2nd ChopShots Documentary Film Festival Southeast Asia

April 22 – April 27
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Welcome  to  the  second  edition  of  ChopShots  –  Documentary  Film  Festival  Southeast  Asia 2014! Organized by DocNet Southeast Asia – a project initiated by the Goethe-Institut and funded by the European Union – this second edition of ChopShots will bring the Southeast Asian  as  well  as  international  documentary  scene  together  to  celebrate  the  art  of documentary making.

ChopShots is the ideal event for people from the documentary and digital industries to get together – to screen their work, share knowledge, do business, establish new networking and discuss innovations and challenges they are facing in the ever changing media landscape.

Organizer :
Organized by the Goethe-Institut
Main Funding: European Union

Festival Details :

Film Screenings (Dates: 22-27 April 2014)
GoetheHaus (Opening & Closing, by invitation only)
TIM XXI (2 theaters, TIM 3 & TIM 4)
Salihara (2 days only, 25 & 27 April 2014)

ChopShots 2014 received the total film submissions of 247 films from 49 countries and the organizing committee has selected 58 films for the festival.

Competition section  :

There are 12 selected films in the International Competition, which will be judged by the
jury members:

  • Nick Deocampo (the Phillipines)
  • Budi Irawanto (Indonesia)
  • John Badalu (Indonesia)
  • Bettina Braun (Germany)
  • Anna Har (Malaysia)

18 films from 7 Southeast Asian countries will be judged by the 3 jury members for the Best
SEA Shorts Competition:

  • Chalida Uabumrungjit (Thailand)
  • Nguyen Trinh Thi (Vietnam)
  • Leonard Retel Helmrich (The Netherlands)

Film Winners will be announced in the Closing Night and will receive:

Best International Documentary (feature length, 61 minutes and up) with the prize of 5,000 EUR
Best Southeast Asian Shorts (60 minutes and below) with prize of:
1 st  Best SEA Short 3,500 EUR
2 nd  Best SEA Short 1,500 EUR
Audience Award voted by audience with the prize of 500 EUR
Best  DocNet  Campus  Project  with  the  prize  Travelling  Grant  to  Sheffield  Documentary Festival

Non-Competition section :

  • Docs Animated
  • ChopShots Special
  • Why Poverty?
  • International Shorts

Fringe Events:

Public Lecture 01: The Future of Documentary Films
Kineforum. Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 15.00 – 17.00
Speaker:  Leonard  Retel  Helmrich  (Filmmaker,  New  York  University  in  Abu  Dhabi),
Nguyen Trinh Thi (Filmmaker, Hanoi DocLab)

Public Lecture 02: “Managing and Cooperating in a Global Film  Project” – A Case
Study of “Why Poverty?” Project
Kineforum. Thursday, 24 April 2014, 15:00 – 17.00
Speaker: Don Edkins (Founder & Producer of Why Poverty?)

Public Lecture 03: “Docs Animated”
Kineforum, Friday, 25 April 2014, 15:00 – 17:00
Speaker: Marc Eberle (Filmmaker), Gotot Prakosa (Lecturer from FFTV IKJ)

Jury’s Panel “Southeast Asian Documentary Moving Forward”
GoetheHaus, Sunday, 27 April 2014, 15:00 – 17:00
Speaker: Budi Irawanto (National University of Singapore, Jogja-Netpac Asian Film
Festival), Chalida Uabumrungjit (Salaya Doc, Thai Film Archive), Anna Har (Freedom
Film Festival, KOMAS)

DocNet Campus 

DocNet  Campus  for  the  Southeast  Asian  filmmakers  will  take  place  in  Binus  International Film School and SAE Institute, Jakarta, from 21 – 27 April 2014. The participants are selected based  on  their  previous  experiences  and  the  project  proposal  that  they  submitted.
International tutors with producing experiences are engaged to mentor the participants in improving their proposal, plans and strategies for production and distribution – skills that are  not  abundant  in  Southeast  Asia,  due  to  the  lack  of  film  infrastructure  and  market  for documentaries.

The DocNet Campus international tutors are:

Min-Chul Kim (South Korea)
Wenlan Peng (UK/China)
Jord den Hollander (the Netherlands)

DocNet Campus Masterclasses (open for public):
“Attracting the Global Market with a Local Story” – Case Study of “Planet of Snails”
Binus fX, Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 09.00-12.15
Speaker: Min-Chul Kim (Film Producer)

“Attracting the Global Market with a Local Story” – Case Study of “Jalanan”
Binus fX, Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 09.00-12.15
Speaker: Daniel Ziv (Filmmaker)

“Proposal Writing”
SAE auditorium, Monday, 21 April 2014, 09:30 – 12:15
Speaker: Jord den Hollander (Filmmaker)

“Distribution Strategy”
Binus fX, Thursday, 24 April 2014, 09:00 – 12:15
Speaker: Wenlan Peng (Film Producer)

DocNet Campus Presentation
Kineforum, Sunday, 27 April 2014, 09:00 – 13:00
Juries:  Nick  Deocampo  (Filmmaker,  Academician),  Bettina  Braun  (Filmmaker),  Don  Edkins (Founder & Producer of Why Poverty?)

Exhibition: Early Images of Southeast Asia
GoetheHaus Foyer, 16 -27 April 2014
We are bringing back some examples of early moving images of Southeast Asia to reflect on our shadow from the past and to move forward from its haunting consequences.

For more information and updates about the festivalplease visit:

http://www.chopshots.net or follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/chopshotsfest and facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChopShots

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