Docs By The Sea is the only international forum that focuses on creating a supportive ecosystem for documentary films in Southeast Asia. It is initiated and organized by In-Docs, a non-profit organization committed to foster an open society through documentary films.

Through this forum, documentary projects in Southeast Asia can obtain international co-productions, broadcast commissions, acquisitions, cash funding, distribution, festival selections, and opportunities to pitch at other international forums.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, Docs By The Sea will run virtually on 13 to 28 August 2020 to ensure the safety of all participants.

The second edition of IF/Then Southeast Asia is held by In-Docs in partnership with Tribeca Film Institute and the Embassy of the United States of America in Indonesia. The program provides project funding and creative distribution mentoring to short documentary filmmakers from story-rich communities across the globe.

To ensure safety for all participants and mentors in the COVID-19 global pandemic situation, the IF/Then Southeast Asia program is taking place virtually from 17—23 June 2020.