Archive for September, 2011

/ 09/30/2011 10:49 PM

The Asian Pitch 2011 picks three projects from India, Malaysia and South Korea

Three Asian directors will have their documentary projects commissioned by three of the region’s public broadcasters through this year’s Asian Pitch. The Asian Pitch sees public broadcasters Japan’s NHK, Singapore’s MediaCorp and Korea’s KBS provide full funding to directors who live and work in Asia to produce films about the region. The three projects are “Shepherds of Paradise” from India’s Raja [...]

/ 09/30/2011 4:58 PM

Singh Chandok (ISP Production/France): “we don’t miss any opportunity to go to Asia”

Singh Chandok, franco-indian producer from ISP Production, based in Paris, shared with us his working experience and new projects information related to Europe and Asia. 1. Could you introduce yourself? With an experience of 10 years in television production, I have produced and directed many different projects. I also worked as expert for Canal France International to conduct  missions for programs in [...]

/ 09/29/2011 3:33 PM

Discovery Channel celebrates ROC centennial (Taiwan Today)

A three-part HD documentary on Taiwan, made jointly by the Discovery Channel and the Government Information Office, will be released in October in celebration of the ROC centennial, GIO Minister Philip Yang said Sept. 27. By  Grace Kuo In Taiwan Today (09/28/2011) The 3 programs are “Taiwan Revealed: The Presidential Office,” “Taiwan Revealed: Heritage and Spirit” and “Taiwan Revealed: Innovation and [...]

/ 09/25/2011 2:20 AM

Chinese “Last Train Home” premieres on PBS on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011

POV’s “Last Train Home” Goes Inside the Promise and Chaos of China’s Booming Economy; Award-winning Film Premieres on PBS on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011; Film Streams Online Sept. 28 – Oct. 27 NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2011  — “Last Train Home” has the distinction of being selected for The Economist Film Project, which presents documentary films in partnership with PBS [...]

/ 09/24/2011 1:16 PM

2 Asian 4 European docs selected by Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011

The Abu Dhabi Film Festival (13-22 Oct 2011) just revealed its line up and stars list, including stars including Matt Damon, George Clooney, Ryan Gosling and Richard Gere. More than 140 films from over 40 countries will be screened during the festival including 8 world premieres, 6 international premieres (films that have been released in their country of production but premiering in [...]

/ 09/22/2011 10:52 AM

“Forgotten Slaves: The Comfort Women of the Philippines” / Ginger Foot Films / Germany

Title: Forgotten Slaves: The Comfort Women of the Philippines (Watch the Trailer) Synopsis:  A one hour documentary which gives a voice to victims of mass rapes by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II – the so called “Comfort Women”. Producer: Ginger Foot Films, Björn Jensen BCE Films & More GmbH, Bettina Ehrhardt Technical Information: Length: 60 minutes Stage [...]

/ 09/21/2011 5:13 PM

Björn Jensen (Ginger Foot/Germany): “we are looking for Asian partners to widen the scope of our new doc story”

Björn Jensen, Managing Director of Ginger Foot Films from Germany, shared his working experience and talked about his new documentary project “Forgotten Slaves” about former comfort women in Asia 1. Could you introduce yourself ? How did you get involved or why are you interested in documentary industry? My name is Björn Jensen. I am Managing Director of Ginger Foot Films. I [...]

/ 09/21/2011 4:25 PM

Reshuffle continues at FremantleMedia (C21 Media)

FremantleMedia has appointed a new MD of its Asian operation as part of an ongoing reshuffle at the global production group. Paul O’Hanlon has been promoted into the MD role from his current position of executive producer, production and development at FremantleMedia Australia, which he has held since February. He will report to Ian Hogg, the CEO of Asia Pacific, [...]

/ 09/16/2011 11:04 PM

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival: October 6th to 13th, 2011

“Facing reality, what is to be done?” is the slogan of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival which will hold YIDFF 2011 from October 6th to 13th, 2011. Some months after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11th and the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant crisis, the organizer strongly believe that “it is exactly at times like this that [...]

/ 09/16/2011 2:14 PM

Zooming In (Indian Express)

Tue Sep 13 2011 – Independent documentary film making is not a fledgling industry anymore and some credit for it can be given to Public Service Broadcast Trust (PSBT). Open Frames, a week-long film festival by PSBT has emerged as an influential player amid an array of film festivals that screen independent documentaries. A decade after it began, the film [...]