Archive for category: France

/ 06/26/2012 11:25 AM

Nicolas Deschamps (ITV Studio France): “Land of the Panda is a film where emotion is driving awareness”

In an exclusive interview for ADN, Nicolas Deschamps, head of documentaries at ITV Studio France speaks about “Land of the Panda”, its first experience of production in China. Could you introduce yourself? After studying film and getting a Masters in cultural politics, I walked into the great family of media through the door of television. First at TV5, then France [...]

/ 06/24/2012 1:29 PM

“Red Obsession” documentary to explore Bordeaux-China relationship (decanter.com)

Further details have been released about the new feature-length documentary about the mutual ‘obsession’ between Bordeaux and China, starring some of the biggest names in the international wine world. by Adam Lechmere in decanter.com, 19 June 2012 Red Obsession, which started filming during en primeur in Bordeaux in April 2011, features wine commentators and producers from Oz Clarke and Steven Spurrier [...]

/ 06/15/2012 1:58 PM

Land of the Panda (France / China)

Title: Land of the Panda Synopsis: Reclusive and enigmatic, giant pandas are among the most lovable of the word’s endangered species. Now for the first time in high definition, bamboo shoots give way to close up shots of these extraordinary creatures in their natural habitat. Shot on location in the misty mountains of China, the undoubted highlight is rare footage [...]

/ 06/04/2012 5:29 PM

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012 will show docs from Philippine, Japan and China

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), the world’s oldest continuous film festival started in 1947, is taking a new road under the management of a new artistic director, the American critic, author and lecturer Chris Fujiwara.  The festival, which runs from June 20 to July 1, just announced its program with a global spread of 121 productions from 52 countries [...]

/ 05/01/2012 2:59 AM

New territories for “the boxing girls of Kabul”

The National Film Board of Canada has announced a several sales for its documentary “The Boxing Girls of Kabul”, which is scheduled to screen at Hot Docs 2012.  Deals have been signed in the US with VOD service In Demand, in French Canada with TV 5, in Latin America with the Pan Regional TV Direct TV and DLA, in Israel with DBS,  in France with France Televisions and in Russia with 24 Doc. The [...]

/ 04/28/2012 12:33 PM

He Film (2011, France)

Author/Director: Liliane de Kermadec Producer: Tita Productions Country: France Length: 52′ / 75′ About China SYNOPSIS For 37 years, first on foot, by bike and then motorcycle, He Fu Quang has been travelling the back roads of Sichuan bringing wherever he goes “culture and cinema,” as he says. Offered by the Chinese government, the films are now sent via satellite [...]

/ 04/26/2012 11:43 PM

The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival presents 5 doc feat. from or about Asia Pacific

The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 19-May 3. As usual, the spring event is an ”extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation”. This year 31 feature docs have been included in the festival’s selection. Among them, 5 films are from or about Asia Pacific. . Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Alison Klayman,  USA/China, 2012 “Renowned artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has waged [...]

/ 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 & [...]

/ 04/24/2012 11:46 AM

“It’s a crazy, visual sport” (The Ottawa Citizen)

This ancient game involves players competing to control a headless goat. An Ottawa filmmaker has captured the action.   Ottawa-area filmmaker Najeeb Mirza first saw the sport of buzkashi in Tajikistan in 2004. And he was hooked. BY KENDRA HOSKIN OTTAWA CITIZEN (APRIL 23, 2012) The age-old Central Asian game involves men on horseback competing for control of the headless [...]

/ 04/06/2012 4:25 PM

Chinese “The Vanishing Spring Light” wins Joris Ivens Award at Cinéma du Réel 2012

“The Vanishing Spring Light” by Xun Yu has been awarded the Joris Ivens Prize during the Cinéma du Réel, Paris International Documentary Festival on 5th April 2012. The prize (EUR 7,500) was granted by Marceline Loridan-Ivens, the European Foundation Joris Ivens and the association The Friends of Cinéma du réel. The award was given by the First Films jury, made up of  [...]