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Docs By The Sea is an international documentary forum for creative documentary projects with the focus of Southeast Asia. It is an excellent platform to network, obtain industry insights, and get your projects funded and distributed.

Thirty projects will be selected to pitch,including ten short documentary projects who are competing for cash prizes and distribution support from IF/Then program. 30+ key experts from the international documentary industry will be invited to provide feedback and consider collaborations with selected projects.
Submissions are Closed
Project submissions are officialy closed now! Thank you for submitting your projects. Selected projects will be announced in June.
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Docs By The Sea 2018
Project submissions are officialy closed now! Stay tuned for the announcement in June.
The lab will be held on August 2nd - 5th, 2018 and the forum will be conducted on August 7th - 9th, 2018, in Bali, Indonesia.
Decision Makers
Decision makers for Docs By The Sea 2018 are to be announced in July 2018.
Please have a look at Archive menu for our line-up of key industry experts who attended Docs By The Sea 2017.
Selected Projects
Here are selected projects for the first phase of IF/Then Shorts Pitch Competition in collaboration with Docs by the Sea.
The filmmakers will participate in the IF/Then Story Development Lab in Jakarta, 4-6 May 2018.

BULLET-LACED DREAMS (The Philippines)
Director: Cha Escala & Kristoffer Brugada

DANCING QUEEN (Thailand)
Director: Watcharee Rattanakree
Producer: Appichon Rattanapayon

DIARY OF CATTLE (Indonesia)
Director & Producer: David Darmadi & Lidia K. Afrilita

GOLEK GARWO (Indonesia)
Director: Wahyu Utami Wati
Producer: Damar Ardi

HOME (Indonesia)
Director: Arunaya Gondhowiardjo
Producer: Firman Widyasmara

HOW FAR I’LL GO (Indonesia)
Director & Producer: Ucu Agustin
Co-Producer: Dian Raisha

IF I CAN DREAM (Indonesia)
Director: Ratih Prebatasari

MILLION BAHTS BABIES (Thailand)
Director & Producer: Rungroj Rojanachotikul

PRETTY ALMA (Indonesia)
Director: Bani Nasution
Producer: Yogi A. Fuad

SONGBIRDS OF ACHEH (Malaysia)
Director & Producer: Aminda Faradilla
Producer: Jean Chang

SOUND OF SOIL (Indonesia)
Director: Ika Yuliana

SWALLOWS TRAPPED IN TWILIGHT (Thailand)
Director & Producer: Komtouch Napattaloong
Producer: Nontawat Numbenchapol

THE ACT OF FORGIVING (Indonesia)
Director: Kurnia Yudha Fitranto & Teguh Hari
Producer: Amerta Kusuma

THE EMBER (Indonesia)
Director: Arfan Sabran

THE LEGEND OF THE FISH (The Philippines)
Director: Venice Atienza

THE SALT TRAILS OF ULU PAPAR (Malaysia)
Director: Nadira Ilana
Producer: Martin Potter

TOUCH THE COLOR (The Philippines)
Director: Baby Ruth Villarama
Producer: Carlo Joel Gutierrez
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