Archive for category: South Korea

/ 08/14/2012 6:41 PM

EIDF 2012: 15 doc films in the 2 competitions

On August 17, EBS will open its 9th International Documentary Festival. As usual, EIDF will showcase a selection of film and TV docs from all over the world. Some of these films will be part of the 2 official competitions (Festival Choice and Edu Choice ). Others will be shown in different non competition sections such as KOrean Panorama, World Showcase, [...]

/ 08/06/2012 2:32 PM

KBS and BBC join together to create a K-Pop documentary and concert

KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) and the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) have decided to join forces for the creation of two K-pop projects. A representative of KBS stated on August 3rd KST, “The president of KBS, Kim In Kyu, met with the current director general of the BBC, Mark Thompson, and soon-to-be director, George Entwistle. He received an offer to hold [...]

/ 08/03/2012 1:59 PM

Taiwan public television joins Asian Pitch (taiwantoday.tw)

PTS President Sunshine Kuang (second left) and representatives from Japan’s NHK, Singapore’s MediaCorp and South Korea’s KBS shake on their future collaboration in The Asian Pitch July 31. (CNA) Taiwan Public Television Service has been invited to take part in The Asian Pitch to assist in the selection of high-definition documentaries for funding, broadcast, marketing and distribution, according to PTS [...]

/ 08/01/2012 2:16 PM

EIDF Docu fest zooms in on school life (koreatimes.co.kr)

EBS, the Educational Broadcasting System, is airing a number of socially conscious documentaries from around the world for its nineth festival. “Education has become a very important concern around the globe,” said Kwak Duk-hoon, CEO of EBS, during a press conference held in Seoul on Tuesday. “And many countries have become interested in integrating education and documentary films.” Launched in [...]

/ 07/12/2012 9:43 AM

Rick Minnich (Germany): “I’m open to collaborate with Asian filmmakers, producers and broadcasters on their projects or my own”

In an exclusive interview to ADN, the American filmmaker Rick Minnich explains why his new doc project about Bering Strait is very linked to China and Asia. He also speaks about his career and other projects in or about Asia.  • Could you introduce yourself ? I’m an American independent filmmaker based in Berlin, Germany. After getting my B.A. in [...]

/ 07/03/2012 10:31 AM

In 2012, 17 projects will benefit from the Asian Network of Documentary [AND] Fund.

The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has just announced 31 Asian Cinema Fund (ACF) recipients this year (19 Asian projects, 12 Korean projects), including 17 projects which will benefit from the Asian Network of Documentary [AND] Fund. AND Fund winners include Tamara Stepanyan’s Embers, a Lebanese documentary about the older generation, and Shahin Parhami’s documentary about the downfall of a [...]

/ 06/29/2012 8:37 AM

“Crossing the Bering Strait” (Germany) (pre-production)

Title: Crossing the Bering Strait Synopsis: They’re the Odd Couple of the new millennium: George Koumal and Joe Henri. This unlikely duo have dedicated their lives to connecting Siberia and Alaska via the longest tunnel in the world – 85 kilometers across the Bering Strait. The intercontinental railway would drastically shorten transport times between Asia and North America, and provide [...]

/ 06/24/2012 5:05 PM

“Planet of snail” receives the Best World Feature at Silverdocs 2012

AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival announced its distinguished award winners for 2012. This year’s Sterling Award for Best World Feature went to PLANET OF SNAIL, directed by Seungiun Yi. The poetry of the cinema merges fantastically with the poetry of touch, taste and smell when the filmmaker encounters the deaf and blind South Korean poet Young-Chan, who is unwilling to [...]

/ 06/21/2012 3:13 PM

Submission deadline for DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival

DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival (DMZ DOCS) is almost closing its call for submission for its 4th edition which will happen in September 20-26, 2012. DEADLINE: July 2, 2012 DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival (DMZ DOCS) is an annual festival for documentary films presented jointly by Gyeonggi province and Paju city. Held in a buffer zone, the Korean Demilitarized Zone, DMZ Docs 2012 [...]

/ 06/19/2012 10:14 AM

Seungjun Yi (S. Korea) :”global audience would like to see docs about Asia with different perspectives”

Seungjun Yi is the lucky director of “Planet of Snail” for which he recently won many awards. In this exclusive interview for ADN, the South Korean doc maker speaks about his film and his new project.    Could you introduce yourself (education, career background, filmography) ? I studied Asian history at my university and started my carrier as a documentary [...]