Archive for category: Australia

/ 05/29/2012 8:54 AM

Sydney Film Festival 2012 likes Asian docs

Since its inception in 1954, Sydney Film Festival (SFF) has become a key cultural event for Sydney and well-established in the international film festival calendar. Across 12 days and nights (from 6-17 June), the 59th Sydney Film Festival offers screenings of over 150 films and showcase the best in cinema from across Australia and around the world, including features, documentaries and [...]

/ 05/05/2012 9:51 PM

4 films about Asia among the Hot Docs 2012 Award Winners

On 4th may, ten awards and $71,000 in cash prizes were presented to Canadian and international filmmakers, including awards for Festival films in competition and those recognizing emerging and established filmmakers. 4 of the awarded films are about or from Asia Pacific. . Best Canadian Feature THE WORLD BEFORE HER (D: Nisha Pahuja; P: Cornelia Principe, Nisha Pahuja, Ed Barreveld) Sponsored by [...]

/ 04/28/2012 6:31 PM

Penny Vozniak (Australia): “very personal stories are actually the stories of the whole world”

Few hours before the world premiere of her first documentary in Toronto, “Despite the gods”, Penny Vozniak speaks about the shooting in Bollywood and her new projects in kabul or Japan. Could you introduce yourself ? I was born in Australia, but these days I live between the US, Europe and Sydney. Like most filmmakers I tend to spend time where [...]

/ 04/25/2012 10:51 AM

V. Mirchandani (16th Street Prod. / Australia): “I am currently producing a feature doc on food safety in China”

Indian born Vijaykumar Mirchandani speaks about his new project about food in China and the future of documentary industry in Asia. Could you introduce yourself? I was born in India. Although an engineer by profession with a marketing diploma, my passion was always TV and film-making. I am a seasoned television professional that has been associated with the TV business since [...]

/ 04/15/2012 10:47 AM

The Green Call of China (in production)

Title: The Green Call of China (working title)  Synopsis: With an emerging fast-paced economy the entire world is moving its operations to China and the expats are very comfortably adjusting to their new homes. All is very positive and going great but on the flipside, the country has been plagued by food safety scares on many levels, everything from tainted milk, [...]

/ 03/28/2012 8:42 PM

Despite the Gods (2012, Australia)

Director: Penny Vozniak | 85 minutes | Australia | 2012 | Language: (Subtitled) English, Hindi SYNOPSIS ” Welcome to India! Home of the world’s largest movie industry, where mere mortal film stars are worshiped with the same fervor as timeless Indian Gods; and the new buzzword ‘co-production’ looms on the lips of Indian financiers keen to form a Bollywood-Hollywood alliance. [...]

/ 03/21/2012 5:31 PM

Hot Docs 2012 selects 20 films from or about Asia Pacific

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival announced its full film line-up for the upcoming 19th edition, April 26-May 6, at a press conference this morning at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto. From 2,085 film submissions, this year’s slate will present 189 titles from a record 51 countries in 11 screening programs. Among this selection, 20 films are from [...]

/ 01/20/2012 2:09 AM

British DRG strikes international deals for the Channel 4′s Sri Lanka doc

UK-based distributor DRG has secured sales around the world for a controversial Channel 4 documentary on Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s “Killing Fields” was produced by ITN Productions and aired by C4 in June last year. The film used mobile phone footage and eye witness accounts of war crimes allegedly committed at the end of the country’s civil war between the government and Tamil Tigers [...]

/ 01/18/2012 2:39 AM

Asian Royal sales for UK DRG

Broadcasters from Australia and Japan have secured several doc about british Royal family from London-based distributor DRG. The 2 docs are “The Real King’s Speech” and ”Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters” . . “The Real King’s Speech”, produced by 1212 Entertainment for Channel 4 in the UK, has been picked up by NHK in Japan and Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific. The one-hour special tells the [...]

/ 11/24/2011 2:55 PM

Over 700 hours from A+E Networks sold in Asia Pacific

Broadcasters in South Korea, Australia and China have acquired factual entertainment and documentary titles from A+E Networks. . In South Korea, CJ Media has acquired “Seriously Funny Kids”, while Skylife has picked up “The Universe in 3D” and KBS has licensed “America: The Story of US”.  Science TV has picked up “Crime 360″, “Mega Disasters”, “Jaws: The Inside Story”, “Silence [...]