IDF Pitching

IDF Pitching Section is the IDF's way of supporting to documentary filmmakers, providing a chance for international documentaries to go through an incubation process, encouraging them to create quality films as a form of art, telling the stories of Chinese society and documenting the lives of Chinese people. Here we have more films in line with the annual theme. IDF Pitching looks to support documentaries in the production or post-production stage, including feature-length documentary (60 minutes and above) and documentary series (two or more related films).

 

The organizing committee shall pre-evaluate the collected proposals. Afterwards, the academic committee will review and vote, selecting the most promising projects for IDF Pitching. During the pitching session, every nominee will have 20 minutes to pitch and answer questions. The judging panel of the IDF Pitching Session is made up of international and local scholars, directors and producers, all invited by the academic committee. The panel votes for IDF Most Potential Development Plan (two plans) and IDF Outstanding Proposal (one proposal). Winners will be provided with prizes. IDF will track the progress of the productions, granting them the priority of entering the IDF“Glory of Documentary” Screening Section.

 

* for more details please refer to  the announcement of open call for entries of IDF Pitching Section of the 5th West Lake International Documentary Festival

 

Submission
Jury Commitee
  • Jacob Wong
    Hong Kong,China
  • Emma XU
    China
  • LEI Jianjun
    China

Jacob Wong has been working with the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society for over two decades, with responsibilities in programming and project markets, and is currently Director of the Film Industry Office. He is also the Berlinale Delegate for China (Chinese Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong SAR).

  • Hong Chen
    China
  • Ruby Chen
    Taiwan,China
  • Hao Zhou
    China

Chen Hong, Deputy Director of China Education Television, Joint Doctorial Advisor of Communication University of China, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of CTAA TV industry Committee, Vice Chairman of CRTA Documentary Committee, National TV artist with both virtues and artistry.

The large-scale documentary Diplomacy of New China, for which he was the chief director and writer, was awarded the Best Works Award. A number of other television productions have won domestic and international awards. Among them, the documentary works that have aroused heated discussion in the public include New Journey to the West, Crossing the Yalu River, Between the Strait, Discovery of the West, The Tide Surges in the East, Experiences of National Affairs, Chen Yi, Battle for Campus, Youth in China, People Who Love TV Series, Long Live Youth, etc. He has served as the jury member of Banff Mountain Film Festival in Canada, Sichuan TV Festival International Golden Panda Awards for Documentary, Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China, China Golden Eagle TV Art Festival as well as many other domestic and international awards.He was also the author of more than 10 literary works on humanity, history or documentary theories such as Eight Thousand Miles Journey, Interpreting Taiwan, The Manor of Documentary.

  • Ben TSIANG
    Taiwan, China
  • HAN Yi
    China
  • FAN Jian
    China

Ben Tsiang, Chairman & Co-founder of CNEX, Co-founder of SINA, graduated from Mechanical Engi-neering Department of National Taiwan University, and acquired a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. Ben Tsiang co- founded SINANET with two Stanford classmates in 1995. After SINA was listed in Nasdaq in the year 2000, he was mandated as General Manager of SINA Taiwan branch. In 2002, Ben Tsiang established SINA Mobile, developing products and business of SINA on mobile terminal. In 2007, Ben Tsiang handed over and took over the senior consultant of SINA.

In 2006, Ben Tsiang switched his gear and co-founded CNEX, which has promoted hundreds of Chinese documentaries through the collaboration within documentary field, preserving various forms of records and documents focusing on contemporary issues of Chinese community. Ben Tsiang founded CNEX Chinese Doc Forum (CCDF) in 2010, and was invited as a lifetime member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as well as the jury member of documentary of Academy Awards in 2017.

  • Haibo HUANG
    Hong Kong, China
  • Shui-Bo WANG
    Canada
  • Zhen ZHANG
    Sweden
  • Bing LI
    China
  • Hailong ZHANG
    China

Media professional and producer, committed to promoting the international development of China's television and film, engaged in film and television planning, production and administrative work. Current vice director of Phoenix Satellite TV Chinese station, director of the chief editor office, director of the film station.

 

Graduated from International journalism, Department of Foreign Languages, Beijing Broadcasting University (now the School of International Communication, Communication University of China); graduate school of Waseda University, Japan, Hong Kong University of science and technology. He once worked in the News Commentary Department of China Central TV, and joined Phoenix Satellite TV in 2002. He served as the planner and producer of many programs, such as special features, talk shows and documentaries; participated in the planning and production of programs and documentaries, won many international and domestic awards, and served as the judge and decision-maker of many domestic and foreign documentary festivals.

2021
2020
2019
2018
2021  B My Choice @ IDF
Land of Wilderness
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime90
  • DirectorYichen ZHU
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerWenzhen XI
Introduction: On the eve of the COVID-19's sweeping the world,Qiao Xiaodao's daughter came to the world.This middle-aged man,decided to build afairy tale kingdom for his daughter.
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2021  GZDOC Award
Land of Wilderness
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime90
  • DirectorYichen ZHU
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerWenzhen XI
Introduction: On the eve of the COVID-19's sweeping the world,Qiao Xiaodao's daughter came to the world.This middle-aged man,decided to build afairy tale kingdom for his daughter.
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2021  IDF Outstanding proposal
Coral Reef
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime75
  • DirectorCHAI Mi,LEI Lei
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerLEI Lei
Introduction: Chai discovered boxes of home videos,among which she was surprised to find some videos shot by her father in the Middle East in the 1990s.The video footage are like the back side of apolygon prism,being crystal clear,mysterious and sad.
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2021  The Most Potential Development Plan
Baima Boy
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime80
  • DirectorBingjun YE
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerSummer YANG
Introduction: A rebellious sixteen-year-old street biker boy, Adi, is about to leave the remote town he lives in and seek to survive in a big city, but an unexpected call from his long lost mother interrupts his life...
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2021  the Most Promising Documentary for Global
The Wild Street
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime90
  • DirectorLucy HUANG
  • Type of WorkFeature-LengthDocumentary
  • ProducerZHANG Yue
Introduction: After the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the impact of e-commerce on the clothing industry,female vendors in Wuhan are looking for a way out for their businessand life.
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2021  iQIYI Revenue-sharing Partner
Look Love-II
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime120
  • DirectorYE Yun
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerYE Yun,DENG Ting
Introduction: This movie project focuses on a 12-year record of two different groups of children born in 2000,one from a poor mountain village of Western Hunan(XiangXi) and one from an international school of Beijing.
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2021  The Most Potential Development Plan
Look Love-II
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime120
  • DirectorYE Yun
  • Type of WorkFeature-Length Documentary
  • ProducerYE Yun,DENG Ting
Introduction: This movie project focuses on a 12-year record of two different groups of children born in 2000,one from a poor mountain village of Western Hunan(XiangXi) and one from an international school of Beijing.
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2021  Guyu Select
Just an Alien
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime80min
  • DirectorHUA Weicheng
  • Type of WorkFeature-length Documentary
  • ProducerYANG Jing
Introduction: This is a whimsical narrative about a madman(Sun Zhiguo) who used to beagang and a magical cottage amusement park (Alien Street).In the early morning,Sun Zhiguo awakened the Alien Street like a Shaman,and afterwards,he seemed to have experienced the ups and downs of the Alien Street during the day's travel.
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2021  CCDF Award
505
  • Country/Area of ProductionChina
  • Language of DialogueChinese
  • Runtime60min
  • DirectorChuyun XU
  • Type of WorkFeature-length Documentary
  • ProducerWantao XU
Introduction: It's a story about a cancer patient with identitiesas "influencer" and "entrepreneur".Living with cancer leads her to another adventure in life.  
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