Archive for category: The Netherlands

/ 04/27/2012 9:17 PM

NHK and BBC join Insefilm Prod. on “Beyond the Wave”

  NHK in Japan, the BBC in the UK, IKON in the Netherlands and WDR Cologne in Germany have joined Berlin-based Inselfilm Production as coproducers of ”Beyond the Wave”. The film sees director Kyoko Myake revisit her mother’s hometown of Fukushima after last year’s tsunami and earthquake. Zurich-based distributor First Hand Films has finalized the coproduction deals as well as pre-sales with SVT in Sweden, YES in [...]

/ 04/03/2012 9:07 PM

A Chinese gay doc film premieres in Amsterdam this week

CinemAsia Film Festival in Amsterdam starts tomorrow with a “Queer & Asian” section screening seven films from Indonesia, China, Singapore, The Philippines and Japan. Among them, a documentary about drag queens in southwest China has its European premiere this week in Amsterdam In an interview to “Gay Star News”, the Chinese doc director Fan Popo is presenting the European premiere of his film, [...]

/ 03/03/2012 3:06 AM

IDFA selects 2 Asian projects for its “online Forum”

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has selected five projects to pitch for funding at part of a ‘Forum Online’ initiative, including 2 from or about Asia. Both speak about marriage in Cambodia and India. The projects are all from countries that are typically less represented at the IDFA Forum and other pitching events in Europe, and all five [...]

/ 02/11/2012 6:43 PM

Documenting China through ordinary people’s lives (

China is so large and populous that it cannot possibly be accurately or completely portrayed in only one or two films. A series of documentaries, however, can do a fair job. By Pang Li 0 Comment(s)Print E-mail, February 9, 2012 At this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam, 17 documentaries by Chinese filmmakers were shown as part of the festival’s [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 11/29/2011 12:38 PM

In Amsterdam, Four Asian docs win awards at 24th IDFA

The winners of the various IDFA competition programs were just announced in Escape, during the awards ceremony of the 24th International Documentary Festival Amsterdam / IDFA. 4 docs about and from Asia received award.   (“The vanishing spring light”, “Bitter seeds”)  Seung-Jun Yi’s “Planet of Snail” (South Korea) won the VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary. The Special Jury Award [...]