Asian Side of the Doc hits capacity

The sixth edition of the international documentary conference, kicking off in Xiamen, China next week, has sold out with more than 600 delegates registered. (Pictured: Sunny Side Markets CEO Yves Jeanneau)
March 12, 2015

The sixth edition of international documentary conference Asian Side of the Doc, kicking off in Xiamen, China next week, has sold out with more than 600 delegates registered.

Organizers Sunny Side Markets say this year’s delegates hail from 38 countries, and 130 international decision makers will be on hand. Participation from Asia is larger this year, at 77% of delegates, and 23% of delegates coming from Europe, North America, and the rest of the world.

The event, taking place from March 17-20, is designed to gather the international documentary community and maximize investment and copro opportunities with some of the world’s fastest-growing markets, in Asia.

“The documentary genre is growing in Asia. We see more networks and online platforms allotting slots for documentaries,” said Yves Jeanneau, CEO of Sunny Side Markets, in a statement. “Our responsibility is to bring them the best, most compelling stories, which are well told and well produced. In Xiamen, we shall see the extension of the Asian documentary market and spotlight new opportunities for financing and distribution.”

The conference schedule for Asian Side of the Doc features 20 sessions. More information can be found at the event’s website. (

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