Archive for category: France

/ 04/02/2012 8:26 PM

Visions du Réel 2012 selects 13 films from or about Asia

The swiss doc Festival Visions du Réel will open its 2012 edition on 20th April 2012. Among the 3 500 films which have been reviewed by the festival team and its correspondents in latin America, USA, Russia, India and Asia Pacific, 110 docs have been selected for the different sections of the competition. 47 countries are represented in this selection. Among all the [...]

/ 03/25/2012 11:38 PM

Golden Slumbers (Le Sommeil d’Or) (2011, France / Cambodia)

Director: Davy Chou Country: France/Cambodia Year: 2011 Duration: 96 mins Language: Khmer and French with English subtitles Theatrical release: Cambodia, 19 Jan 2012 SYNOPSIS Discover the unknown history of the birth and destruction of Cambodian cinema, from the first film ever made in 1960 to the arrival of the Khmer Rouges in 1975. In 15 years, about 400 films were [...]

/ 03/25/2012 3:14 PM

China’s CCTV Cocumentary Channel announces its new slate of doc. series and partners

During Filmart in Hong Kong, China’s CCTV Documentary channel announces new documentary series to be produced with its international partners the National Geographic Channel, and the BBC; as well as its solely produced projects in 2012. The channel, also known as CCTV-9, was established in January 2011 with Chinese and English versions. According to CCTV, the domestic version of the [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 02/15/2012 10:29 AM

Mao’s Great Famine (released doc)

MAO’S GREAT FAMINE 52′ HD PRODUCTION: Arturo Mio Directors: Patrick Cabouat and Philippe Grangereau With the expertise of Chinese author Yang Jisheng, author of Tombstone, and Dutch professor Frank Dikötter, author of Mao’s Great Famine Available versions: English, French Synopsis “Between 1958 and 1962, China lived through tragedy on an epic scale. The “Great Leap Forward” – conceived by Mao so [...]

/ 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: [...]

/ 02/07/2012 11:57 PM

8 Asian docs invited to Paris by Cinema du Réel 2012

Eight Asian films (including 4 shorts) have been selected for the 2012 edition of the Cinéma du Réel documentary festival at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France (22 Mar — 3 Apr 2012). Among its 8 films, the international competition section includes the world premiere of Pathway 道路 (China, 113’, 2011), by China’s XU Xin 徐辛. The film was supposed to [...]

/ 02/02/2012 11:46 PM

Five Asian docs and reports selected by FIPA 2012

Some Asian docs and reports were selected for the 25th FIPA which happened from 25 to 29 january in Biarritz (France). One of them won the Fipa d’argent Special prize in the doc section. 2012 official selection / documentary . The Kingdom of Mr. Edhi   FIPA D’ARGENT / Special Prize The Kingdom of Mister Edhi is a fly-on-the-wall portrait [...]

/ 09/30/2011 4:58 PM

Singh Chandok (ISP Production/France): “we don’t miss any opportunity to go to Asia”

Singh Chandok, franco-indian producer from ISP Production, based in Paris, shared with us his working experience and new projects information related to Europe and Asia. 1. Could you introduce yourself? With an experience of 10 years in television production, I have produced and directed many different projects. I also worked as expert for Canal France International to conduct  missions for programs in [...]

/ 09/03/2011 9:31 PM

Screen Australia supports new doc coprods between Australia and Europe

Screen Australia has approved funding for a number of documentaries. There are several docs for ABC and Channel Seven including 4 coprods with European companies. Chief Executive Ruth Harley said, “The latest funding round will produce a substantial slate of culturally significant and original documentaries for Australian and international audiences.” NATIONAL DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM FIRST FOOTPRINTS First Footprints Pty Ltd Directors/Producers Martin Butler, [...]