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French delegation set for Asian Side

A large French delegation is set to attend the third annual Asian Side of the Doc conference later this month, with representatives from ARTE and the France Televisions group making the trip to Tokyo, organizers have announced.
March 5, 2012

A large French delegation is set to attend the third annual Asian Side of the Doc conference later this month, with representatives from ARTE and the France Télévisions group making the trip to Tokyo, organizers have announced.

The delegation will be accompanied by Eric Garandeau, the president of the CNC (Centre National de la Cinématographie), and the event is set to see some 130 decision-makers from Europe and Asia meeting to discuss projects and coproductions.

In a statement, the event’s organizers said: “Sunny Side and Bang Productions are delighted to see such a turnout, confirming the success of the previous Asian Side in Seoul last year, and the boom in documentaries in Asia.

“Coproductions with Asian countries are growing constantly and sales opportunities for programs are increasing. Sunny Side of the Doc can already announce a big increase in the Asian presence at the next edition, [which takes place] in La Rochelle from June 26-29.”

Asian Side of the Doc will take place at the Bellesalle Shiodome in Tokyo, Japan, from March 19-22. Stay tuned to realscreen for coverage from the event.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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