Beechotbeach director Jane Mote has been mentoring a group of documentary makers as part of the Asian Network for Documentary programme at Busan International Film Festival,  South Korea.

Jane was representing the Whicker’s World Foundation nurturing new talent in Documentary making. She met with an outstandingly talented group of budding documentary makers from across South Korea and Asia.

She also worked alongside other experts from the documentary field from the USA, Serbia China and Indonesia.

“There is so much creativity here and, as well as helping develop the many films in the programme, I learnt a lot about the Asian film market.”

Jane was also able to catch up with the Whicker’s World 2017 funding award winner Pailin Wedel (pictured) , who is making Hope Frozen, a documentary about a Thai family’s decision to use cryogenics following their daughter’s premature death.

Japanese director Nobuhiro Suwa gave a masterclass and his French co-production The Lion Sleeps Tonight, premiered at the festival.

See more about this visit in the Busan Blog.