Archive for category: Taiwan

/ 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 [...]

/ 02/15/2012 11:49 PM

Taiwan documentary honored by CINE Golden Eagle Award

Last saturday, a documentary produced by Taiwan’s Public Television Service (PTS) has received a prestigious award in the United States. “A Year in the Clouds” was one of 15 works honored in the People & Places” section in the Professional Non-fiction Division of the Fall CINE Golden Eagle Award recipients. The documentary depicts the life of a group of indigenous [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 12/08/2011 1:50 PM

First 3D deal in China and hundreds hours in Asia for Euro Off the Fence

Dutch-Anglo distributor and production company Off the Fence has closed its first 3D deal and has racked up sales of more than 2,000 hours to broadcasters throughout Asia. OTF’s first 3D deal is with Chinese company Universal Full Band Media for its upcoming 3D channel set to launch in 2012. The titles in the deal include “Hell On Hooves Special” and [...]

/ 12/02/2011 6:12 AM

EADn selects two docs from Mainland and Taiwan for the first Indian triggerpitch

  Following the announcement of the partnership between Europe Asia Documentary network / EADn, Kerala International Film Festival / IFFK and the new Indian Documentary Foundation / IDF in a new initiative called triggerpitch, we have selected the two non indian doc films which will be presented this month. ‘MONEY AND HONEY’ Director: LEE Ching-hui / Taiwan / 2011 / 95 min An [...]

/ 11/01/2011 3:20 PM

New BBC channels to be launched in Thailand and Taiwan

BBC Worldwide (BBCWW), the commercial arm of the UK broadcaster, is expanding the BBC brand and presence in Asia, with new channel launches in Taiwan and Thailand, and further expansion in Indonesia.   . In Thailand, the company will launch BBC Knowledge, BBC Entertainment, BBC Lifestyle and kids channel CBeebies this coming January. . In Taiwan, BBC signed a deal with Chunghwa Telecom [...]

/ 09/29/2011 3:33 PM

Discovery Channel celebrates ROC centennial (Taiwan Today)

A three-part HD documentary on Taiwan, made jointly by the Discovery Channel and the Government Information Office, will be released in October in celebration of the ROC centennial, GIO Minister Philip Yang said Sept. 27. By  Grace Kuo In Taiwan Today (09/28/2011) The 3 programs are “Taiwan Revealed: The Presidential Office,” “Taiwan Revealed: Heritage and Spirit” and “Taiwan Revealed: Innovation and [...]

/ 09/16/2011 11:04 PM

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival: October 6th to 13th, 2011

“Facing reality, what is to be done?” is the slogan of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival which will hold YIDFF 2011 from October 6th to 13th, 2011. Some months after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11th and the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant crisis, the organizer strongly believe that “it is exactly at times like this that [...]

/ 08/27/2011 11:57 AM

Asia’s first documentary on AIDS patient’s family debuts (Focus Taiwan)

Taipei, Aug. 27 (CNA) A documentary depicting the internal struggles of a mother whose son is infected with HIV/AIDS made its debut on Friday in Taipei, marking the first time a family member of an Asian AIDS patient was willing to speak out on the big screen, according to an association. By Wang Shu-fen and James Lee In Focus Taiwan, [...]

/ 08/17/2011 1:38 PM

SUNTV launched the first Chinese Documentary online Award

With the slogan of “Show your mind, Vote your eyes”, iSuntv Chinese Documentary Award is a new online documentary event organised by SUNTV (Hongkong). This is a unique doc competition on internet with film exhibition, netizen voting and jury reviewing. According to SUNTV announcement, “netizens after registering can watch the 180 submissions from Mainland China, Hongkong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. Netizens after [...]