Archive for category: Afghanistan

/ 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 [...]

/ 07/14/2012 2:15 PM

6 docs about Asia are nominated for News and Doc Emmy Awards

On July 12, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 33rd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. Among the nominees are 6 docs and programs from or about Asia, “Armadillo,” which received four nods “Enemies of the People,” which received three, “Last Train Home” which received 2, “The Battle For Marjah”, “Bhutto” and ”Marathon Boy”. . BEST [...]

/ 07/11/2012 12:20 AM

Sundance Institute backs 5 new doc projects from or about Asia

The Sundance Institute has bestowed US$490,000 in grants to 27 feature-length documentary projects, including 5 projects from or about Asia. The grants, made via the Institute’s Documentary Film Program and Fund (DFP), come as the DFP celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Since its inception, it has awarded grants to more than 425 documentary filmmakers in 61 countries. Sundance Institute [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 06/15/2012 5:05 PM

(Shanghai) Magnolia awards honor touching documentaries (Shanghai Daily)

The much-coveted Magnolia International Documentary Awards were handed out to winning Chinese and foreign filmmakers yesterday. By Xu Wei in Shanghai Daily, 2012-6-15 The Best Documentary (60 minutes and up) award went to Israeli director Yael Hersonski’s “A Film Unfinished.” Her film seeks the truth behind one of the most mysterious Nazi propaganda films ever shot inside the Warsaw Ghetto. It [...]

/ 06/10/2012 4:10 PM

9 Asian docs at Shanghai tv & film festivals 2012

Almost 10 docs about Asia will be screened at this year Shanghai International Film and TV festivals. Some of them will compete for Magnolia TV Awards. 15th Shanghai International Film Festival There are no doc in the 16 films which are competing for Golden Goblet Award of the 15th Shanghai International Film Festival.  But Mida Docu, one of the section [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 05/24/2012 8:18 PM

Duncan Jepson (HK): “It is very nice to win awards but it is much more satisfying to get people to support a subject”

The HK based producer and director Duncan Jepson presents its current documentary film about Youth in Hong Kong and speaks about the doc industry in Asia. . Can you tell us your personal and professional story ?  I was born in Sheffield, UK to a Chinese mother and English Father. My mother had moved from Singapore in the 1950s and [...]

/ 05/03/2012 6:04 PM

3 docs about Asia at the 11th DOXA festival in Vancouver

From exploits of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei to the women of Afghanistan, the 11th DOXA festival offers varieties of views on the Asian world. Alison Klayman’s “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry”, is one of the highlights of this year’s DOXA documentary film festival, which opens Friday and runs to May 13. The film is slated for the closing night gala at 7 [...]

/ 05/01/2012 2:59 AM

New territories for “the boxing girls of Kabul”

The National Film Board of Canada has announced a several sales for its documentary “The Boxing Girls of Kabul”, which is scheduled to screen at Hot Docs 2012.  Deals have been signed in the US with VOD service In Demand, in French Canada with TV 5, in Latin America with the Pan Regional TV Direct TV and DLA, in Israel with DBS,  in France with France Televisions and in Russia with 24 Doc. The [...]