Documentary Producers to Advance to Overseas Broadcasting Market (November 15)
- MSIT to hold ‘K-Docs Pitching Day’ in the Netherlands
□ The Ministry of Science and ICT(MSIT) announced its plan to hold the ‘K-Docs Pitching Day’ in Amsterdam, Netherlands from 16 to 21 November, with the aim of advertising Korean documentary projects to foreign broadcasters, investors and distributors.
□ Taken place during the world’s largest documentary film festival ‘International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam*(IDFA),’ the ‘K-Docs Pitching Day’(‘Pitching Day’) is held for the third time this year with the participation of 9 documentary producers selected through the planning development support project (July 2018).
* IDFA(International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 11.14.∼25.): documentary film festival launched in ’88; film screening, investment briefing and academy; more than 200,000 visitors a year
ㅇ The ‘capacity building group workshop’ will be held on the first day. Local broadcasters and investors will receive investment training from foreign experts.
ㅇ For the next 4 days(17~20 November), 9 teams from Korea will share promotional videos of their proposals and hold one-on-one investment meetings with investors from France, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, UK and Japan.
ㅇ A meeting will be also arranged between the event organizer Korea Communications Agency and Canada HotDocs*, the largest documentary film festival in North America, to discuss ways to expand cooperation for international joint production.
* HotDocs(Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival) : launched in ’93, holds various seminars, conferences, project markets and investors’ meetings
□ For the ‘K-Docs Pitching Day,’ 6 independent PD teams among 11 teams participating in the ‘Broadcasting Contents Investment Training,’ MSIT’s training program for fostering broadcasting and communications experts, will participate in the training program(11.14.~11.21.) and investors’ meeting in the Netherlands (MVP team only).
* A total of 11 promising producers and directors were chosen to participate in the job training(7.26~8.24) to help them advance into foreign markets. The team with the best performance will be granted an opportunity to train overseas.
□ To promote exports of Korean broadcasting contents, MSIT actively supports overseas expansion by stage(planning-production-distribution) and holds 3 investor meetings a year to attract initial investment for documentary production.
* Busan(May), UK(Sheffield, June), Netherlands(Amsterdam, November)
ㅇ MSIT plans to increase job training courses and investment promotion activities to assist the overseas business expansion of mid-sized broadcasters and producers and competent broadcasting experts.