The Most Notable Documentary
Project Market in Asia,
Docs Port Incheon 2018 wrapped up
with great success
and well received by the Film
● Unveiled a total of 30 Korean
and Asian projects, the professionals of the film, broadcasting, and
documentary expressed the satisfaction about the high-quality projects with
● Total of 488, record-breaking
business meetings was held
● Over 1,300 man-days of
professionals and guests participated from more than 180 of companies and
organizations related to film, broadcasting, and documentary from home and
● Announced the 44 winners in 19
categories for the awards and in-kind supports
● The Biz Talk with various
topics including the overseas distribution of Korean documentary and the
post-production process received favorable praises.
● The participants of
‘Masterclass for Editors & Directors,’ the new program launched this year,
expressed great satisfaction with participation rate.
Docs Port Incheon 2018 - the
Asian Documentary Project Market held for four days at the Olympos Hotel
Incheon from November 1st to 4th, ended in highly favorable attention from the
professionals of the domestic and international documentary, broadcasting, and film
industry. It began with the new program of this year, ‘Master Class for Young
Producers’ and ‘Master Class for Editors & Directors’, followed by ‘Asian
Project Pitch,' ‘Korean Project Pitch,' ‘Nordic Project Pitch,’ and ‘Rough Cut
Sales Presentations.’ With these sessions, a total of 37 documentary projects
The directors and producers of
the projects had their passionate pitch and lively Q & A with panels, who
were the decision makers from domestic and overseas investment firms, distribution
companies, and broadcasting companies. A total of 488 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
significant increase in the number of meetings per project comparing to the
last year’s 377 meetings confirmed that Docs Port Incheon has been growing and
positioning itself as a substantial market.
This year, a total of over 1,300
professionals from more than 180 companies and organizations including 60
leading decision makers of the film, broadcasting, and documentary in Korea and
abroad. The number of participants of the on-site programs such as Biz Talk and
Pitching set the new record.
After ‘Rough Cut Sales
Presentation’ ended on the evening of 4th, the closing ceremony followed with
the award ceremony announcing the winners of 24 categories including the
projects for the in-kind supports. For this year, more projects including
A-Pitch received the benefits of production and other supports than last year,
as more companies joined the festival along with the companies that had been
providing the various supports.
This year, a total of 44 projects
in 19 categories were selected as winners and in-kind support projects. <206
Unearthened> by HEO Cheol-nyung won the Best Korean Project (KRW
25,000,000), by Hnin Ei Hlaing won the Best Asian Project (KRW
25,000,000), and by WANG Min-cheol and by YI Seung-jun jointly won the Best Rough Cut Project (KRW
20,000,000). In the Best Nordic project, by Kristian Petri of Sweden was selected. The Doc Spirit Award went
to by JUNG Jae-hoon, by Nishtha
Jain, and by Fan WU, the project best reflecting the spirit of the
documentary. by LEE Ko-woon won the Best Young
Korean Director’s Project (KRW 10,000,000) as well as the Contents Panda Award
(KRW 20,000,000), the new award established this year. by YI Seung-jun also won the CGV Arthouse Award (KRW 20,000,000). Also, various
in-kind support projects including the digital post-production, advertising
design, promotional marketing, music and sound, and the theatrical release were
selected and announced.
The directors and producers of
the 37 films and the professionals from home and abroad gave favorable comments
on Docs Port Incheon that it is a valuable business platform functioning as a
great networking site as well as the most notable and successful documentary
market in Asia. The participants also praised the efficient and practical
business space and the Festival area, how well they were managed for the
participants and decision makers. The decision makers applauded the high-quality
work and great potential of this year’s projects from Korea and Asia. New
programs launched this year, such as ‘Master Class for Young Producers’ and
‘Master Class for Editors & Directors’ with practical curriculum, gathered
very satisfying feedback from all the participants even though it was a 2-day
program and five BizTalk programs designed to provide maximum information in a
short amount of time received positive feedback in general.
Please check the details of the
winners and in-kind support projects of Docs Port Incheon 2018 at the official
website and contact the Docs Port Incheon Office for more information. Thank
Call for the creative Asian documentary projects!
Docs Port Incheon 2018
Announcement for the schedule and submission
- November 1 to 4, 2018 at Olympos Hotel, Incheon, S. Korea
- The largest scale of decision-makers will participate this year
- Online submission will be available from June 18th to July 6th at the official website for 3 categories
- Asia Project Pitch (A-Pitch), Korea Project Pitch(K-Pitch), and Rough Cut Sales
A must-go market/forum for Asian documentaries, Docs Port Incheon 2018 will be held at Olympos Hotel (former Paradise Hotel Incheon) from November 1 to 4 and is finding for the most outstanding documentary projects from every corner of the Asian region.
Docs Port Incheon(DPI) is a place to provide Asian documentary creators with the opportunity to meet the professionals from diverse fields of documentary industry, as well as to get funded. DPI has been rapidly growing to become one of the most important documentary projects market in Asia.
At last year’s event, 31 Korean/Asian documentary projects were unveiled while more than 920 participants from around 103 Korean/international broadcasters, distributors, funds, and institutes were attending. And during the event, 379 biz meetings are achieved! The pitched projects have garnered lots of attention and praise from Korean/international professionals with each project’s diversified topic and its in-depth approach.
In that way, through last year's event, Docs Port Incheon has strengthened its position as an efficient business market where creators and industry professionals can get practical supports. And this year's Docs Port Incheon will go broader and deeper to reach more creators and industry professionals to find new and potential projects and nourish it.
First of all, this year’s Docs Port Incheon builds up the ‘Docs Lab’ program more intensively. It’s a one month earlier training session and for the development of the projects in the aspect of storytelling, method of approach, structure and pitching itself. World famous documentary professionals will be invited as the tutors and will give invaluable feedbacks to each project. Of course, it will be a fantastic time for the participants to know each other and become friends. The session is open to the participants from selected projects of all categories.
Secondly, this year’s Docs Port Incheon will provide opportunities for broader international exchanges by hosting a special pitching section in connection with ‘Nordisk Panorama Forum’ for Nordic producers along with K-Pitch, A-Pitch and Rough Cut Sales sections.
At the same time, the larger scale of decision makers from all around the world will be invited to Docs Port Incheon 2018. Especially, more new decision makers from Asian regional broadcasters will be joining this year. We hope to provide a broader and greater opportunity for participants through these new initiatives.
Docs Port Incheon 2018, which aims to become the hub of the Asian documentary industry, will cover all the documentaries on all stages of production from planning to near completion. The selected projects will be pitched at the event after further development work through the 'Docs Lab' mentioned above.
Now we are eagerly looking for the most enthusiastic Asian documentary filmmakers with their own unique and creative projects. Non-Korean Asian projects are eligible for A-pitch. And the projects which once was invited to former DPI and finished the production can apply for Rough Cut Sales section too.
Submission will be available from June 18th to July 13th at our official website (www.idocs-port.org). Please find attached 'Submission regulation' for more details of the open call. Never hesitate to catch the chance to make your project stunningly developed and get through to the decision makers!
※ The official website is now under revision. More information about this year's event can be found after the homepage update.
※ All kinds of the cash and in-kind support will be announced later in a separate notice.
※ Please contact the project team for all inquiries.
E: firstname.lastname@example.org / P: (+82)70-4488-5491
Asian Documentary Project Market / Docs Port INCHEON 2018
2018.11.01 ~ 11.04
SUBMISSION PERIOD 18th, JUNE. 2018 - 13th, JUL, 2018 [DEADLINE EXTENDED]