Archive for category: India

/ 06/13/2012 10:25 AM

TAP supported “Supermen of Malegaon” gets theatrical release in India

After successful screenings at several festivals across the globe, “Supermen of Malegaon” is slated for its theatrical release in India on June 29, 2012.  “Supermen of Malegaon” is a documentary that captures a motley bunch of cinema fanatics in Malegaon, Maharashtra who remake Bollywood and Hollywood films on miniscule budgets, which they shoot and star in, and screen for their [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 06/08/2012 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 [...]

/ 05/19/2012 6:40 AM

Empty halls greet docu-films (The Hindu Business)

It’s touted as Asia’s first dedicated screen for documentary films. But two weeks after the State-run Nandan cine-complex in Kolkata began screening documentaries, the response has been far from encouraging. By Abhishek Law Kolkata, May 17 According to reports, in the first two weeks of screenings, only about 25 viewers turned up for each show in a 200-seater hall. Documentaries [...]

/ 05/14/2012 9:53 AM

‘Bitter Seeds’ documentary explores the human toll of GMOs in India (onegreenplanet.org)

“Bitter Seeds” is the third and final film in Micha X. Peled’s award-winning Globalization Trilogy. The film follows a season, from sowing to harvest, in an Indian village where many small farmers are struggling to make a living. By Jennifer Valentine: Editorial Manager, OneGreenPlanet.Org May 10, 2012 Following a U.S. complaint to the World Trade Organization, India was coerced into [...]

/ 05/11/2012 11:21 PM

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2012 with a strong taste of Asia

Doc/Fest’s 19th edition will bring to Sheffield some of this year’s documentary heavy-hitters and will also show the best of docs from or about Asia. The festival programme includes 120 films from dozens of countries, including 16 films from or about Asia, 300 speakers from the digital and docs sector and over 150 buyers and decision makers from 20 countries participate [...]

/ 05/11/2012 7:39 PM

Docaviv 2012: “Planet of Snail” wins the International competition

On 9 May 2012, the winners of the Docaviv 2012 Film Festival competitions were announced at the Port of Tel Aviv. The Best International Film award was given to the Korean film “Planet of Snail”. The film is directed by Yi Seungjun and produced by Kim Minchul and Gary Kam. It received 20,000 ₪ courtesy of the Ministry of Culture & Sport – The Israeli Film [...]

/ 05/09/2012 6:55 PM

Nisha Pahuja Documentary Wins Honors at Tribeca

Indian-origin filmmaker Nisha Pahuja’s documentary about the life and struggles of women in India has won the best documentary feature award and a $25,000 prize at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals in America. Pahuja won for her documentary “The World Before Her,” which brings together the opposing stories of the Miss India beauty pageant [...]

/ 05/07/2012 6:50 PM

New documentary focuses on Aftermath of Bhopal Disaster (VOA News)

  One of the world’s worst industrial disasters struck Bhopal, India in the early morning hours of December 3, 1984 when a pesticide plant owned by Union Carbide leaked methyl iso-cyanate gas. A cloud of lethal gas drifted over the city of more than 900,000 people, exposing many to contamination. By Ray Kouguell VOA News, April 25, 2012 At least [...]