Archive for category: COUNTRIES

/ 08/20/2012 4:41 PM

Wuxing / BBC co-pro doc about “Kung Fu” starts shooting in West China (sina.com)

The documentary “Kung Fu” (Gong Fu) co-produced by Beijing Wuxing Legend Production and the BBC has started shooting in Dunhuang, Gansu province.  Mark Harris, who have won three Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature, will be the executive producer of the doc. He will also write the script for the doc, which will be composed of interviews on the famous [...]

/ 08/16/2012 11:50 AM

Ariel Snar : “International film makers who want to make docs in Afghanistan should work with Afghan film-makers”

In this exclusive interview to ADN, the Canadian / Afghan director Ariel Snar speaks about his film “Boxing girls from Kabul”. He is also pushing international doc-makers to do more docs about Afghanistan and to work with emerging local film makers. . Could you introduce yourself ? I’ve been making films for about six years. After studying history, believing that [...]

/ 08/14/2012 6:41 PM

EIDF 2012: 15 doc films in the 2 competitions

On August 17, EBS will open its 9th International Documentary Festival. As usual, EIDF will showcase a selection of film and TV docs from all over the world. Some of these films will be part of the 2 official competitions (Festival Choice and Edu Choice ). Others will be shown in different non competition sections such as KOrean Panorama, World Showcase, [...]

/ 08/11/2012 5:17 PM

(China) indie innovation (Global Times)

The outpouring of Chinese documentaries over the past decade has inspired and impressed audiences all over the world. However, the problem for audiences on the Chinese mainland is that accessing such films isn’t always easy.  One forum in particular that provides a platform for such work to be enjoyed while at the same time giving Chinese filmmakers an opportunity to [...]

/ 08/09/2012 5:29 PM

“The World Before Her” wins at Traverse City Film Festival

The Traverse City Film Festival, the Michigan-based fest founded by Michael Moore, has wrapped and given out prizes to 10 docs, including “The World Before Her”. At the eight annual festival, which ran from July 31 to August 5, The Founders Prizes were handed out in three categories. The best picture award went to “5 Broken Cameras”, from Emad Burnat [...]

/ 08/08/2012 5:46 PM

National Geographic launches camp in China (China Daily)

China Education TV, National Geographic Channel and Yunnan TV celebrated the opening of a summer camp they initiated together in Beijing on Aug 7. It is the first time National Geographic has launched such camps in China in cooperation with local TV stations. The camp, which wants to help more than 10 members from around China get firsthand experience of [...]

/ 08/06/2012 2:32 PM

KBS and BBC join together to create a K-Pop documentary and concert

KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) and the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) have decided to join forces for the creation of two K-pop projects. A representative of KBS stated on August 3rd KST, “The president of KBS, Kim In Kyu, met with the current director general of the BBC, Mark Thompson, and soon-to-be director, George Entwistle. He received an offer to hold [...]

/ 08/04/2012 2:40 PM

Mohammed Naqvi (Canada / Pakistan) “I am very open to the idea of exploring different countries through a non-fiction lens”

In this exclusive interview for ADN, the Canadian/Pakistanese director and producer Mohammed Ali Naqvi speaks about his last and new documentaries. He also explains the difficulties and importance of doing docs in and about Pakistan. . Could you introduce yourself  ? I was born in Montreal in 1979. After about four years my family moved back to Karachi, Pakistan. We [...]

/ 08/04/2012 2:06 PM

TVF secures major Asian deals (rapidtvnews.com)

Distributor TVF International has acquired several new Asian programmes, and made a number of UK documentary sales. It has picked up “Special Forces” from History Channel Asia, a documentary series that looks at Asia’s elite special ops unit; “Asia’s Underworld” from C&I Network Asia, which looks at the face of crime in the region; “Property Hunter” from Channel NewsAsia and [...]

/ 08/03/2012 1:59 PM

Taiwan public television joins Asian Pitch (taiwantoday.tw)

PTS President Sunshine Kuang (second left) and representatives from Japan’s NHK, Singapore’s MediaCorp and South Korea’s KBS shake on their future collaboration in The Asian Pitch July 31. (CNA) Taiwan Public Television Service has been invited to take part in The Asian Pitch to assist in the selection of high-definition documentaries for funding, broadcast, marketing and distribution, according to PTS [...]