The seventh annual Asian Side of the Doc conference has moved to Bangkok, Thailand, following its March postponement due to “local logistical issues” in China.
The international doc and specialist factual market will now be held in the Thai capital from November 1 to 4, after having secured a partnership agreement with Thai pubcaster MCOT and Thai prodco Panorama Worldwide.
The 2016 edition of the Asian marketplace, which draws more than 720 documentary professionals, was initially scheduled to take place in the Chinese city of Suzhou from March 21 to 24, but was delayed by organizers in January after encountering logistic problems.
Asian Side was founded in 2010 as the first international documentary marketplace in Asia designed to maximize investment and copro opportunities through a raft of panel sessions and one-on-one meetings, as well as a pitching forum and exhibition space.
“Given the growing interest shown by the international documentary community in the dynamic Asian factual market, we had to 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 Sunny Side Markets CEO Yves Jeanneau in a statement.
(Pictured L-R: MCOT’s Soonthorn Areerak, Panorama Worldwide’s Morrakot Na Chiangmai, Sunny Side of the Doc’s Jeanneau and Wishtrend Thailand’s Stéphane Lambert)