Crossing Borders 2017 International Documentary Pitch Open Day

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Don't miss this unique opportunity to observe a world class international documentary pitching forum!

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! Witness, learn and experience what it takes to present your story ideas at an international level!

Date: Saturday, 9th December 2017

Registration: 8.30am

Time: 9am - 3pm

Venue: QLIQ Hotel Damansara Perdana, Level 2

** Admission is free (inclusive of a tea break) however registration is required as space is limited**

Who should attend?

Anybody who is interested in gaining insight into broadcasters and their programming needs, as well as trends in the documentary market on a global level. Filmmakers who would like to pitch their documentary story ideas at an international level.

The projects being pitched

These filmmakers have been taking part in an intense Crossing Borders documentary training programme over the past six months and will now pitch their projects to an international panel of comissioning editors, distributors, funders and you!

Details for the 14 projects can be found here:

List of Decision Makers

Dato Azmir, Deputy Director General, FINAS, Malaysia

Justin Deimen, Managing Partner, Aurora Media Holdings / Aurora Global Media Capital, Singapore

Meriem Mesraoua, Grants Senior Coordinator, Doha Film Institute, Qatar

Mavourneen Dineen, Senior Producer for 101East, Al Jazeera Media Network, Malaysia

Taiyi Liu, Taiwan Section Chief, Media Development, Dept. Curation & Acquisition Section, DaAi TV (Tzu Chi Culture and Communication Foundation), Taiwan

Laura Glassman, VP of Programming and Production, Regional, NGC, Hong Kong

Panuksmi Hardjowirogo, Founding Producer, M'GO FILMS, Singapore

Apoorva Bakshi, Managing Director Original Productions, Filmkaravan, USA

Laetitia Schoofs, Commissioning Editor, Buddhist Programming, KRO-NCRV, The Netherlands

Yoshihiko Ichiya, Japan Senior Producer / Global Content, Development Division, NHK, Japan

Jae Hyuk Lee, Senior Vice President of CJ Factual Studios, CJ E&M, Korea

What is Crossing Borders?

Together with the European Documentary Network and Documentary Campus, Crossing Borders 2017 is in partnership with FINAS - The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia and MyDocs - The Malaysian Documentary Association.

Crossing Borders is a training programme for documentary professionals in Asia and Europe looking to access the international market. It has previously been held in China (2010), Malaysia (2011 & 2013), Indonesia (2015) and South Korea (2012 & 2016). Each year Crossing Borders invites filmmakers from Europe and Asia to submit their project ideas and approx 15 projects are chosen. Selected participants then attend three workshops (over a span of 6 months) covering training in: how to develop your story, accessing the international market, pitching your project, editing a polished trailer, distributing your finished film, how to navigate the international co-production process and more. More details can be found at:

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