

So what’re you waiting for? Register today so you won’t miss out on this unique opportunity to observe an International documentary film pitch!

Box Office Opens

From 9th December 2017 to 9th December 2017

Venue

QLIQ Hotel,Level 2, 2 Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana,Petaling Jaya,Selangor,47820,MY

WEBSITE

https://documentarypitch_cb2017.eventbrite.com

For enquiries:

Syakirah Ahmad
Tel: 01123075600
Email: syakirah@mydocs.my

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