Archive for category: South Korea

/ 06/11/2012 5:35 PM

6 doc films about Asia at Silverdocs 2012

For its 10ths anniversary, Silverdocs will have some Asian flavour. During 7 days (June 18-24, 2012), audience will be able to discover 6 doc films about Asia, from Canada,  China, Korea and USA. THE VANISHING SPRING LIGHT Xun Yu “Fish”  | 2010 | China  | Silver Spectrum | 112 min. Director Xun Yu uses a thoughtful approach to look at the loss of [...]

/ 05/27/2012 10:56 AM

2 docs from Asia won AIBD World TV Awards

The 2 asian winners of 2012 Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD)’s World TV Awards are: . “DHARMA – WHERE DOES HAPPINESS LIE?” directed by Chan-Gyu, Yun and Geun-Young, Choi and broadcast by KBS - Korea won the CATEGORY HUMANITY for the Best TV Documentary Promoting Religious Understanding and Tolerance” . “OZONE – THE HUMAN FACTOR” directed by Rehan Ahmed and [...]

/ 05/25/2012 11:53 AM

Korean EBS’s education contents go global on Google’s YouTube

Korea Educational Broadcasting System (EBS), Korea’s largest free-to-air public education broadcaster, has agreed to make EBS education contents available on Google’s YouTube, the world’s largest video sharing site. On May 15, at the headquarters of Google in California, US, EBS signed a contract of providing EBS contents to YouTube. This contract has paved the way for distributing EBS contents legally [...]

/ 05/24/2012 12:09 PM

Discovery Channel Korea announces the winners of FTFM Korea initiative (Onscreen Asia)

Five directors selected to film uniquely Korean stories for premiere in late 2012 as part of Discovery Korea’s first anniversary celebrations. by Shreya Gopi OnScreen Asia (22 May 2012) Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP) announced the five winners of the Discovery Channel Korea First Time Filmmakers (FTFM) Korea initiative, a project designed to help develop the documentary storytelling skills of Korean [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 05/11/2012 7:39 PM

Docaviv 2012: “Planet of Snail” wins the International competition

On 9 May 2012, the winners of the Docaviv 2012 Film Festival competitions were announced at the Port of Tel Aviv. The Best International Film award was given to the Korean film “Planet of Snail”. The film is directed by Yi Seungjun and produced by Kim Minchul and Gary Kam. It received 20,000 ₪ courtesy of the Ministry of Culture & Sport – The Israeli Film [...]

/ 04/17/2012 8:27 PM

Tribeca Festival 2012 World Documentary Competition includes 3 films from or about Asia

The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has announced 46 films selected to play in three sections of TFF 2012: 12 films in World Narrative Competition, 12 films in World Documentary Competition, and 22 films in the out-of-competition Viewpoints section. Viewpoints, established last year, highlights personal stories in international and independent cinema. Among the 12 films in the 2012 World Doc [...]

/ 03/21/2012 5:31 PM

Hot Docs 2012 selects 20 films from or about Asia Pacific

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival announced its full film line-up for the upcoming 19th edition, April 26-May 6, at a press conference this morning at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto. From 2,085 film submissions, this year’s slate will present 189 titles from a record 51 countries in 11 screening programs. Among this selection, 20 films are from [...]

/ 03/03/2012 1:36 PM

“Planet of snail” (2011 / South-Korea)

South Korea – Japan / 2011 / HD – 16:9 87′ (feature edition) – 52′ (TV version) Language: Korean with english subtitles Director: Seung-Jun Yi Producer: Min-Chul Kim, Gary Kam (CreativeEAST) Co-producer: Janne Niskala (Vaski Filmi / Finland) Worldwide distribution: Cat&Docs SYNOPSIS: I come from planet of snail where people communicate by touching each other. We call ourselves “snails” because [...]

/ 03/02/2012 3:01 AM

“Planet of Snail” touching in many ways (Korean Herald)

Of all our senses, the sense of touch arguably is the most intimate. It develops before all the other senses, and it’s one of the first ways in which children learn about their environment and bond with others. It brings pleasure, protection and emotional support. Even after our sight weakens and hearing fades, this sense usually stays with us. Director [...]