Archive for category: Docs projects

/ 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 [...]

/ 05/24/2012 12:09 PM

Discovery Channel Korea announces the winners of FTFM Korea initiative (Onscreen Asia)

Five directors selected to film uniquely Korean stories for premiere in late 2012 as part of Discovery Korea’s first anniversary celebrations. by Shreya Gopi OnScreen Asia (22 May 2012) Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP) announced the five winners of the Discovery Channel Korea First Time Filmmakers (FTFM) Korea initiative, a project designed to help develop the documentary storytelling skills of Korean [...]

/ 04/29/2012 6:17 PM

A doc project about Pakistan received one of the 11 Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards

On April 26, the Tribeca Film Institute gave out US$92,000 in funds as part of its Tribeca All Access (TAA) Creative Promise Awards and alumni grants, in a ceremony in Manhattan.  One doc project about Asia received one of the TAA Creative Promise award for documentary’s Alumni grants.   “The Path”, from Senain Kheshgi tells the story of a 80-year-old barber who has rescued more [...]

/ 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 10:51 AM

V. Mirchandani (16th Street Prod. / Australia): “I am currently producing a feature doc on food safety in China”

Indian born Vijaykumar Mirchandani speaks about his new project about food in China and the future of documentary industry in Asia. Could you introduce yourself? I was born in India. Although an engineer by profession with a marketing diploma, my passion was always TV and film-making. I am a seasoned television professional that has been associated with the TV business since [...]

/ 04/20/2012 9:07 PM

The Most Important British Vessel Sunk Off the Chinese Coast You’ve Never Heard Of (WSJ China Real Time)

In recent weeks, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the North Atlantic and the 3D re-release of 1997’s Oscar-winning ‘Titanic’ has galvanized attention in China, where movie goers spent $58 million over the course of a single weekend to re-experience the demise of the infamous liner. Now a pair of filmmakers is hoping to draw [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 04/15/2012 10:47 AM

The Green Call of China (in production)

Title: The Green Call of China (working title)  Synopsis: With an emerging fast-paced economy the entire world is moving its operations to China and the expats are very comfortably adjusting to their new homes. All is very positive and going great but on the flipside, the country has been plagued by food safety scares on many levels, everything from tainted milk, [...]

/ 03/27/2012 9:56 PM

Jan Vrijman Fund supports 6 Asian projects

The Jan Vrijman Fund (JVF), an initiative of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), has granted €212,000 (just over US$279,000) to 20 new projects, including 5 from or about Asia. The JVF provides grants to independent documentary makers from developing countries, and covers individual film projects as well as projects that promote local documentary production and distribution in general. [...]

/ 03/27/2012 9:43 PM

Beyond the Wave 波の向こう (Germany) (In production)

Set in Japan 58 /90 minutes An Inselfilm Production (Berlin, Germany) Production:    August 2011 – August 2012 in Japan SYNOPSIS “A small town in Fukushima prefecture fights for its survival after the nuclear explosions expelled all its residents as an ironic surprise and haunt every step the townsmen take to rebuild their life.” (kyokomiyake.com) “The director revisits Fukushima to find [...]