Archive for category: New Zealand

/ 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 [...]

/ 05/11/2012 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 [...]

/ 04/27/2012 2:16 AM

Documentary Edge 2012 include 10 films about or from Asia

Documentary Edge (Australasia’s leading international documentary film festival) has selected 72 films from 34 countries for its 2012 Festival edition. Among these 72 films, XX documentaries are from or about Asia Pacific, excluding the 5 films in the NZ section.      World Cinema / Around the world in 8 films. . Bad Weather Germany/UK / 90min. / Bengali with English [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 02/02/2012 11:46 PM

Five Asian docs and reports selected by FIPA 2012

Some Asian docs and reports were selected for the 25th FIPA which happened from 25 to 29 january in Biarritz (France). One of them won the Fipa d’argent Special prize in the doc section. 2012 official selection / documentary . The Kingdom of Mr. Edhi   FIPA D’ARGENT / Special Prize The Kingdom of Mister Edhi is a fly-on-the-wall portrait [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 10/02/2011 3:14 PM

Euro BBC, DRG, Explora and Passion Distrib. sell doc content to Asia Pacific broadcasters

Hot time for doc sellers and buyers from all over the world running to Mipcom 2011, at Cannes. Before the opening of the market, somes doc deals are already announced between European producers or distributors and broadcasters from the Asia Pacific area. . BBC’s “Frozen Planet” gets new broadcasters BBC Worldwide has now sold its natural history series “Frozen Planet” [...]

/ 07/02/2011 10:38 PM

BBC Knowledge NZ to Feature Homegrown Short-Form Docs (

LONDON: Through a joint initiative between BBC Knowledge and New Zealand’s Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA), five short-form documentaries from young producers across the country have been selected to air on the channel later this year. By Kristin Brzoznowski In World Screen (July 1, 2011) BBC Knowledge NZ launched the initiative in February, coinciding with the channel’s debut, seeking [...]