Asian Side of the Doc postponed

The seventh edition of the Asian Side of the Doc marketplace, originally set to take place in Suzhou, China in March, has been postponed due to "local logistical issues." (Pictured: Yves Jeanneau, CEO of Sunny Side markets)
January 11, 2016

The seventh edition of Asian Side of the Doc has been postponed.

The international doc market was originally planned to take place in Suzhou, China, from March 21 to 24, but has been delayed until a later date, yet to be confirmed. Organizers in a statement cited “local logistical issues.”

“Given the growing interest shown by the international documentary community in the dynamic Asian factual market, we must be sure that Asian Side of the Doc keeps on providing a relaxed and friendly environment to foster valuable networking and business relationships with major players in the pan-Asian industry,” said Yves Jeanneau (pictured), CEO of Sunny Side markets, in a statement.

“The postponement is necessary to address satisfactorily the recent logistic difficulties encountered. Asian Side will keep the components that have made it a successful coproduction platform and doc sales market in Asia,” the exec added.

Asian Side was last year held in Xiamen, China. In an interview with realscreen ahead of the event, Jeanneau noted positive developments in the Chinese documentary field, despite a turbulent period around the CCTV corruption scandal in August 2014.

“It’s starting up again,” said the CEO last March. “These elements are, all together, giving the documentary community in China some hope.”

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.