Archive for category: United Kingdom

/ 05/30/2012 7:51 PM

5 of the 10 new PUMA.Creative Catalyst Awards winners for 2012 speaks about Asia

BRITDOC Foundation and PUMA just announced the ten new first PUMA.Creative Catalyst Award winners for 2012. Among these projects, 5 are about Asia. Concurrent with the announcement of the winners, PUMA.Creative and BRITDOC Foundation announced the second call for PUMA.Creative Catalyst Awards for 2012 applications open. For more information on applications, you can visit the website. Applications for Summer Call are now [...]

/ 05/11/2012 11:21 PM

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2012 with a strong taste of Asia

Doc/Fest’s 19th edition will bring to Sheffield some of this year’s documentary heavy-hitters and will also show the best of docs from or about Asia. The festival programme includes 120 films from dozens of countries, including 16 films from or about Asia, 300 speakers from the digital and docs sector and over 150 buyers and decision makers from 20 countries participate [...]

/ 05/11/2012 7:39 PM

Docaviv 2012: “Planet of Snail” wins the International competition

On 9 May 2012, the winners of the Docaviv 2012 Film Festival competitions were announced at the Port of Tel Aviv. The Best International Film award was given to the Korean film “Planet of Snail”. The film is directed by Yi Seungjun and produced by Kim Minchul and Gary Kam. It received 20,000 ₪ courtesy of the Ministry of Culture & Sport – The Israeli Film [...]

/ 05/09/2012 11:09 PM

3 docs about Sri Lanka, Philippines and Indonesia receives World Media Awards

On May 8, three docs about Asia received 4 of the One World Media awards, which recognize the best British media coverage of the wider world.  . Channel 4′s “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” picked up 2 of the One World Media awards. The ITN-produced documentary, an investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, received both the the television and documentary awards. According to the two juries ”Sri Lanka’s Killing [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 04/25/2012 2:51 PM

The World’s Most Fashionable Prison (2012, Singapore / UK)

Director: CK Mak | 67 minutes | Singapore, UK | 2012 | Language: (Subtitled) English, Tagalog |   SYNOPSIS ” Award-winning fashion designer Puey Quinones and his dresses make regular appearances on red carpet events and celebrity weddings. For the past four years, the petite gay 31-yearold has been leading a double life. Away from the celebrity and public adoration, [...]

/ 04/20/2012 2:29 PM

3 asian Hot Docs to watch (Now Toronto)

The magazine Now Toronto has selected its favorite 10 docs to be watched during the next Hot Docs festival which will open on in Toronto. Among them, 3 docs from or about Asia. “The huge documentary fest doesn’t start until next week, but you’d better buy your tickets now for these flicks, which are sure to sell out.” Ai Weiwei: [...]

/ 04/19/2012 11:22 PM

UK C4 recruits “Afghan army girls” for its “true stories”

The UK’s Channel 4 will air a documentary about women joining the Afghan army as part of its summer schedule. “Afghan Army Girls” (1×60′) is produced by London based Raw Cut and follows the lives of three young women as they go through the gruelling recruitment process for the Afghan National Army.    The doc has been ordered by documentaries commissioning [...]

/ 04/05/2012 12:20 AM

The World Before Her (2012, USA – UK)

Director: Nisha Pahuja | 90 minutes | Canada, Germany, USA, UK | 2012 | Language: (Subtitled) English, Hindi | About India SYNOPSIS “Twenty young women from across India arrive for an intense, month-long beauty boot camp – they are the hand-picked contestants for the Miss India pageant. Winning the coveted title means instant stardom, a lucrative career path and freedom [...]

/ 04/03/2012 9:36 PM

BBC Worldwide partners with CCTV’s Documentary Channel

During MIPCOM, BBC Worldwide and CCTV-9 have announced that they inked a co-production deal for the new science series “Generation Earth” and “Wonders of Life”. The agreement marks the first time that BBC’s award-winning science unit will work with the Chinese state broadcaster. BBC Worldwide has the global distribution rights to both shows. CCTV-9—CCTV’s documentary channel—will broadcast the new Brian [...]