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Docs by the Sea 2020

Docs by the Sea 2020

In partnership with Bekraf, Docs By The Sea invited 29 projects from 8 countries to attend a story development and editing workshop on 13 – 28 August 2020 that was held virtually online due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. On top of the Docs By The Sea lab, this year we also introduced Fresh Wave, featuring the work of our Docs By The Sea Alumni. Through the workshop, participating filmmakers received mentorship in developing their story from 11 international mentors. Along with the lab and pitch session, Docs By The Sea conducted 5 public webinars featuring Industry professionals and filmmakers from Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and France. By the end of the event, 3 projects were selected to receive Pitch Prizes: • SOME WOMEN for IDFA Award • BREAKING THE CYCLE for IDFA Award • BABY JACKFRUIT BABY GUAVA for DOK Leipzig Award IDFA Award was for the most promising projects to be officially invited for the online IDFAcademy and participation as an observer in the online IDFA Forum, with the support from the festival to arrange additional industry meetings. DOK Leipzing Award was an official invitation for online participation at the DOK Co-Pro Market 2020. To find out more about Docs By The Sea 2020, please download the catalog below.


Movie TitleFilm MakerCountry
A Distant CallAndrea Suwito, Finbar SomersIndonesia
A Dying BusinessChona MThe Philippines
A MemoirMin Min HeinMyanmar
AlukWahyu Al-Mardhani, Cochrane-Friedrich, Sam HewisonIndonesia
Baby Jackfruit Baby GuavaQuang Nong, Trang Dao, Leland EvansVietnam
Breaking the CycleAekaphong Saransate, Thanakrit Duangmaneeporn, Noorahaya LahteeThailand
Buried Dead MountainPrimrin Puarat, Pom Bunsermvicha, Onarisa Sapsompong, Tanwarat SombatwattanaThailand
Bantay Bukid (Forest Guards)Pia Duran, Gladys Llanes, Princess Taroza, Timothy John BiasongThe Philippines
Permanent (Permanen)Adlino Dananjaya, Anindhita Bunga Ayodhya, Damar Ardi, Bunga InezaIndonesia
Some WomenZi Qi Low, Quenyee Wong, Wan Ping Looi, Glen GoeiSingapore
The Altar BoysBryan Kristoffer Brazil, Lea Paz Torre, Antonio Lou ChuaThe Philippines
The Ballad of Clove VillageDwi Sujanti Nugraheni, Amerta KusumaIndonesia
The Journey to the East Marjito Iskandar Tri Gunawan, Ali MinantoIndonesia
The Last Sea NomadsKok Rui Lau, Hing Weng Eric TsangMalaysia
The Social MediaTin Win Naing, Soe Arkar HtunMyanmar
The Tongue Of Water (អណ្តាតទឹក)Polen Ly, Lucas SénécautCambodia
The Treasure of SumatraDennis Angga Hermawan, Amerta KusumaIndonesia
Voice of BaceprotYulia Evina Bhara, Yosep Anggi NoenIndonesia
Voyage to the Past (Sebuah Perjalanan Panjang)Patar Simatupang, Endro Aji Purnomo, Iwan BaxIndonesia
206 UnearthedChulnyung Heo, Sona Jo, Pailin WedelSouth Korea/Thailand
First Cuts Are the DeepestSopawan Boonnimitra, Peerachai Kerdsint, Primrin Puarat, John BadaluThailand
Hours of OursKomtouch Napattaloong, Noorahaya Lahtee, Aekaphong SaransateThailand
Love, Hate, and Reason (Antara Cinta dan Benci)Yogi Fuad, David Darmadi, Patar SimatupangIndonesia
Planet of LoveIka Wulandari, Greg Arya, Tonny TrimarsantoIndonesia
Soeboertono MoteRendy Rizal, Yonri RevoltIndonesia
Soundtrack of the Bare LifeEric LeeSingapore
The FlameGita Fara, Arfan Sabran, Aline JusriaIndonesia
Wiretapping My GrandparentsJuliàn Miguel Hernandez, Alyssa Suico, Che TagyamonThe Philippines
UnteachableShuling Yong, Lisa TehSingapore
The SilhouettesAfsaneh Salari, Jewel MarananIran, The Philippines
Sculpting The GiantMaulana Aziz, Rheza Arden Wiguna, Banu WirandokoIndonesia
For Me And Others Like MeSein Lyan TunMyanmar
Help Is On The WayIsmail Lubis, Nick CalpakdjianIndonesia
Al Awda (The Return)Jason SooSingapore
Elehiya sa PaglimotKristoffer Brugada, Charena EscalaThe Philippines
Dreaming in the Red LightPabelle Manikan, Wena SanchezThe Philippines
A House in PiecesJean Claire Dy, Manuel DomesThe Philippines