Archive for category: Pakistan

/ 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 [...]

/ 04/29/2012 6:17 PM

A doc project about Pakistan received one of the 11 Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards

On April 26, the Tribeca Film Institute gave out US$92,000 in funds as part of its Tribeca All Access (TAA) Creative Promise Awards and alumni grants, in a ceremony in Manhattan.  One doc project about Asia received one of the TAA Creative Promise award for documentary’s Alumni grants.   “The Path”, from Senain Kheshgi tells the story of a 80-year-old barber who has rescued more [...]

/ 04/24/2012 11:46 AM

“It’s a crazy, visual sport” (The Ottawa Citizen)

This ancient game involves players competing to control a headless goat. An Ottawa filmmaker has captured the action.   Ottawa-area filmmaker Najeeb Mirza first saw the sport of buzkashi in Tajikistan in 2004. And he was hooked. BY KENDRA HOSKIN OTTAWA CITIZEN (APRIL 23, 2012) The age-old Central Asian game involves men on horseback competing for control of the headless [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 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. [...]

/ 02/28/2012 11:44 PM

With “Saving Face”, Pakistan celebrates its first (doc) Oscar

Karachi-born freelance journalist and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won first-ever Oscar for Pakistan on Sunday in Los Angeles for her film “Saving Face” under the category ‘Best Documentary, Short Subject’. Sharmeen’s documentary, co-directed by US-based Daniel Junge, is based on acid attack survivors in Pakistan. In her acceptance speech Sharmeen said she hoped her film will resonate for others in Pakistan. [...]

/ 02/15/2012 11:31 PM

Oscar-nominated doc “Saving Face” debuts March 8 on HBO

Oscar-nominated documentary “saving face”, spotlighting brave pakistani survivors of acid attacks and the determined doctor who returns to his homeland to help them, debuts march 8, exclusively on hbo. Every year in Pakistan, many people – the majority of them women – are known to be victimized by brutal acid attacks, while numerous other cases go unreported. With little or [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 01/28/2012 10:02 PM

Three docs about Asia in the Oscars 2012′s Academy Awards nominations

On January 24, the nominations for the 2012 84th Annual Academy Awards took place at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Among the 10 docs and short docs of the selection, 3 are about Asia. The 2012 Oscars will be held on February 26 at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre. . Documentary Feature Hell And Back Again (about Afghanistan) If A Tree Falls Short: [...]