container short cut


[DPI2018] Winner of Docs Port Incheon!

  • Administrator
  • 2018.11.12
  • 2052

페이스북 트위터

The Most Notable Documentary Project Market in Asia,

Docs Port Incheon 2018 wrapped up with great success

and well received by the Film Industry Professionals!



● Unveiled a total of 30 Korean and Asian projects, the professionals of the film, broadcasting, and documentary expressed the satisfaction about the high-quality projects with various themes

● Total of 488, record-breaking business meetings was held

● Over 1,300 man-days of professionals and guests participated from more than 180 of companies and organizations related to film, broadcasting, and documentary from home and abroad

● Announced the 44 winners in 19 categories for the awards and in-kind supports

● The Biz Talk with various topics including the overseas distribution of Korean documentary and the post-production process received favorable praises.

● The participants of ‘Masterclass for Editors & Directors,’ the new program launched this year, expressed great satisfaction with participation rate.


Docs Port Incheon 2018 - the Asian Documentary Project Market held for four days at the Olympos Hotel Incheon from November 1st to 4th, ended in highly favorable attention from the professionals of the domestic and international documentary, broadcasting, and film industry. It began with the new program of this year, ‘Master Class for Young Producers’ and ‘Master Class for Editors & Directors’, followed by ‘Asian Project Pitch,' ‘Korean Project Pitch,' ‘Nordic Project Pitch,’ and ‘Rough Cut Sales Presentations.’ With these sessions, a total of 37 documentary projects were unveiled.


The directors and producers of the projects had their passionate pitch and lively Q & A with panels, who were the decision makers from domestic and overseas investment firms, distribution companies, and broadcasting companies. A total of 488 individual meetings, a new record, were held during the business meeting session after the pitching, including on-site arrangements as well as the preliminary applications. This significant increase in the number of meetings per project comparing to the last year’s 377 meetings confirmed that Docs Port Incheon has been growing and positioning itself as a substantial market.


This year, a total of over 1,300 professionals from more than 180 companies and organizations including 60 leading decision makers of the film, broadcasting, and documentary in Korea and abroad. The number of participants of the on-site programs such as Biz Talk and Pitching set the new record.


After ‘Rough Cut Sales Presentation’ ended on the evening of 4th, the closing ceremony followed with the award ceremony announcing the winners of 24 categories including the projects for the in-kind supports. For this year, more projects including A-Pitch received the benefits of production and other supports than last year, as more companies joined the festival along with the companies that had been providing the various supports.


This year, a total of 44 projects in 19 categories were selected as winners and in-kind support projects. <206 Unearthened> by HEO Cheol-nyung won the Best Korean Project (KRW 25,000,000), by Hnin Ei Hlaing won the Best Asian Project (KRW 25,000,000), and by WANG Min-cheol and by YI Seung-jun jointly won the Best Rough Cut Project (KRW 20,000,000). In the Best Nordic project, by Kristian Petri of Sweden was selected. The Doc Spirit Award went to by JUNG Jae-hoon, by Nishtha Jain, and by Fan WU, the project best reflecting the spirit of the documentary. by LEE Ko-woon won the Best Young Korean Director’s Project (KRW 10,000,000) as well as the Contents Panda Award (KRW 20,000,000), the new award established this year. by YI Seung-jun also won the CGV Arthouse Award (KRW 20,000,000). Also, various in-kind support projects including the digital post-production, advertising design, promotional marketing, music and sound, and the theatrical release were selected and announced.


The directors and producers of the 37 films and the professionals from home and abroad gave favorable comments on Docs Port Incheon that it is a valuable business platform functioning as a great networking site as well as the most notable and successful documentary market in Asia. The participants also praised the efficient and practical business space and the Festival area, how well they were managed for the participants and decision makers. The decision makers applauded the high-quality work and great potential of this year’s projects from Korea and Asia. New programs launched this year, such as ‘Master Class for Young Producers’ and ‘Master Class for Editors & Directors’ with practical curriculum, gathered very satisfying feedback from all the participants even though it was a 2-day program and five BizTalk programs designed to provide maximum information in a short amount of time received positive feedback in general.


Please check the details of the winners and in-kind support projects of Docs Port Incheon 2018 at the official website and contact the Docs Port Incheon Office for more information. Thank you.