2010 年起，為推動紀錄片的產業化，CNEX 基金會提出了「華人紀錄片產業平台計畫」，首度舉辦國際大型提案活動 CNEX 華人紀錄片提案大會（CCDF，CNEX Chinese Doc Forum），每年邀請世界各地的電視台買家、發行商、跨國製片人與基金會到台灣。入選者透過公開提案、私人面談等方式，向國際爭取製作資源，獲得在國際媒體平台發表的機會。提案紀錄片導演國籍不限，拍攝主題需與華人世界社群有關。
2019 年 CCDF 即將邁入第十屆，CNEX 期望結合紀錄片的製作、影展與發行專業人士，積極進行華語與台灣紀錄片的國際推廣，發展常態且可持續性的紀錄片運營模式，並以紀錄片將台灣塑造為華人電影的特殊品牌與座標。
CNEX Chinese Doc Forum now enters its tenth year. We take firm steps every year on providing a unique platform for documentary filmmakers. We simultaneously review international trends and tailor exciting speeches meeting the needs of this industry.
CNEX Chinese Documentary Forum (CCDF) is a professional platform created to support documentary filmmaking. Modeled after international documentary pitching forums, CCDF connects Chinese filmmakers with international commissioning editors, buyers or funders in order to facilitate international co-production.
Over the years, there’s been a growing interest from the international community in films related to Chinese cultures and societies. However, with language barriers, Chinese independent filmmakers have a hard time entering into and participating in the international documentary markets. Chinese filmmakers have not been able to take full advantage of the resources provided by the international film markets; additionally, Chinese filmmakers face a narrow or under-developed production and distribution channel. Chinese filmmakers also lack intention or understanding of the international documentary market.
CNEX Foundation, co-organized with Chinese Image Visual Industry and Creation Society, created the first annual CNEX Chinese Documentary Forum (CCDF) in 2010. Since then, twenty out of over hundreds of Chinese projects are selected each year where filmmakers have the opportunity to connect with internationally renowned documentary film professionals and commissioning editors, including representatives from Sundance (USA), Sunny Side of the Docs (France), BBC (UK), Arte (France), NDR/ARD (Germany), IDFA (Netherlands), DR TV (Denmark), HotDocs (Canada), NHK (Japan), Discovery (Asia), National Geographic (Asia), Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK), Phoenix TV (HK), Tencent (CN), iQIYI (CN), Youku Tudou (CN), PTS (Taiwan), and DaAi TV (Taiwan). Since the inception of the first CCDF, 168 projects have been selected into CCDF, and many of them have received funding, support and contracts with international producers, broadcasters and buyers.
Documentary projects that tackle Chinese culture and society
Topic/subject pertaining to Chinese culture or society with strong international appeal.
- PRODUCTION STAGE
Projects can be documentary shorts, documentary features, documentary series and VR documentaries. Production status can be in development, in production or post-production. Projects that have been screened publicly will not be accepted.
- AGE & NATIONALITY
Applicant must be at least 18 years old; preference given to documentary filmmakers of Chinese descent.
Applicant must be in key creative role, i.e. producer or director; if selected, applicants are required to attend the entire CNEX Chinese Doc Forum in Taipei City, including Training Workshop and Pitching Forum, from September 18 to 22 (Wednesday to Sunday). If unable to attend, project will be disqualified.
- English is the main language used at the Forum. Chinese-English simultaneous translation will be provided during all pitching sessions; strong command of English is preferred.
- Either director and/or producer can represent the project at the Forum（maximum 2 reps）Each project will have 15 minutes to pitch, including 7 min for introducing, and 8 min for Q&A.
- All CCDF selected films are required to include CCDF logo in end credits.