Archive for category: Indonesia

/ 05/31/2012 1:00 PM

Bali seeks young filmmakers (The Jakarta Post)

Amid the minimum appreciation for documentary films nationwide, the third Bali Documentary Film Festival keeps on striving to uncover more of the island’s hidden young talents in film making. BY AGNES WINARTI ON The Jakarta Post (2012-05-18)  “The Balinese are born and raised in an atmosphere of cultural and artistic lives. They already have such powerful artistic flair and thus, [...]

/ 05/19/2012 9:59 AM

L.A. Asian Pacific 2012: 6 prizes for docs about Asia

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival gave several docs about Asia including Michael Collins’ “Give Up Tomorrow” which earned the audience prize for documentary film at the fest. ”Give Up” exposed corrupt public officials in a backdrop to the struggle two mothers undertook over the fate of one young man. . In the documentary jury competition, “Where heaven meets hell” directed [...]

/ 05/09/2012 11:09 PM

3 docs about Sri Lanka, Philippines and Indonesia receives World Media Awards

On May 8, three docs about Asia received 4 of the One World Media awards, which recognize the best British media coverage of the wider world.  . Channel 4′s “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” picked up 2 of the One World Media awards. The ITN-produced documentary, an investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, received both the the television and documentary awards. According to the two juries ”Sri Lanka’s Killing [...]

/ 05/04/2012 9:22 PM

S. Friedlander (USA): “doc. film is an ideal medium for telling stories of people and cultures that I cared deeply about”

US born Sasha Friedlander is the lucky producer and director of  “Where Heaven Meets Hell” which is currently shown at Hot Docs. She explains us the production process of her first film and tells us about he new projects. Could you introduce yourself  ? My name is Sasha Friedlander, and I’m an emerging filmmaker based in Brooklyn, New York. I [...]

/ 04/27/2012 12:08 AM

A+E Networks sells its docs to many Asian broadcasters

Broadcasters in Asia Pacific (China, Japan, Indonesia and Brunei) have licensed a number of  Networks titles, including American Pickers, Big Shrimpin’, and Titanic’s Final Moments: Missing Pieces (pictured). . In Japan, BS-TBS picked up “Ice Road Truckers”, Sukachan acquired “Titanic: 100 Years in 3D”, and Ginga Channel picked up a package of “Biography episodes”. . Multiple deals were closed in China, [...]

/ 04/20/2012 10:11 PM

Where Heaven Meets Hell (2012, USA)

Director: Sasha Friedlander | 80 minutes | USA | 2012 | Language: (Subtitled) Indonesian, English | Countries: Indonesia, United States SYNOPSIS “In East Java, Indonesia lies Kawah Ijen, an active volcano that houses a grueling, labor-intensive sulfur mining operation. Before daybreak, five hundred independent miners begin to collect and haul loads of up to 200lbs. of pure sulfur. They trek up [...]

/ 03/27/2012 9:56 PM

Jan Vrijman Fund supports 6 Asian projects

The Jan Vrijman Fund (JVF), an initiative of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), has granted €212,000 (just over US$279,000) to 20 new projects, including 5 from or about Asia. The JVF provides grants to independent documentary makers from developing countries, and covers individual film projects as well as projects that promote local documentary production and distribution in general. [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 02/09/2012 9:02 PM

Two Asian docs selected in this year’s Berlin Panorama Dokumente

The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival (9-19 Feb) has completed its Panorama selection. This year’s Berlin Panorama is presenting 53 feature films: 18 in the main programme, 15 in Panorama Special and 20 in Panorama Dokumente. 34 productions from 33 countries are screening as world premieres. Among the 20 documentaries, 2 are coming from Asia. Both are gay related documentaries. [...]