Push for documentaries
Updated: 2013-01-15 14:31
Raredoc Asia Plan, a project to find documentary-making talent in Asia, started in Beijing late last month. Initiated by Beijing-based Rare Media Group, which has made documentaries for 11 years, the campaign calls for candidates to upload a five-minute video onto Youku.com with the theme of "my city and I". Rare Media Group will work with 200 television stations and websites to select 30 and provide financial support for those creators to finish a 15-minute documentary. They will also choose 10 from 30 candidates as the final winners. The company will help the top 10 make a 50-minute documentary.