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Many European docs at the 2nd edition of iDocs Beijing Forum

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The second edition of iDocs Beijing International Forum will happen from 12 to 16 December 2010.


This festival and forum is organized by Channel Zero Media, one of the major documentaryAi?? distribution and production company in mainland China..

As explained by its organizers, ai???iDocs International Documentary Forum is an officially permitted documentary platform, aimed at the distribution and communication of documentaries, which is supported by the most authoritative international documentary organization: International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).”

“The letter ai???iai??? of the ai???iDOCSai??? stands for ai???internationalai???, ai???individualai??? and ai???loveai??? (due to the similar pronunciation with love in Chinese), and the name of ai???iDOCSai??? expresses a deep love for the excellent documentaries and hope to spread the love and warmth with the inspirational documentary films. The slogan of ai???iDOCSai??? is ai???New Views, Better Worldai???, which conveys the objective of the organizers about spreading with open, multiple, bright and constructive vision.”

The second edition of iDocs

The first iDOCS International Documentary Forumai??? was held in Beijing Film Academy, in December 2009.

800Ai?? attended the opening ceremony, 6000 joinedAi?? the screenings and nearly 200 participated in the various seminars and master workshops. It received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the audience,Ai?? international guests and extensive media coverage.

2010 edition

The theme of the 2010 edition is “Open Eyes” and the objectives of iDocs remain the same :

. giving the Chinese documentary film makers an in-depth understanding on the current situation and the environment of the international documentary industry

. Sharing the first-class documentaries with the Chinese audience

. Offering a platform for communication among documentary masters

. Discussing about the domestic documentariesai??i?? incorporation into the world documentary industry.


From Screenings ….

20 international docs will be screened during theAi?? days festival.

These films come from Australia (“A Good Man”, “The Burning Season”, “The Man Who Stole My Motherai??i??s Face”, “Presumed Guilty”), Austria (“Pianomania”), France (“Home”, “NAi??nette”), Netherlands (“The Player”, “Buddhaai??i??s Lost Children”), Sweden (“The Swindler”, “The Substitute”), Taiwan (“YOUNG AT HEART: Grandma Cheerleaders”, “Spring: The Story of Hsu Chin-Yu”), UK (“Hold Me Tight Let Me Go”, “English Surgeon”), USA (“Trouble the Water”, “Burning the Future: Coal in America”, “Racing Dream”, “Wo Ai Ni Mommy”, “No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson”).


8 of the 20 docs are from Europe :

. Buddhaai??i??s Lost Children

director: Mark Verkerk

. Home

Directory:Yann Arthus

. Nenette

Director: Nicolas Philibert.

. Pianomania

Directors: Robert Cibis and Lilian Franck
Nominated: European Film Awards 2009 for Best Documentary Award

. The Swindler

Directors: Ai??sa Blanck, Johan Palmgren

… to workshops

The 2010 iDOCS will feature Panel Discussion & Master Workshops.

4 Panel Discussion Sessionsi?s

. International documentary film fund: JVFai???ITVS

. The present situation of International Documentary Festivals: idfaai???hotdocsai???AIDC

. The formulation of the documentary film policies of the governments and industry Ai?? associations overseas: NFB / PBS / Taiwan Public Television Service

. ai???Survival and Distributionai???— The survival mechanisms of the international Ai?? documentary producers

6 Master Workshops

. Case Study: The making of ai???English Surgeonai??? –Geoffrey Smith

. Case Study: The making of ai???Hold Me Tight Let Me Goai???– Kim Longinotto

. Case Study: The making of ai???CANE TOAD The Conquestai??? –Mark Lewis

. About Trailer–What is Trailer/Why should we make a Trailer/How to make a Trailer

. How to do smart editing— The editing of the documentary films –Mary StephenProfessional Activities: Topic Seminar & Master order periactin online cheap, lioresal without prescription. Workshop & Screening & Trailer Park.

Date: Dec.12th to Dec. 16th, 2010 i??5 Daysi?i??

Location : Beijing Film Academy

Slogan i?sNew Views, Better World

Organizeri?sBeijing Channel Zero Media

Corporative Organizeri?sBeijing Film Academy

iDocs website

BZM website

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