Archive for category: Hong Kong

/ 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 [...]

/ 04/04/2012 11:04 PM

5 docs about Asia among the 2012 Peabody winners

The prestigious George Foster Peabody Awards – now in their 71st year – recognize excellence in electronic media, ranging from TV to radio stations, individuals and the Internet, and are handed out by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Among the 38 winners, 7 docs and reports are from or about Asia. They have been produced [...]

/ 04/03/2012 8:40 PM

HKIFF Young doc award for “Jai Bhim Comrade”

On 3rd April, the 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) announced this year’s winning films for its “Young awards”, the SIGNIS Awards, FIPRESCI Prize, and the Firebird Awards for Short Film Competition, Documentary Competition and Young Cinema Competition.   The Documentary Competition Award is made to documentary filmmakers who address social issues. . The Firebird Award was made to [...]

/ 02/24/2012 1:42 AM

HK Film Festival 2012 includes 4 doc films in its competition

On 23 February, HKIFFS revealed the official selection of the 36th HK International Film Festival. Among the many films, 11 are doc films, including 4 in the competition. Documentary competition . Hometown Boy (金城小子) For this documentary project, director and cinematographer Yao Hung-i (姚宏易), a Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢) protege, follows Chinese painter Liu Xiaodong (劉小東) as he takes a trip back [...]

/ 02/19/2012 11:48 PM

Nuclear Nation, the Fukushima Refugees story (released doc)

A documentary about the exile of Futaba’s residents, the region housing the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The day after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake on March 11, 2011, Futaba locals heard the hydrogen explosion at Reactor Number 1 and were showered with nuclear fallout. In response, the Japanese government designated the whole town as an “exclusion zone” and 1,400 [...]

/ 02/09/2012 5:30 PM

6 doc projects will be presented at Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum 2012

For the first time since its creation, in 2007, the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum will open its platform to the documentary. Among the 32 film projects which have been selected, 6 are documentaries from 10  countries (Armenia, Czech Republic, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Slovakia, UK, Thaland). . Elephant Soldiers (Armenia) Directors: Vardan HOVHANNISYAN, Inna SAHAKYAN Producers: [...]

/ 11/25/2011 1:25 AM

Canadian Breakthrough signs Asian deals

Canadian producer-distributor Breakthrough Entertainment has sold more than 130 hours of content to broadcasters in Asia. . Thai network TrueVisions acquired several one-off docs including “Crackberry’d – The Truth About Information Overload” and “Parkour Takes Vegas“, “China – A Century of Humiliation” and “The Truth About Shoplifting” . Vietnam Television bagged the doc series “Future Revealed” and “Future Medicine” . RTB in Brunei bought [...]

/ 11/21/2011 7:35 PM

Roger Garcia (HAF / Hong Kong): “we will include four documentary projects in HAF 2012″

14 months after his appointment to the role of executive director at the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society and head of HAF, Roger Garcia explains why the major Asian Film Financing platform is opening its scope to documentary films. As a long time consultant, advisor, curator and juror for many film festivals in Asia, America and Europe, Roger Garcia also [...]

/ 08/17/2011 1:38 PM

SUNTV launched the first Chinese Documentary online Award

With the slogan of “Show your mind, Vote your eyes”, iSuntv Chinese Documentary Award is a new online documentary event organised by SUNTV (Hongkong). This is a unique doc competition on internet with film exhibition, netizen voting and jury reviewing. According to SUNTV announcement, “netizens after registering can watch the 180 submissions from Mainland China, Hongkong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. Netizens after [...]