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Festival Dokumentari FINAS


 The Business of International Documentary Production

10-12 Disember 2011, KLCC Convention Centre

Bersempena dengan Sesi Akhir “Crossing Borders 2011”

Perbadanan Kemajuan Filem Nasional Malaysia (FINAS) dengan usaha sama Documentary Campus, (Germany), menganjurkan bengkel dan perbincangan bersama mereka yang berpengalaman luas dalam bidang penerbitan dokumentari antarabangsa.

Dalam tempoh dua setengah hari akan diadakan perbincangan, pertukaran pengetahuan dan rangkaian kerjasama penerbitan, pasaran meluas, teknologi 3D, sinematografi dasar laut, kajian kes, bajet dan perjanjian penerbitan. Simposium ini menggabungkan kepakaran yang tiada tolok bandingan dalam kalangan Documentary Campus yang termashyur di arena antarabangsa.

Panel Documentary Campus akan membantu anda meluaskan rangkaian. Mereka akan menawarkan bimbingan yang kukuh terhadap topik yang berkaitan dalam suasana yang mesra.

Jangan lepaskan peluang untuk menyertai perbincangan dengan kumpulan profesional dalam bidang penerbitan, siaran, pengedaran dan teknikal.

Para Pembentang:
Chris Haws, former Senior Vice President of Discovery Networks International, USA, and advisor on documentary & media development to various governments and global organizations
Marian Williams, former Vice President of Discovery Networks EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa)
Susan McKinnon, Executive Director of Documentary Australia Foundation and award-winning documentary filmmaker
Simon Willock, International Consultant & Producer and Distribution & Rights’ Management Expert, UK
Ruth Berry, Producer/Director for Terra Mater, Austria, and Science and Natural History specialist

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Managing Director, The Future is WildJoanna Adams is the creator of The Future is Wild, which she first conceived in 1996. The Future is Wild is an award winning, ratings breaking (doubling previous best ever viewing figures for Discovery’s US channel Animal Planet) series, aired by leading channels worldwide. DVD distribution is in over 30 countries and the programs carried by 20 airlines.Combining live action and CGI, the series was produced by a team of leading natural history filmmakers, eminent scientists and an EMMY®-Award winning graphic facility.

Jo has had a varied career through textiles, publishing, television and new media. This diversity has always led her to see concepts laterally and explore how they could work through different media and cultures. This approach has led to her original vision of natural history films of the future crossing the world as a continually expanding brand encompassing films, publishing, toys, games, theme parks, new technology and for her, the most important of all, Education.

The Future is Wild is now in its 15th year.

Jocelyn Little

Managing Director, Beach House Pictures

After more than 18 years in film and television, Jocelyn has acquired an extensive knowledge of the broadcast and commercial industry. As one of the founding partners of Beach House Pictures, Jocelyn works extensively in the co-production financing arena, forging long lasting partnerships with international brands such as Lonely Planet, National Geographic, Discovery, AETN and the BBC.

Over the last five years, Jocelyn has also worked on numerous hours of China focused content for the international market. Through co-productions with Chinese partners such as CICC, Beach House Pictures has created  popular series such as the 13 part series Lonely Planet’s Best In China, Six Degrees and Hidden Cities China.

Her extensive list of program credits include the long running series Lonely Planet Six Degrees with global travel brand Lonely Planet.; The award winning China First Time Filmmaker, Man Made Marvels and Afterlife for the Discovery Channel. Jocelyn has also worked with the National Geographic Channel on Lonely Planet: Roads Less Travelled,Malaysian Journey with Jason Scott Lee and documentaries Glory – When East Meets West, Crime Scene Bangkok and Bodysnatchers of Bangkok (Best Documentary – ATV Awards & NGC/EDB Awards). She has also just completed a 12 part series – Hidden Cities – for The History Channel and Asia’s Deadliest Snakes and The Great Elephant Gathering for National Geographic Channel.

Beach House Pictures has just co-produced a 10-hour series in 3D with NHNZ for the US Channel, 3D Net, which is a Joint Venture between Discovery Channel, Imax Corporation and Sony Corporation.

Simon Willock

Managing Director, SWIFT

Following a career spanning three decades in Television distribution, rights management and independent production, Simon Willock set up SWIFT in May 2005. SWIFT offers a bespoke service to (mainly) small independent producers from the UK and abroad to craft, develop and pitch programme ideas to secure commissions and co-production / financing partners. A combination of sales experience as a distributor and co-production executive and latterly running a successful ‘wildlife and science’  producer  -OXFORD SCIENTIFIC FILMS - has given Simon a combination of skills, experience and  contacts uniquely adapted to this line of work.
Up to 1999 Simon had been MD of Britain’s largest Independent Distributor PRIMETIME TV ASSOCIATES, until it was acquired by the Australian, Producer/Distributor, THE SOUTHERN STAR GROUP. He was then appointed ‘Group Head of Factual’ to establish Southern Star as both a major factual distributor through acquisitions and JV’s with third party producers and also to successfully build the groups own in-house production output through OXFORD SCIENTIFIC FILMS.


Operations Director/Senior Cameraman, SCUBAZOO

Simon graduated from Aberdeen University with a BSc (Hons.) degree in Marine Zoology. He was a leading figure in the first scientific research expedition to PulauLayangLayang, Malaysia in the South China Sea. Having worked with the Sea Mammal Research Unit and British Antarctic Survey in the UK, he returned to Malaysia in 1997 to survey the entire coast and coral reefs of Sabah as well as run a turtle research program. 
Simon joined Scubazoo in early 1998 and has dived and filmed all around the world. Simon has production managed and filmed for some of the recent TV greats such as the BBC’s Last Chance To See with Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine, Inside Natures Giants, BBC’s Deadly 60 with Steve Backshall, BBC’s Human Planet series BBC’s Wonders of Life with Professor Brian Cox to name a few. The Human Planet Oceans  program has been nominated for a Bafta as well as Royal Television Society awards however the Deadly 60 team and presenter have just been awarded Bafta awards for best Factual program and presenter. 
Over the years Simon has faced many unique and incredible situations whilst filming - wild saltwater crocodiles, bull Stellar & Californian Sea Lions, killer whales, predatory Humboldt Squid in the Sea of Cortez, South Africa’s incredible "Sardine Run", great white sharks, feeding tiger sharks, giant octopus, six gilled sharks, humpback whales, wild dugongs & manatees, deep water wrecks and some of the worlds remotest sea mounts have all been covered. 

Marian Williams

Independent Broadcast Consultant

Marian Williams is an independent TV consultant with extensive experience of international broadcasting and programming. Until 2011 she was Vice President, Programming – Europe, Middle East and Africa for Discovery Networks EMEA. She was appointed to the position in September 2004 and was responsible for the programming for all Discovery networks across EMEA. Prior to this appointment she was Director of Programmes for Discovery UK. While leading the programming department, she was responsible for the development and launch of many factual and entertainment channels into the EMEA markets. During her tenure, she has commissioned numerous productions, including formats, factual entertainment and documentaries. She won a Prix Italia for her production with October films of The BeslanSeige in 2005.

Williams was previously with Pearson Television, Granada Media and Yorkshire Tyne-Tees TV. Prior to that, she worked at British Satellite Broadcasting, Super Channel, TSW. Williams started her career at Anglia Television in 1982.

Andrew Buchanan

Freelance Producer & Consultant

After working in theatre, feature films, and TV drama, Andrew moved into making wildlife documentaries for broadcast worldwide. This led to many projects for the BBC, Partridge Films and Granada Wild, and he is now a freelance EP and producer. 

Andrew mainly makes popular wildlife and conservation programmes for international broadcasters such as Animal Planet, Discovery and National Geographic.  Series he’s been responsible for include Amazing Animals, Toyota World of Wildlife, Built For The Kill, Wild Sex, Planet Action and many others.He has also worked on single hours like American Shark, Killer Squid, Earth Report and Lost Tribe of Palau.

His other professional interests are promoting ‘green’ filmmaking, teaching, and mentoring documentary filmmakers.  In addition he’s involved in digital media research and in community access to video and new media.

When Andrew’s not working, he goes scuba diving, tries to be an archaeologist, and makes cider. His current personal project is the creation of a 3.5ha nature reserve close to his home.

Bernhard Popovic

Director of Photography, Vienna

Bernhard Popovic began his career in 1992 as first assistant camera on various 
Austrian productions. From 1996 he broadened his horizons to work for networks across Europe including ORF, ZDF, RTL and Arte, in tourism and corporate film as well as in live television production. In 2001 he created his own production company dedicated to high end HD production specialising in advertising, TV documentaries and extreme sports most notably for Red Bull Media house. He has trained a number of assistants now working successfully in the European industry and his company prides itself on staying up to date with the latest technology.

Chris Haws

International Media Consultant

A psychologist by training and a film maker by vocation, Chris has played a leading role in the international Documentary community for many years, notably in the sub-genres of science, technology and medical programming.
BBC trained, he has produced award winningprogrammes for networks around the world.
He founded the internationally successful UK production company, InCA.
He chaired the European Union’s MEDIA Documentary Project and created the Amsterdam Documentary Forum.
He was Discovery Europe’s first Vice President and Commissioning Editor, and then became Senior Vice President for Discovery Networks International, based in the USA.
He has taught TV production skills and media studies internationally, and has been an Adjunct Professor at American University.
He was the Creator and Director of the CPB/ WETA News Academy.
Through his consultancy business, he advises world governments, multinational organizations and the international broadcast industry on media policy & strategy.
Recently he has specialized in 3D programming and the human factors associated with the 3D viewing experience - and is a published author on the psychophysics of 3D.
He is still an active film maker and is currently writing, producing, directing and supervising factual programming for a wide range of international clients - now mostly in 3D.

Tony Chow

International Media Consultant

Tony Chow has been a pillar of the Singapore’s screen industry, as the former President of the independent producers’ association as well as an active practitioner in generating higher quality content for television programming and training schemes.He emanates from a broadcast television background as producer/writer and has worked extensively in the advertising and corporate areas of film, video and TV production. He is involved in international co-productions in China, Japan and Korea.

Susan MacKinnon

Documentary Australia Foundation

Susan MacKinnon has worked as an independent producer for more than 20 years, winning multiple awards and international acclaim for her films. Susan is a passionate champion of new and innovative filmmaking, and has many credits including 4, Global Haywire, Honeybee Blues, The Oasis, Over My Dead Body, In The Company of Actors, Hungry For Freedom, Fetch, Eternity, Loaded - The Gun Lovers and Men And Their Sheds.

Susan is Executive Director of the Documentary Australia Foundation and a Board Director of the South Australian Film Corporation. From 1997 - 2005 Susan was the documentary Investment Manager at the Film Finance Corporation where she assisted filmmakers in financing their documentaries. While being a tireless advocate for Australian documentaries, she helped finance over 400 films which included Donkey In Lahore, Wedding In Ramallah, The Inheritance - A Fisherman’s Story, Land Mines - A Love Story and Much Ado About Something.

Carmel Travers

Producer/Partner, Essential Media

Carmel Travers - Executive Producer, Director/Business Development. Carmel has been writing, producing and directing television shows for more than three decades. She’s also founded and run production companies including Beyond International, Energee Entertainment and Purple Pictures.

Film and television productions created and produced by Carmel include Beyond 2000, Climate In Crisis, Wicked, Crocadoo, Gloria’s House and the feature film, The Magic Pudding. Awarded works include the documentary films Red Flag Over Tibet, Refugee Like Me and Truth, Lies and Intelligence, all written, produced and directed by Carmel.

A former General Manager at Network Ten, Carmel’s been a Director of a number of private and public corporations and has held several Government Board positions.

Ruth Berry

Concept Creator 1st FINAS Documentary Campus Conference

Ruth Berry has worked in the film industry since 1983. She has produced and written documentaries and series for broadcast on international networks including National Geographic, Discovery, ARTE, BBC, ORF, CBC and ABC.
She has produced for WGBH’s NOVA strand and is currently working with TerraMater Factual Studios in Vienna. Ruth specialises in science and nature documentaries - titles include, Dinosaurs on Ice, The Terrible Lizards of Oz and Tropic Gothic. She is an accomplished wildlife artist and incorporates art in her films through extensive storyboarding and close liaison with CGI artists.

Ruth is committed to training and bringing experts together who are not just the best in their fields but good communicators. For the last decade she has worked with Documentary Campus to deliver open training sessions and other events with partners including Sheffield Documentary Festival and One World Film Festival in Prague.


Tempat: Conference Hall 3, Level 3, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Conference Hall 3, Level 3, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

09:00 – 09:20
Ucapan Alu-aluan & Pembukaan
Naguib Razak, Director General, FINAS, Kuala Lumpur
Ruth Berry, Concept Creator/Producer, Documentary Campus, Munich
Chris Haws, International Media Consultant, US

09:20 – 10:30
Why Co-Produce Internationally?

Simon Willock, Managing Director, Swift, UK
Andrew Buchanan, Freelance Producer/Consultant, UK
Susan MacKinnon, Documentary Australia Foundation, Australia

10:45 – 12:00
A Science Film with a Difference
Ruth Berry, Producer/Director, for Terra Mater, Austria
Bernhard Popovic, DOP, Austria

12:00 – 13:00
Discovery Channel Demystified
Vikram Channa, Discovery Asia/Pacific, Singapore
Marian Williams, Independent Broadcast Consultant, UK


14:15 - 15:30
Regional Experts in Asia discuss delivering content for a Global Audience
Vikram Channa, Discovery Asia/Pacific, Singapore
Tony Chow, International Media Consultant, Singapore
Simon Enderby, Scubazoo, Malaysia


15:30 - 16:45
International Budget Workshop
Susan MacKinnon, Documentary Australia Foundation, Australia

17:00 – 18:00
Diving into another World of Production
Simon Enderby, Scubazoo, Malaysia

Plenary Theatre, Level 3, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

9:00 – 13:00
Crossing Borders Final Pitching Session (Hari 1)
For Invited Industry Guests only.

14:15 - 15:30
A Practical Guide to the ‘One on One’ Pitch
Andrew Buchanan, Freelance Producer/Consultant, UK
Jocelyn Little, Managing Director, Beach House Pictures, Singapore

15:30 – 16:45
It is the golden rule, but is it always the case?
Carmel Travers, Producer/Partner Essential Media, Australia
Ruth Berry, Producer Director, Germany
Simon Willock, Managing Director, SWIFT, UK

17:00 – 18:15
Words of Wisdom from Market Veterans
Marian Williams, Independent Broadcast Consultant, UK
Jocelyn Little, Managing Director, Beach House Pictures, Singapore
Chris Haws, International Media Consultant, US

Plenary Theatre, Level 3, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

9:00 – 13:00
Crossing Borders Final Pitching Session (Day 2)
For Invited Industry Guests only.

14:15 – 15:30
Education, Documentary and How It Combines
Jo Adams, Managing Director, The Future is Wild UK
Andrew Buchanan, Freelance Producer/Consultant, UK

15:30 – 16:45
The ‘How To’ of International Agreements
A hypothetical where our experts pull example international contracts apart so you can read
Marian Williams, Independent Broadcast Consultant, UK
Andrew Buchanan, Freelance Producer/Consultant, UK
Simon Willock, Managing Director, SWIFT, UK
17:00 – 18:15

A Showcase of the Highly Popular and Ever-growing Documentary Genre of Science Docs
Chris Haws, International Media Consultant, US

18:15 – 18:30
Sesi Soal jawab dan Penutup



Program Pembangunan Dokumentari Eropah, Asia – Pasifik

Tarikh: 11 & 12 Disember 2011

Pusat Konvensyen Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Jalan Ampang
50088 Kuala Lumpur

Sertai kami dalam Sesi Akhir Crossing Borders Program Pembangunan Dokumentari Eropah dan Asia-Pasifik 2011.

Saksikan 15 Pembentangan Projek Terbaharu Dokumentari yang dibawa dari Australia, China, Eropah, India, Jepun, Malaysia dan Korea Selatan yang meliputi pelbagai genre dokumentari.

Semua projek telah melalui program Crossing Borders 2011, di mana mereka telah mengikuti Program Pembangunan Penerbitan Dokumentari peringkat antarabangsa.

Pakar Penilai termasuk:
Rudy Buttignol, Knowledge Network, Canada 
Flora Gregory, Al Jazeera English, UK
Margje de Koning, IKON, The Netherlands 
Vikram Channa, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, Singapore 
Chaowei Chang, Chief Producer,  SUNTV (HK), China 
Albert Cheung, RTHK, China 

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