ASIADOC participants discussing their project with their ASIADOC mentor, John Torres.


Creative Documentary Storytelling Workshop

Asiadoc is an intensive creative documentary storytelling workshop born from the collaboration of FFD and Docmonde-France. Held for the duration of 2 weeks, the workshop brings veteran of the documentary film field as mentors.

Congratulation to selected participants of ASIADOC 2021

Further details please reach us by email at [email protected]

Huang Yin-Yu
Huang Yin-Yu (Taiwan)

Huang Yin-yu is a Japan-based Taiwanese filmmaker. He began documentary filmmaking in 2010, and founded Moolin Films, Ltd. (Taiwan) & Moolin Production Co., Ltd. (Japan) since 2015. Based in Okinawa, he produces documentaries and participates in international film projects. His works include “After Spring, the Tamaki Family...” (2016) and “Green Jail” (2021), which were selected in Visions du Réel, DMZ Docs, Taipei Film Festival, and received Shindo Kaneto Awards for Producer Award. Huang works as not only a director, but also a producer, distributor, and festival director. He’s one of the “Emerging Producers 2020” of Ji.hlava IDFF as Taiwanese representative, and he’s the festival director of Cinema at Sea IFF.

Juri Dokumenter Panjang Indonesia FFD 2020, John Torres
John Torres (Philippines)

John is an independent filmmaker, musician, and writer. He has made more than a dozen short films and five features. His work fictionalizes and reworks personal and found documentations of love, family relations, and memory in relation to current events, hearsays, myths, and folklore. He teaches part-time at the Ateneo de Manila University and conducts filmmaking workshops and co-organizes artist talks and screenings in Los Otros, a Manila-based space, film lab, and platform committed to the intersections of film and art, with a focus on process over product. A special focus of his works has been shown at the Viennale, Seoul, Cosquín, and Bangkok. He was also a mentor for ASIADOC 2021.

Laurent Bécue-Renard (France)

Laurent is a French director and producer. He graduated from the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris, he’s also a fulbright researcher in political science at Columbia (New York) and Berkeley (California) universities. In 1995-96, he spent the last year of the war in Sarajevo as head of the magazine Sarajevo Online, which would publish its Chronicles of Sarajevo. After the conflict, he returned to Bosnia-Herzegovina and devoted himself to reflect on the psychic trace of the war by filming over several seasons the work of mourning undertaken in therapy by the widows of young combatants. "De guerre lasses" is presented in around fifty international festivals and has won several awards, notably by the Peace Film Prize of the Berlin International Film Festival (2001). The second part of a trilogy entitled "A genealogy of anger", the film "Of Men and War" this time accompanies in their intimate journey young American soldiers returned from distant wars bruised in their souls. Presented at Cannes in the Official Selection (2014), "Of Men and War" won among others the VPRO Grand Prize for Best Documentary Feature at IDFA-Amsterdam and the Special Grand Prize of the Golden Gate Jury at the International Film Festival of San Francisco. The film was also nominated for the Best European Documentary Award at the 2014 European Film Academy Awards.

Forum Film Dokumenter
Asia Doc Monde
IFI Indonesia
French embassy in Singapore
Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute x Taiwan Docs

For ASIADOC 2021, we are hoping, and looking for a possibility, for it to be held offline, since face-to-face discussion offers more clarity if compared to virtual one. Of course, we are trying to be as adaptive as possible during this pandemic climate, placing health as the main factor for decision making. Therefore, the final arrangement whether it’s offline or online workshop would be announced in July 2021. Selected participants please take note of this matter. We are striving to create the best possible environment for the workshop.

Asiadoc 2021 is open for applicants from South-East Asia countries and Taiwan.

Workshop Schedule – ONLINE Version
4 – 16 October 20211st session ASIADOC
18 – 23 October 2021Assignment
25 – 29 October 20212nd session ASIADOC
29 October 2021Final Presentation

Terms & Conditions

  • Selected participants must join all the workshop schedules.
  • We only provide accomodation for 1 participant per project during the workshop. (If offline version).
  • Selected participants cover transport expenditure from home to the hotel and return. (If offline version).
  • Please bring your laptop and your footages for further mentoring. (If offline version)
  • Final arrangement, online or offline, would be announced in July 2021.
  • Asiadoc workshop will be conducted in English, and we do not provide translators.