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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.

It is a rare intimate gathering of documentary filmmakers and international industry members who are looking to build understanding and collaborations that can elevate genuine and creative storytelling from Southeast Asia. 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.

Docs By The Sea 2020 will be held on 21 - 28 August 2020 in Bali, Indonesia.


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 June 17th - 23rd, 2020.

We have selected 19 projects to participate in this year's edition of IF/Then Southeast Asia. Check out the list by clicking the button below.

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