ASIA FOCUS: AIDC x CCDF x DMZ DOCS

The AIDC team is back from the 10th anniversary CNEX Chinese Documentary Forum (CCDF) in Taipei and the first-ever DMZ Docs in South Korea. Awards were given at each event to promising new documentary projects from the Asia-Pacific region, with the producers of each now invited to bring them to AIDC 2020.

AIDC AT CCDF 2019

Two promising projects picked up AIDC Awards at CCDF, held in Taipei, Taiwan from 18-24 September.

The story of a woman equally fierce about her boxing career and motherhood, Mom of the Ring (China), and an astonishingly beautiful look at a disappearing all-female Buddhist monastery, Dark Red Forest (China, pictured), were the recipients.

Both projects have been invited to submit to the AIDC 2020 marketplace, with the pitching teams to be provided free registration.

 

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Mom of the Ring

RUBY CHEN (CCDF) AND DANIELLE MCCARTHY (AIDC) WITH DIRECTOR WU YUE and producer Vincent DU (MOM OF THE RING) AND PAT FERNS (CCDF).

Dark Red Forest

RUBY CHEN (CCDF) AND DANIELLE MCCARTHY (AIDC) with producer and executive director LI Xin-yi, producer WU En-xy, cinematographer Tu Shao-na (DARK RED FOREST) AND PAT FERNS (CCDF).

AIDC AT DMZ DOCS 2019

AIDC also provided an Award to one project at the first-ever DMZ Docs Industry event in Paju, South Korea, held 23 – 26 September 2019.

A dynamic and electrifying look at the life of Korean drag and ballet artist, More (working title) takes us from dingy basement clubs to a Broadway show with John Cameron Mitchell.

Director LEE Ilha and producer LEE Mi Jin have been invited to submit the project to the AIDC 2020 marketplace, and provided with free registration and accommodation.

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More (working title)

More director LEE Ilha and Chris Harms (AIDC)