Docs by the Sea

Docs by the Sea is an international documentary lab and forum for creative documentary projects from Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and other Asian regions. Through Docs by the Sea, the selected documentary projects will obtain mentorship and pitching opportunities that allow them to connect with the international market.

Initiated in 2017, Docs by the Sea is organised by Kemenparekraf (the Ministry of Tourism and Economy Creative of the Republic of Indonesia, formerly BEKRAF) in partnership with In-Docs. Docs by the Sea 2022 is also co-organised by Docmonde and FFD; supported by Goethe-Institut Indonesien, Institut Français Indonesia, and Franco-German Cultural Fund.

This year, we are expanding our selection to docu-filmmakers of all Asian nationalities. Selected documentaries will participate in our Storytelling Lab, Editing Lab, and Creative Producing Lab on July 11–21; followed by a pitching Forum on August 18–26.