Archive for category: Germany

/ 09/21/2011 5:13 PM

Björn Jensen (Ginger Foot/Germany): “we are looking for Asian partners to widen the scope of our new doc story”

Björn Jensen, Managing Director of Ginger Foot Films from Germany, shared his working experience and talked about his new documentary project “Forgotten Slaves” about former comfort women in Asia 1. Could you introduce yourself ? How did you get involved or why are you interested in documentary industry? My name is Björn Jensen. I am Managing Director of Ginger Foot Films. I [...]

/ 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, [...]

/ 06/09/2011 1:20 AM

Shanghai: documentaries from Bulgaria, Germany, Korea and Israel take MIDA Honors (STVF)

The Magnolia International Documentary Awards (MIDA) honored outstanding documentaries yesterday at the Shanghai Television Festival. MIDA recognizes excellent documentary films in four categories: Social Documentary, History and Biography Documentary, Nature Documentary and Asian Documentary. . The Best Social Documentary award went to Bulgarian director Sophia Tzavella’s film “Paradise Hotel,” a story of people living in a housing block on the [...]