Archive for category: Canada

/ 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 [...]

/ 08/09/2012 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 [...]

/ 08/04/2012 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 [...]

/ 06/20/2012 5:16 PM

Open City Docs Fest London 2011 will screen 7 doc films from or about Asia

21st – 24th June – OPEN CITY DOCS FEST -Celebrating the best of documentary film in the heart of London - “Open City Docs Fest” is a festival devoted to exploring the world we live in through the vision of documentary film. This year, the diverse programme offers more than 100 films from around the world, including 7 doc films [...]

/ 06/12/2012 6:31 PM

NFB doc content to be featured on Chinese online Channel Phoenix

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has linked up with Phoenix New Media Limited (FENG) to deliver a Canadian-branded online channel in China, NFB Zone, which will feature animated and documentary films for streaming, VOD and download-to-own. NFB ZONE will be the first digital channel designated to distribute Canadian content in Mainland China. Under the agreement, ifeng has the [...]

/ 06/11/2012 5:35 PM

6 doc films about Asia at Silverdocs 2012

For its 10ths anniversary, Silverdocs will have some Asian flavour. During 7 days (June 18-24, 2012), audience will be able to discover 6 doc films about Asia, from Canada,  China, Korea and USA. THE VANISHING SPRING LIGHT Xun Yu “Fish”  | 2010 | China  | Silver Spectrum | 112 min. Director Xun Yu uses a thoughtful approach to look at the loss of [...]

/ 06/10/2012 10:15 PM

Taiwan documentary screenings in Ottawa (ottawastart.com)

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Canada, in collaboration with the Ottawa Public Library, will present five Taiwanese documentaries from 12 pm to 1 pm on four consecutive Wednesdays starting June 13. The documentary screenings are open to the public free of charge and will take place at the Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library, Main Library (120 Metcalfe St., [...]

/ 06/09/2012 12:14 AM

Film of China’s grassroots green campaign wins award (chinadaily.com)

When Canadian director Gary Marcuse set out to make a film about China’s environmental protection, he didn’t expect to return with an optimistic story. But that’s what he got. After four years of production in China and Canada, his documentary “Waking the Green Tiger: A Green Movement Rises in China” on Wednesday won a Grantham Award of Special Merit, which [...]

/ 06/08/2012 3:32 PM

Nisha Pahuja (Canada / India): “making documentaries allows to explore ideas, complex lived realities and experiences”

Nisha Pahuja won Documentary Award at this year Tribeca Festival with her new doc “the world before her”. In this exclusive interview to ADN, she speaks about her work of director and producer. Could you introduce yourself ? I am a doc filmmaker based in Toronto and  Bombay. I was born in New Delhi and moved to Canada as a [...]

/ 05/30/2012 7:51 PM

5 of the 10 new PUMA.Creative Catalyst Awards winners for 2012 speaks about Asia

BRITDOC Foundation and PUMA just announced the ten new first PUMA.Creative Catalyst Award winners for 2012. Among these projects, 5 are about Asia. Concurrent with the announcement of the winners, PUMA.Creative and BRITDOC Foundation announced the second call for PUMA.Creative Catalyst Awards for 2012 applications open. For more information on applications, you can visit the website. Applications for Summer Call are now [...]