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Submission for TAP2018 is over.

Eligibility and Requirements

Filmmakers must be of Asian origin and come from South Asia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan and other Asian countries. One entrant can submit no more than 5 proposals per person/production house.

Each proposal should be a one-off documentary.

Duration of each story must be 52 mins.

Filmmakers must submit a trailer to accompany each submission. The trailer may be the trailer of the proposed project or an example of the filmmaker’s previous works.
The trailer should be in the form of a link with/without password.

Archive footage should be kept to a minimum of below 7 mins.

Applications which are marked "private", "confidential" and/or are submitted on condition of confidence will not be accepted.

All submissions will not be returned.

Submissions must be in English.

There is a 3-year window for TAP winners to submit again. For example, if you won in 2014, you can only submit after 2017.

A project budget sheet ( project finance sheet ) is required for each submission.

The Pitch

The Asian Pitch will be held in Seoul in July 2018.

If you are selected, you must present the proposal personally to the panel. A proxy may be allowed subject to the panel’s approval.

The panel will consist of 1 producer from NHK, KBS, and PTS, respectively.

The Panel's decision is final.

The Asian Pitch will take care of the airfare and accommodation for one representative of the short-listed project.

Criteria of Selection

The panel will carefully select the proposals based on the questions below.

Does the proposal have an original story line of a topic or an unusual treatment of a common story?

Is it a story suitable for family viewing?

Is it a story that you believe the Asian and the international community want to know about?

Will the story interest and excite Asian public broadcasters?

Is it a story that comes with a reasonable budget that matches the expected production value of the documentary?

Editorial Control/Assignment of Executive

If you win the pitch, an executive producer will be assigned to work with you.


Copyright of the programs will be owned by the broadcasters. You will receive a share of the distribution revenue of your documentary after the cost of investments has been recovered by the broadcasters.

Submission for TAP2018 is over.


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