• MyDocs at Freedom Film Fest 2017 14 September, 2017 BannerEarly this September, MyDocs co-presented some interesting sessions at Freedom Film Fest 2017. ‘Change The World: Film & Impact Strategies’ workshop with Ondřej Moravec Ondřej Moravec, the program director of One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague.  In this workshop, he presented some case studies of documentaries that had successful impact strategy campaigns.  He also ...
  • MyDocs at the Cooler Lumpur Festival 28 August, 2017 CoolerLumpurThis year, MyDocs proudly co-presented some exciting events at the Cooler Lumpur Festival! Coffee With Hussain Currimbhoy: An intimate coffee session with one of the documentary and VR programmers for Sundance Film Festival! Hussain presented a short in-conversation, introducing filmmakers and industry to the Sundance festival and the submission process while outlining opportunities that exist for emerging and established filmmakers ...
  • Getting Real About VR – Crossing Borders Open Day 28 August, 2017 Getting Real About VR  There’s a lot of hype around Virtual Reality. There was a lot of hype around 3D – and it failed to take off with TV audiences. Will VR go the same way? Our special guests would say no. In fact there is no comparison between the two. VR has the potential to bring people, places, ...
  • Crossing Borders July 2017 23 July, 2017 CB_coverCrossing Borders is a training programme for documentary professionals in Europe and Asia looking to access the international documentary market. The programme has so far taken place in China (2010), Malaysia (2011 & 2013), Indonesia (2015) and South Korea (2012 & 2016) and is coming back to Malaysia in 2017! The Crossing Borders programme aims to ...
  • ‘The Art of Reenactment for Documentaries’ Masterclass 22 May, 2017 ReenactmentClassMyDocs supported by Finas presents ‘The Art of Reenactment for Documentaries’ masterclass with award-winning documentary filmmaker Ahmad Yazid. Reenactment has been used in non-fiction filmmaking for more than a decade. But there is a specific way to approaching it when making documentaries. Also, the way we interview people and how that works seamlessly with the pictures ...
  • ‘Aerial Asia’ Documentary Screening 21 April, 2017 AerialScreeningMyDocs presents the documentary screening of ‘Aerial Asia: Indonesia & Malaysia’ produced by Novista. Aerial Asia offers a rare glimpse of Asia’s most treasured landmarks, all seen from breath-taking heights. This four-part series shot in stunning 4K captures the history and culture of this extraordinary continent and reveals a spectacular view of Asia that has never ...
  • ‘Aerial Videography’ Masterclass with Harun Rahman 21 April, 2017 aerialMyDocs supported by Finas presents ‘Aerial Videography’ Masterclass with Harun Rahman and special guest speaker Mazli Zainal – one of Malaysia’s leading drone pilots. Drones can produce extraordinary shots of everyday subjects.  But what are the things you need to consider before flying one? This masterclass covered all you needed to know about operating the nifty ...
  • ‘The Art of Documentary Proposal Writing & Pitching’ workshop with Sydney Suissa 21 March, 2017 Sydney2 This one day interactive hands on workshop held on 13th March 2017 focused on how to develop and write an effective proposal and how to successfully pitch that idea to broadcasters and funders.  Emmy award-winning producer, Sydney Suissa worked one on one with the participants to develop their story ideas and gave them valuable feedback ...
  • ‘The Art of Producing & Writing for Documentaries’ workshop with Sydney Suissa 14 March, 2017 2DWS_FeatureThe Art of Producing & Writing for Documentaries was a two day workshop with Emmy Award winning producer, Sydney Suissa. Trained as journalist, Sydney began his career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation working his way from production assistant to documentary producer to Executive Producer. In 2004 he moved to Washington DC to take on the position ...
  • Documentary film screening of ‘Undercover Asia: To Hunt a Paedophile’ 17 February, 2017 THP “To Hunt a Paedophile”  focuses on the investigation by the Australian and UK police that led to the arrest of Richard Huckle, a serial paedophile who had been preying on children in poor communities in Asia. Huckle would eventually be found guilty of over 70 counts of sexual assault against children, committed over a 9 year ...
  • 1 Day Camera & Sound Workshop in collaboration with Goethe Institute supported by FINAS 30 January, 2017 CamWorkshop3Event: 1 Day Camera & Sound Workshop with German Filmmaker Marcus Vetter & Georg Zengerling. THE CAMERA & SOUND WORKSHOP was a one-day workshop designed for documentary filmmakers. The workshop was broken into two general sections. 1. Screening & analysis The participants watched the film screening of “My Father the Turk” followed by an analytical discussion of the film ...
  • 2 Day Camera & Sound Workshop in collaboration with Goethe Institute supported by FINAS 30 January, 2017 CamWorkshop2Event: 2 Day Camera & Sound Workshop with German Filmmaker Marcus Vetter and DOP Georg Zengerling. THE CAMERA & SOUND WORKSHOP was a two-day workshop designed for documentary professionals. The workshop was broken into four general sections. 1. Screening & analysis The trainers shared their past projects followed by an analytical discussion of the different techniques of filmings and ...
  • Screening of ‘Sunday Beauty Queen’ and Masterclass by Filmmaker Baby Ruth Villarama 7 December, 2016 SBQBannerBaby Ruth Villarama is a documentary journalist from the Philippines. She began doing international co-productions producing works for National Geographic Channel, NHK, EuroNews and British Council. She co-founded Voyage Studios & DokyuPeeps, which give voices to independent stories and filmmakers in the region by collaborating and connecting opportunities to grow as storytellers. She’s a Chevening ...
  • Film Screening of ‘Operation Sumatran Rhino’ and speech by Dr. Jane Goodall 28 October, 2016 JaneGoodallOperation Sumatran Rhino is the first ever Malaysian produced documentary to receive a global broadcast on National Geographic Wild.  The documentary showcases the Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA) in their do or die mission to save Malaysia’s critically endangered Sumatran rhino, a species that numbers less than 100 in the world, with less than 5 left in ...
  • Hands-on Practical 3 day International Trailer Workshop by the EDN supported by Finas 22 October, 2016 PitchPilotLearn how to edit a world class trailer for your documentary project! The EDN International Trailer Workshop is a three-day event focusing on the development of pitching pilots (aka trailers) for four selected documentary projects. All four projects will leave with a finished pilot in their hand. The workshop will end with a presentation of the participating projects, the goals ...
  • Introduction to Documentary Production Workshop by Sydney Suissa 2 June, 2016 SydneySuessaTrainer; Sydney Suissa: Trained as journalist, he began his career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation working his way from production assistant to documentary producer to Executive Producer. In 2004 he moved to Washington DC to take on the position of Executive VP of Programming for National Geographic, a position he held until 2012. He has launched numerous ...
  • The Art of Documentary Story Telling Workshop by Sydney Suissa 30 May, 2016 SydneySTrainer; Sydney Suissa: Trained as journalist, he began his career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation working his way from production assistant to documentary producer to Executive Producer. In 2004 he moved to Washington DC to take on the position of Executive VP of Programming for National Geographic, a position he held until 2012. He has launched numerous ...
  • Documentary Film Screening and special Q & A with filmmaker and co-founder of Big Stories. 19 May, 2016 BigStories BIG STORIES, SMALL TOWNS is a multi-platform web documentary project from Australia gathering heart warming local stories from rural towns for a global audience http://bigstories.com.au. With multiple awards and recognition from international film festivals such as South by Southwest (SXSW) and International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), this is the first time BIG STORIES has been brought to ...
  • Documentary Film Screening & Masterclass (Walking Under Water) 21 April, 2016 UnderwaterFilm: Walking Under Water Masterclass by: Award winning filmmaker Eliza Kubarska & cameraman David Kaszlikowski   Objectives taught at the workshop: • Where did we come from? Artistic background and the passion for adventure as a tool for creative solutions. • Development stage.  Working to develope your story, how do you choose your protatgonists? • On location work. Difficulties of the far away and unknown locations. ...
  • The Cinematographer and the Sound Recordist Workshop 14 April, 2016 cameraworkshop Cinematography Trainer Wong Chin Hor; Bronze Winner at the Australian Cinematographers Society Awards for Cinematography 2015/16 and Winner of Best Cinematography at the Malaysian Documentary Awards 2013. Chin Hor took the the participants through an extensive and thorough keynote session, sharing many examples and experiences along the way. There was constant interaction with the participants throughout the ...