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Doc news / 1-15 October 2010

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Asian Wild Treasures, 3D in Singapore, 420 million internet users in china…

Busan bids to become hub of Asian film world (15/10/2010)

Asia’s largest film festival signed off this week with a promise to make the South Korean port city of Busan not only the hub of Korean cinema but of the entire region…


India bags two Green Oscars (15/10/2010)


India had a golden day at Wildscreen Festival in Bristol, UK on Wednesday. While Mysore-based duo Krupakar-Senani bagged an award for their film ‘The Pack: Episode 5′ in the Animal Behaviour Category, Rita Banerji and Shilpi Sharma of Delhi with their ‘The Wild Meat Trail’ won in the category to promote filmmakers from developing countries. The Wildscreen awards, popularly known as The Panda Awards or the Green Oscars, received 446 entries this year. Eminent judges shortlisted 67 finalists. It’s the first time a film shot in India by Indians was nominated to the Animal Behaviour Category.

The Times of India

ADB launches second asia-pacific video contest (12/10/2010)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched its second video competition which is open to all aspiring filmmakers across the globe. The video contest – My View H2O: The Asia-Pacific Video Contest – promotes awareness of the causes, implications and solutions to Asia’s looming water crisis, says a statement issued by the bank here on Monday. Climate change, increased water use in farms and industries, and rising urbanization are putting a huge strain on Asia’s shrinking water resources. … Over $10,000 worth of prizes are being offered in three categories for the best videos about water issues in the Asia and Pacific region.

Associated Press of Pakistan

Japan-Korea join forces to battle Hollywood, Co-productions point way to Asian opportunities (11/10/2010)

While China’s box office potential is the envy of producers around the world, the difficulties of navigating its prickly new market mean that the other two-thirds of Northeast Asia sometimes simply choose to stick together…“China’s box office growth and size defies ranking,” said Korean Tcha Sungjai, chairman of the Korean Film Producers Assn. But China aside, Japan-Korea co-productions really are defined relative to a more established giant, he said: “Working together, we can develop a competitive edge against Hollywood.”


True Visions looks to Vertice docs (8/10/2010)

China has world’s largest internet users

The Economic Times (8/10/2010)

Nat Geo takes Malaysian docs abroad (6/10/2010)

Nine wild about BBC natural history (6/10/2010)

Singapore and Western Australia reunite to develop cross-media projects

MDA (5/10/2010)

Comcast sells into China, Oz (5/10/2010), (5/10/2010), (5/10/2010)

3D first for Asia-Pacific partnership (5/10/2010)

AETN International ups factual content (5/10/2010)

Arte, NDR help unearth Wild Treasures (4/10/2010)

Toshiba unveils glasses-free 3D TV (4/10/2010)

Banff, Sichuan TV Fest team for competitions (5/10/2010)

Discover Science Continues to Gain Momentum (4/10/2010)

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