Archive for category: FESTIVALS / EVENTS

/ 06/21/2012 3:13 PM

Submission deadline for DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival

DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival (DMZ DOCS) is almost closing its call for submission for its 4th edition which will happen in September 20-26, 2012. DEADLINE: July 2, 2012 DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival (DMZ DOCS) is an annual festival for documentary films presented jointly by Gyeonggi province and Paju city. Held in a buffer zone, the Korean Demilitarized Zone, DMZ Docs 2012 [...]

/ 06/20/2012 5:16 PM

Open City Docs Fest London 2011 will screen 7 doc films from or about Asia

21st – 24th June – OPEN CITY DOCS FEST -Celebrating the best of documentary film in the heart of London - “Open City Docs Fest” is a festival devoted to exploring the world we live in through the vision of documentary film. This year, the diverse programme offers more than 100 films from around the world, including 7 doc films [...]

/ 06/18/2012 2:14 PM

Chinese Visual Festival London 2012 will screen 17 doc films from and about China

The annual Chinese Visual Festival, which will take place this June and July throughout various venues across London, will showcase some of the most exciting independent documentary films made in China today.  Only in its second year, the Chinese Visual Festival offers audiences a rare glimpse of everyday life in China, providing an alternative voice to the regulated national film [...]

/ 06/16/2012 4:09 PM

“Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” set for Britdoc Good Pitch 2012

Eight films, including one about Asia, “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” have been selected to take part in the Good Pitch Europe 2012, a partnership between the Channel 4 Britdoc Foundation and the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. The one-day pitching event, held at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London on June 25, brokers relationships between filmmakers and NGOs, [...]

/ 06/15/2012 5:05 PM

(Shanghai) Magnolia awards honor touching documentaries (Shanghai Daily)

The much-coveted Magnolia International Documentary Awards were handed out to winning Chinese and foreign filmmakers yesterday. By Xu Wei in Shanghai Daily, 2012-6-15 The Best Documentary (60 minutes and up) award went to Israeli director Yael Hersonski’s “A Film Unfinished.” Her film seeks the truth behind one of the most mysterious Nazi propaganda films ever shot inside the Warsaw Ghetto. It [...]

/ 06/11/2012 5:35 PM

6 doc films about Asia at Silverdocs 2012

For its 10ths anniversary, Silverdocs will have some Asian flavour. During 7 days (June 18-24, 2012), audience will be able to discover 6 doc films about Asia, from Canada,  China, Korea and USA. THE VANISHING SPRING LIGHT Xun Yu “Fish”  | 2010 | China  | Silver Spectrum | 112 min. Director Xun Yu uses a thoughtful approach to look at the loss of [...]

/ 06/10/2012 10:15 PM

Taiwan documentary screenings in Ottawa (ottawastart.com)

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Canada, in collaboration with the Ottawa Public Library, will present five Taiwanese documentaries from 12 pm to 1 pm on four consecutive Wednesdays starting June 13. The documentary screenings are open to the public free of charge and will take place at the Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library, Main Library (120 Metcalfe St., [...]

/ 06/10/2012 4:10 PM

9 Asian docs at Shanghai tv & film festivals 2012

Almost 10 docs about Asia will be screened at this year Shanghai International Film and TV festivals. Some of them will compete for Magnolia TV Awards. 15th Shanghai International Film Festival There are no doc in the 16 films which are competing for Golden Goblet Award of the 15th Shanghai International Film Festival.  But Mida Docu, one of the section [...]

/ 06/09/2012 12:14 AM

Film of China’s grassroots green campaign wins award (chinadaily.com)

When Canadian director Gary Marcuse set out to make a film about China’s environmental protection, he didn’t expect to return with an optimistic story. But that’s what he got. After four years of production in China and Canada, his documentary “Waking the Green Tiger: A Green Movement Rises in China” on Wednesday won a Grantham Award of Special Merit, which [...]

/ 06/04/2012 5:29 PM

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012 will show docs from Philippine, Japan and China

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), the world’s oldest continuous film festival started in 1947, is taking a new road under the management of a new artistic director, the American critic, author and lecturer Chris Fujiwara.  The festival, which runs from June 20 to July 1, just announced its program with a global spread of 121 productions from 52 countries [...]