Archive for category: Thailand

/ 08/04/2012 2:06 PM

TVF secures major Asian deals (rapidtvnews.com)

Distributor TVF International has acquired several new Asian programmes, and made a number of UK documentary sales. It has picked up “Special Forces” from History Channel Asia, a documentary series that looks at Asia’s elite special ops unit; “Asia’s Underworld” from C&I Network Asia, which looks at the face of crime in the region; “Property Hunter” from Channel NewsAsia and [...]

/ 06/20/2012 9:59 AM

From “Mohammed to Maya”: A Spiritual Transition (indiawest)

Maya Jafer, a transgender Muslim woman from South Asia, shares her story in the documentary, “Rites of Passage.”  Growing up in India, the only person who knew Mohammed Jafer’s true identity was a Buddhist monk: “I see the woman in you,” he said, “and I want to call you Maya because I see a lot of love in you.” But [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 04/15/2012 2:09 AM

Who Killed Chea Vichea? (2011, USA – Thailand)

Director: Bradley Cox | 57 minutes | Thailand, USA | 2010 | Language:French, Khmer with English subtitles | SYNOPSIS: This investigative documentary, produced on a shoestring budget, covers the 2004 assassination of a Cambodian trade union leader and exposes corruption in one of the world’s top exporters of low-cost clothing. “Chea Vichea was Cambodia’s most respected and influential labour leader. [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 03/17/2012 9:41 AM

A feast of documentaries, Salaya combines the best of the worlds of facts and fiction (Bangkok Post )

For the second time, Salaya International Documentary Film Festival will treat doc-heads to a rich diversity of real-life stories from across Asia. Hosted by the Thai Film Archive, the festival represents a growing significance of documentary films as a means of expression and a channel for report and reflection, a marriage between storytelling ambition and journalistic functionality.   311, a [...]

/ 02/12/2012 10:24 PM

Two docs about Burma set for broadcast and big screen

While Burma is entering in a new political era, 2 documentaries about this country are coming to small and big screens. . “Burma Soldier”, the film directed by Nic Dunlop and produced by Julie leBrocquy, just announced its next broadcasting in Poland, Holland, South Africa, UK, Canada, Latin America and Middle East.  Last october, the film won the Top Prize at United Nations Association [...]

/ 02/09/2012 5:30 PM

6 doc projects will be presented at Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum 2012

For the first time since its creation, in 2007, the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum will open its platform to the documentary. Among the 32 film projects which have been selected, 6 are documentaries from 10  countries (Armenia, Czech Republic, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Slovakia, UK, Thaland). . Elephant Soldiers (Armenia) Directors: Vardan HOVHANNISYAN, Inna SAHAKYAN Producers: [...]

/ 02/03/2012 12:39 AM

BBC Worldwide launches 4 channels in Thailand

BBC Worldwide Channels has launched 4 BBC channels (BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Entertainment and CBeebies) on Thailand’s major cable and satellite operator, TrueVisions. The four channels join BBC World News, already carried by TrueVisions, and foster British TV visibility in Thailand, in  factual, entertainment, lifestyle and children’s genres. “This deal reflects our ongoing commitment to the region – delivering to [...]

/ 11/25/2011 1:25 AM

Canadian Breakthrough signs Asian deals

Canadian producer-distributor Breakthrough Entertainment has sold more than 130 hours of content to broadcasters in Asia. . Thai network TrueVisions acquired several one-off docs including “Crackberry’d – The Truth About Information Overload” and “Parkour Takes Vegas“, “China – A Century of Humiliation” and “The Truth About Shoplifting” . Vietnam Television bagged the doc series “Future Revealed” and “Future Medicine” . RTB in Brunei bought [...]