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Docs By The Sea 2018 Prizes Winners
Here are the recipients of all prizes Docs By The Sea this year as given out during closing ceremony on August 9, 2018, in Bali:


IF/Then prizes for completion fund and distribution contract for South East Asian projects:

• Bullet-Laced Dreams (Cha Escala, Kristoffer Brugada, Philippines)

• The Songbirds of Aceh (Aminda Faradilla, Malaysia)


IF/Then prizes for completion fund and distribution contract for Indonesian projects:

• How Far I’ll Go (Ucu Agustin, Indonesia)

• Diary of Cattle (David Darmadi, Lidia Afrilita, Indonesia)


IF/Then project to be fully commissioned by Al Jazeera’s Witness program:

• Touch the Colour (Baby Ruth, Philippines)


IDFA Prize – one project selected to attend IDFAcademy and to observe IDFA Forum during International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2018:

• Under the Stars (Venice Atienza, Philippines)


Dok Leipzig Prize – one project is selected to observe the co-production market at Dok Leipzig 2018:

• Miss Universe in Jail (Max Canlas, Philippines)


Dok Leipzig Prize – one project is selected to participate in work-in-progress forum at Dok Leipzig 2018:

• An Elegy to Forgetting (Kristoffer Brugada, Philippines)


AIDC Prize – one project is selected to pitch at Australian International Documentary Conference 2019:

• Sculpting the Giant (Rheza Arden Wiguna, Banu Wirandoko, Indonesia)


AIDC Prize (Special Mention) – one project is selected to attend Australian International Documentary Conference 2019:

• Help is on the Way? (Ismail Fahmi Lubish, Indonesia)


Docs Port Incheon Prize – three projects are selected to pitch at Docs Port Incheon, South Korea, 2018:

• The Songbirds of Aceh (Aminda Faradilla, Malaysia)

• Touch the Colour (Baby Ruth, Philippines)

• Untitled Project (Jayson Bernard Santos, Philippines)


Current Time TV’s Best Pitch Award – one project will receive USD 3,000 cash prize and an acquisition deal from Current Time TV:

• Don’t Talk About Freedom (Gerry Apriryan, Indonesia)


Tokyo Docs Prize – one project is selected to pitch at Tokyo Docs 2018:

• How Far I’ll Go (Ucu Agustin, Indonesia)


Here are the first batch of Docs By The Sea Co-Production Fund consisting of 13 projects to receive the fund, as given out during Docs By The Sea closing ceremony on August 9, 2018, in Bali:


• Sculpting the Giant (Rheza Arden Wiguna, Banu Wirandoko)

• The Flame (Arfan Sabran)

• Don’t Talk About Freedom (Gerry Apriryan)

• The Songbirds of Aceh (Aminda Faradilla)

• Rato and I (Ray Nayoan)

• You and I (Fanny Chotimah)

• A Boarding School (Shalahuddin Siregar)

• My Big Sumba Family (Tonny Trimarsanto)

• The Other Half (Wahyu Utami Wati)

• The Plastic Bag Journey (Gugun Junaedi, Lutfi Wahyudyanti)

• Nchay Looking For Haven (Andi Hutagalung)

• Help is on the Way? (Ismail Fahmi Lubish)

• How Far I’ll Go (Ucu Agustin)