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September 18, 2019
REGISTER FOR CONGRESS '19 AND RECEIVE FREE GZDOC ACCREDITATION

The 17th edition of Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival (GZDOC) will take place in Guangzhou, China, from December 9–12, 2019.


This year, WCSFP has partnered with GZDOC. When you register for Congress '19, you receive free accreditation for GZDOC!
Contact [email protected] with proof of your Congress '19 registration to receive your free registration code for GZDOC.


If you've already registered for GZDOC, you can save 20% on Congress '19 registration. Contact [email protected] with proof of your GZDOC registration for your 20% discount code for Congress '19.


About GZDOC
Established in 2003, GZDOC (http://www.gzdoc.cn) is the only state-level documentary film festival, with the longest history in China. Attended by hundreds of award-winning producers, filmmakers and industry professionals from broadcast media, digital streaming platforms, production facilities, and distribution agencies from China and abroad, GZDOC has become China's biggest documentary festival and meeting place for China’s documentary industry. This year, senior executives from BBC, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Network, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, NHK, KBS, Televisiao America Latina have confirmed their attendance.

GZDOC is now leading the cross-culture exchanges for China’s documentary industry, sharing market insights and tapping into co-production opportunities for documentary communities. GZDOC works with international festivals and markets, including Tribeca Film Festival (USA), MIA (Italy), BCM (Korea) and others, and serves as a bridge between China and the world. Meanwhile, GZDOC partners with ANICA (Italy), RAPA (Korea), SWISS FILM (Switzerland) and other media organizations around the world.

This year's GZDOC lineup includes: the Golden Kapok Award Competition, the "China Story" International Pitching Session, the DOCSHOP marketplace, the International Film and TV Programs Trade Expo, and a full industry conference, as well as screenings.




August 15, 2019
ALLIE SAKAKIBARA TO HOST WHAT'S THE BUZZ AT CONGRESS

The WCSFP is thrilled to welcome Allie Sakakibara to host this year’s What’s the Buzz session, our annual round-up of the hottest trends in science, history and non-fiction media. Session produced by NHK.


Allie Sakakibara is an online marketing guru based in Tokyo. She works as a Senior Manager of Product Strategy & Growth at Discovery Japan, leading the digital revolution to market the brand to a fresh, new audience. She is also the executive producer and host of Discovery's online Edutainment show Dbox on Discovery Japan's YouTube channel, which she helped grow from 10 million to 55 million total views in three months. Before joining the broadcasting business, Allie helped YouTube creators and brands build their businesses on YouTube as a partner manager at Google. When she isn't busy helping brands shine on social media, Allie enjoys using her English-Japanese skills to host events as a bilingual MC.




August 8, 2019
NEW EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS ANNOUNCED

The WCSFP is pleased to welcome six new Editorial Advisory Committee Members to help guide the vision for this year's event:

  • Science communicator and neurobiologist Samantha Yammine
  • Science communicator, environmentalist and musician Matthew Shribman
  • FreshPitch co-founder Long Xiao
  • Discovery Networks Asia Pacific senior production executive Vikram Channa
  • A&E's History channel executive producer John Verhoff
  • Entertainment executive Adam Rymer