Archive for category: Philippines

/ 07/19/2012 7:50 PM

“China Heavyweight” and “Golden Slumbers” get awards at Asian Film Festival of Dallas 2012

The Best Documentary Feature award was given to “China Heavyweight”, while French/Cambodian “Golden Slumbers” by Davy Chou won the Special Jury Mention at the 11th Asian Film Festival of Dallas where the film was screened the 17th of July. During the week (July, 12-19), other docs about Asia were shown, including “Where Heaven Meets Hell” (with filmaker in attendance), “Death [...]

/ 06/20/2012 5:16 PM

Open City Docs Fest London 2011 will screen 7 doc films from or about Asia

21st – 24th June – OPEN CITY DOCS FEST -Celebrating the best of documentary film in the heart of London - “Open City Docs Fest” is a festival devoted to exploring the world we live in through the vision of documentary film. This year, the diverse programme offers more than 100 films from around the world, including 7 doc films [...]

/ 06/04/2012 5:29 PM

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012 will show docs from Philippine, Japan and China

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), the world’s oldest continuous film festival started in 1947, is taking a new road under the management of a new artistic director, the American critic, author and lecturer Chris Fujiwara.  The festival, which runs from June 20 to July 1, just announced its program with a global spread of 121 productions from 52 countries [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 04/25/2012 2:51 PM

The World’s Most Fashionable Prison (2012, Singapore / UK)

Director: CK Mak | 67 minutes | Singapore, UK | 2012 | Language: (Subtitled) English, Tagalog |   SYNOPSIS ” Award-winning fashion designer Puey Quinones and his dresses make regular appearances on red carpet events and celebrity weddings. For the past four years, the petite gay 31-yearold has been leading a double life. Away from the celebrity and public adoration, [...]

/ 04/16/2012 8:23 PM

Discovery Kids enters in Asia through the Philippines

Thanks to a new agreement between Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific and SKYCable, Discovery Kids will be launched this week in the Philippines. This deal marks the first foray of the channel in Asia pacific and allow the distribution expansion of  TLC lifestyle channel on the platform.   Discovery Kids will be launched on the platform with a lineup that includes Headrush (featuring Mythbusters [...]

/ 01/29/2012 11:54 PM

Money and Honey (2011, Taiwan)

Director: LEE Ching-hui / Taiwan / 2011 / 95 min SYNOPSIS ” MONEY AND HONEY an Asian epic documentary on migrant workers spanning thirteen years. Director Jasmine Ching-hui LEE first came into contact with Filipino caretakers in the Taipei nursing home, where her grandparents were under care. Living away from their loved ones, both the Filipino caretakers and the elderly residents suffer from [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 09/22/2011 10:52 AM

“Forgotten Slaves: The Comfort Women of the Philippines” / Ginger Foot Films / Germany

Title: Forgotten Slaves: The Comfort Women of the Philippines (Watch the Trailer) Synopsis:  A one hour documentary which gives a voice to victims of mass rapes by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II – the so called “Comfort Women”. Producer: Ginger Foot Films, Björn Jensen BCE Films & More GmbH, Bettina Ehrhardt Technical Information: Length: 60 minutes Stage [...]

/ 09/21/2011 5:13 PM

Björn Jensen (Ginger Foot/Germany): “we are looking for Asian partners to widen the scope of our new doc story”

Björn Jensen, Managing Director of Ginger Foot Films from Germany, shared his working experience and talked about his new documentary project “Forgotten Slaves” about former comfort women in Asia 1. Could you introduce yourself ? How did you get involved or why are you interested in documentary industry? My name is Björn Jensen. I am Managing Director of Ginger Foot Films. I [...]