Archive for category: Nepal

/ 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 [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 04/24/2012 11:49 AM

‘Himalayan Meltdown’ wins prize at Worldfest International Film Festival

The United Nations Development Programme-produced film “Himalayan Meltdown” won the prestigious Platinum Award in the broadcast documentary category at the 45th annual Worldfest International Film Festival, the oldest independent film festival in the world. The one-hour film examines the shrinking glaciers of the Himalayas and the effects they have on the lives and livelihoods of billions of people in Asia. [...]

/ 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. [...]

/ 02/21/2012 2:49 AM

“Himalaya Meltdown”: will Mount Everest be around for another century?

A new documentary looks at the socio-economic and environmental issues that envelope the Himalayas and its glaciers. This is a must-watch for naturalists and eco warriors. By: The Guide Team   Date:  2012-02-20 If you care for India’s fast-vanishing natural wonders that are constantly under threat from all kinds of dangers, you might want to change plans for this evening. “Himalayan [...]

/ 06/08/2011 2:27 AM

“Himalayan Meltdown”: New Climate Change Film to Screen at Asia Society

Later this month, Asia Society’s centers in Washington, D.C., and New York will feature screenings of a new documentary on climate change entitled “Revealed: Himalayan Meltdown” (see trailer below). The 45-minute film, which shows June 9 in D.C. and June 14 in New York, features footage from Asia Society’s multimedia project China Green. Co-produced by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), [...]