Designed to be the biggest documentary market platform in Asia, DMZ Industry introduces the DMZ Docs Pitch, a specialized platform for further investment attraction, in an attempt to discover and introduce original and competitive projects of Korea and Asia.

The newly-launched DMZ Docs Pitch aims to create a framework in which various network programs and business meetings will help Asian creative documentary projects with high potentials to be showcased to key industry players and explore their market competitiveness.

Around 20 selected Korean/Asian projects in its 30% to 70% production level are given the opportunity to join the pre-training workshop with documentary specialists at home and abroad for upgrading their own projects. Developed projects will be presented during DMZ Industry where the decision makers from all aspects of the documentary industry, ranging from commissioning editors, funders, to broadcasters. It will hopefully increase the likelihood of international co-production and business on a global level. The 8 Rough Cut projects in their post-production stage will also make their debut during the period to seek a further chance for additional funds, theater releasing and distribution.

Stage Eligibility Num Cash Grants/
In-kind support
Production Pitch
(30%~70%)
•Korean/Asia projects between 30% production stage and up to 70 % completed of the production
•The award winning projects require Asian/Korean premiere screening at DMZ Docs
• International co-production projects with over 30 percent of Asian regional finance
24 Prize money worth 150 million won (approx 125,000 USD) with in kind support for winners
Rough Cut Pitch
(Post-production)
• Korean/Asian projects in post-production or in the final stage of completion.
•Over 30min rough cut reel should be submitted
•Never been released Documentary project (except for film festival)
8 Prize money worth 45 million won with in-kind support for winners