Archive for category: Taiwan

/ 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 [...]

/ 07/24/2012 6:36 PM

A documentary about Chinese painter Liu Xiaodong wins top prize at Taipei festival

The documentary “Hometown Boy”, about Chinese painter Liu Xiaodong, won the NT$1 million (US$33,369) grand prize at the Taipei Film Festival on Saturday. The film also won in the categories of Best Director and Best Documentary, becoming the biggest winner of the night. The film is directed and shot by Yao Hung-I — a protégé of the great Taiwanese filmmaker Hou [...]

/ 07/03/2012 10:23 AM

Charlene Shih (Dynamic): “even with little funding, Taiwan has more opportunities for people who want to make docs”

Charlene Shih, the Taiwanese doc director and producer speaks about her last and new projects, some strong stories about China, Taiwan and even Japan.  Could you introduce yourself ? I was born and raised in Taiwan. At 19, I went to the United States to further my education, studied fine arts in undergrad, and received MFA in Experimental Animation in [...]

/ 06/27/2012 11:00 PM

CCTV-9 fell in love with a Taiwanese doc

Taiwan-based doc producer and distributor The Classic Vision has sold a feature-length documentary about love and marriage to CCTV9 in China and is seeking broadcast partners for a spin-off series. “Let’s Fall in Love” is a 90-minute film from director Wuna Wu and producer Ging Lee. It follows the work of matchmaker and relationship counsellor Hellen Chen and the couples [...]

/ 06/27/2012 9:43 AM

“Ryefield Sailors” (Taiwan) (pre-production)

Title: Ryefield Sailors Original title: About China Synopsis: This film follows the fortunes of two of these farm boys, their hopes and their fears, and the teacher who guides them on their course for the ocean – in a school marooned in the middle of a wheatfield, five hundred miles from the coast. One is just starting out, and is [...]

/ 06/10/2012 10:15 PM

Taiwan documentary screenings in Ottawa (ottawastart.com)

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Canada, in collaboration with the Ottawa Public Library, will present five Taiwanese documentaries from 12 pm to 1 pm on four consecutive Wednesdays starting June 13. The documentary screenings are open to the public free of charge and will take place at the Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library, Main Library (120 Metcalfe St., [...]

/ 06/02/2012 8:33 PM

My Marriage, My Parents (Taiwan/China) (in production)

Set in Taiwan, “My Marriage, My Parents” asks: How do you make peace with parents when they become the greatest opponents of your desired marriage? A matchmaker with a unique philosophy for marriage may provide the key. Director: Wuna Wu Selected for PUMA.Creative Catalyst Award 2012 Trailer Synopsis How does marriage, a happy union between two people in love, turn families into [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 04/25/2012 6:22 PM

“My Chinese Acquaintances” won the doc Gold Remi Award at Houston Int`l Film Festival

5 documentaries from or about Asia won a number of top prizes at the 45th Houston International Film Festival on Saturday 21th April 2012.  Among them, “My Chinese Acquaintances” snatched the Gold Remi Award for documentaries. This doc was directed by Andrew Lone and Shen Xiaomin and produced by Yuezhong Film & TV Co (Shenzhen,China). The film already won the History & [...]