Docs By the Sea will return again this year with a format of Docs By The Sea Accelerator 2021: Digital Edition!
The program will be held online from 16 August – 4 September 2021. Docs By The Sea Accelerator is a development program for Southeast Asian Documentary Filmmakers in refining their projects with in-depth professional discussions and mentorships. As a complimentary platform to Docs By The Sea International Documentary Forum that is being held bi-annually, Docs By The Sea Accelerator offers three different labs of Storytelling, Editing and Creative Producing. At the end of the lab, the projects will be presented in an intimate-scale pitching sessions to a panel of experts followed by networking events with international producers.
Docs By The Sea Accelerator 2021: Digital Edition is a part of regular series, Docs By The Sea International Documentary Forum, the only international forum that focuses on creating a supportive ecosystem for documentary films in Southeast Asia. This forum is initiated and organized by The Ministry of Tourism and Economy Creative of the Republic of Indonesia and In-Docs. Held for the first time in 2017, through this forum, documentary projects in Southeast Asia have obtained international co-productions, broadcast commissions, acquisitions, cash fundings, distributions, festival selections, and opportunities to pitch at other international forums.