Attend our webinars!

July, 03 - 2022

Docs by the Sea presents four webinars on July 11–20, 2022 to answer your production needs. These events are open for public. Register here. You can also join us via YouTube livestream, see the links below.


The Devil is in the Detail: A Masterclass in Editing Creative Documentary Films with Anne Fabini

Anne Fabini is the editor of Oscar-nominated documentaries Of Fathers and Sons and Writing with Fire. The Colombian documentary Alis received a Crystal Bear at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival. Aswang, directed by Alyx Ayn Arumpac, won 14 awards worldwide including Best Editing at the FAMAS Awards 2020. Several films edited by Anne Fabini premiered at Sundance Film Festival including World Documentary Grand Jury Award winner Return to Homs. In 2019 she won the German Film Award for Best Film Editing. She also works as story consultant and tutor at international documentary workshops.

In this masterclass, Anne will focus on identifying the right approaches in editing methods in order to create a compelling story.

SpeakerAnne Fabini, Film Editor and Story Consultant
ModeratorKristoffer Brugada, Filipino Documentary Filmmaker
DateMonday, 11 Jul 2022
Hour19.00–20.30 JKT (UTC+7) 
Available languagesEnglish (Main), Indonesian, BISINDO (Indonesian Sign Language), Burmese, Thai
Livestream link

Lyfta: Commission & Acquisition Model for Documentaries

Lyfta is an award-winning digital learning platform that centers on immersive 360° environments and short documentary films, or what we call ‘storyworlds’. Lyfta’s platform is used and loved in hundreds of schools throughout the UK and Finland, enabling students and teachers to experience many different cultures and perspectives. Lyfta commissions and distributes work from filmmakers and content producers all around the world, some of which have come from Docs by the Sea projects. 

In this webinar, we will explore the storyworld production of The Spirit Medium and find out about Lyfta’s documentary distribution model.

SpeakerNick Calpakdjian, Producer of The Spirit Medium storyworld
ModeratorCharlie Phillips, Lyfta Head of Stories
DateTuesday, 12 Jul 2022 
Hour19.00–20.30 JKT (UTC+7) 
Available languagesEnglish (Main), Indonesian, BISINDO (Indonesian Sign Language), Burmese, Thai
Livestream link

Festival & Distribution Strategies with Irena Taskovski

Taskovski Film Training TFT #DOCSCONNECT is developed to keep the European and world cultural & documentary industry up and running in this new pandemic scenario and beyond, and to enable their participants to have access to knowledge, connection to film industry colleagues and develop perspectives on the new reality. 

In this masterclass we will learn how to create ideal promotional materials and campaigns for the specific project, how to plan a festival strategy and how the pandemic has changed the festival market, how to get a sales agent and distribute your film, and how to reach your audience.

SpeakerIrena Taskovski, Founder of Taskovski Films
DateWednesday, 20 Jul 2022 
Hour15.00–16.30 JKT (UTC+7) 
Available languagesEnglish (Main), Indonesian, BISINDO (Indonesian Sign Language), Burmese, Thai
Register link

Impact Talks: Creating Impact with EngageMedia and Coral Woman

EngageMedia is a nonprofit that promotes digital rights, open and secure technology, and social issue documentaries. Combining video, technology, knowledge, and networks, they support Asia-Pacific and global changemakers advocating for human rights, democracy, and the environment. In collaboration with diverse networks and communities, they defend and advance digital rights.

In this session, we will discuss how your film can contribute to the advancement of social change, which will delve into the ethics, the practice and the financing of impact production through documentary storytelling using impact toolkit. We invite Anupama Mandloi and Priya Tuvassery, filmmakers of Coral Woman, an Indian documentary film about the coral reefs of the Gulf of Mannar, to share their experiences and know-how on how films can change mindsets, behaviours and structures, when put in the right context and connected with strategic changemakers.

We encourage people to watch the film before attending the talk. Watch Coral Woman here.

SpeakersAnupama Mandloi, Impact Producer of Coral Woman
Priya Thuvassery, Director of Coral Woman
ModeratorEgbert Wits, Network, Development, and Research Manager of EngageMedia
DateWednesday, 20 Jul 2022 
Hour19.00–20.30 JKT (UTC+7) 
Available languagesEnglish (Main), Indonesian, BISINDO (Indonesian Sign Language), Burmese, Thai
Livestream link