Archive for December, 2011

/ 12/27/2011 1:43 AM

South Korea and China celebrate 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties

In order to celebrate next year’s 20th anniversary of the establishment of China-South Korea diplomatic ties, a special program “Connecting for Twenty Years” and a documentary “Wangjing” will be shown on CCTV-9, the documentary channel.   . “Connecting for Twenty Years” features interviews with special guests, including China’s first ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Zhang Tingyan, master go player Nie Weiping [...]

/ 12/17/2011 2:04 AM

UK Passion sells 150 hours to New China Media

Tianmu Film TV & Culture Distribution, a division of New China Media, has licensed over 150 hours from London-based Passion Distribution, including Sundance Channel title “Love/Lust”. Tianmu also picked up: . True North Productions’ six-part, one-hour series “Killer in the Family”; the two-part “Real Crimes”; “Animal 24/7″ seasons seven and eight; season two of “To Build or Not to Build”; [...]

/ 12/16/2011 10:33 PM

Forum aims to ‘kick-start’ Japan docs (C21Media)

The executive producer of Japanese broadcaster NHK’s World Documentary strand hopes the country’s first factual pitching session will help to stimulate international sales for local filmmakers. By Clive Whittingham In C21Media (16-12-2011 ) Ken-ichi Imamura acted as an adviser to this week’s Tokyo TV Forum, organised by the Association of All Japan TV Program Production Companies (ATP), which aims to [...]

/ 12/13/2011 9:21 PM

Promoting Documentary films at IFFK (

With an aim to promote fiction and documentary films beyond the festival space , Kerala Chalachitra State Academy and Indian Documentary Foundation( IDF) jointly organised a new initiative-Trigger Pitch as part of the 16 International Film Festival Kerala here in the city on Tuesday. In The Hindu, 13 December 2011 The intention of the TriggerPitch is to identify creative funding [...]

/ 12/12/2011 9:23 AM

Mainland China: successful re-start for Guangzhou Documentary Festival / GZDOC

For its new start under the administration of Guangzhou city government, the Guangzhou Documentary Festival 2011 (5 to 9th december 2011) has been a very successful event in all its dimensions: festival and awards, pitching sessions and seminars. A new start With its 2011 edition, GZDOC had a new start. . The event is now organized by the Government of Guangzhou [...]

/ 12/08/2011 11:08 PM

Sundance Film festival 2012 selects 2 doc films about China

The Sundance Film Festival has unveiled its 2012 line-up, including a documentary about Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei and a canadian-chinese doc about a boxing school. . The US documentary competition will include 16 films including “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry”, by director Alison Klayman, about the artist’s clashes with the Chinese government. Director: Alison Klayman Writer: Alison Klayman Stars: [...]

/ 12/08/2011 1:50 PM

First 3D deal in China and hundreds hours in Asia for Euro Off the Fence

Dutch-Anglo distributor and production company Off the Fence has closed its first 3D deal and has racked up sales of more than 2,000 hours to broadcasters throughout Asia. OTF’s first 3D deal is with Chinese company Universal Full Band Media for its upcoming 3D channel set to launch in 2012. The titles in the deal include “Hell On Hooves Special” and [...]

/ 12/02/2011 8:04 PM

CCTV’s Documentary Channel goes to kenya for its first doc production

Next January, CCTV documentary will air its first independent production, ”Glamorous Kenya.” “Glamorous Kenya” is a documentary film about “the beautiful people, landscape and traditions of the land of Kenya”. It will be shot and produced in High-Definition format and all shootings were completed in Kenya alone. According to CCTV, “compared to previous works on African countries, “Glamorous Kenya” is all about looking [...]

/ 12/02/2011 6:12 AM

EADn selects two docs from Mainland and Taiwan for the first Indian triggerpitch

  Following the announcement of the partnership between Europe Asia Documentary network / EADn, Kerala International Film Festival / IFFK and the new Indian Documentary Foundation / IDF in a new initiative called triggerpitch, we have selected the two non indian doc films which will be presented this month. ‘MONEY AND HONEY’ Director: LEE Ching-hui / Taiwan / 2011 / 95 min An [...]

/ 12/01/2011 7:07 PM

Mohammad Ehsani (Iran): “making documentaries with social themes can endanger the filmmaker in Iran”

Mohammad Ehsani, the famous documentary filmaker and members of the  Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Association recently joined EADn. He tells us his story and describes the tough life of Iranian documentary makers.   Can you introduce yourself ? I was born in November 1973 in Shishvan Village, in the suburbs of the town of Ajabshir in Eastern Azerbaijan Province. However, my [...]