Archive for category: INTERVIEWS

/ 04/28/2012 6:31 PM

Penny Vozniak (Australia): “very personal stories are actually the stories of the whole world”

Few hours before the world premiere of her first documentary in Toronto, “Despite the gods”, Penny Vozniak speaks about the shooting in Bollywood and her new projects in kabul or Japan. Could you introduce yourself ? I was born in Australia, but these days I live between the US, Europe and Sydney. Like most filmmakers I tend to spend time where [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 03/13/2012 9:15 AM

Yanfei 闫非 (Caui Studio, China): “we need to learn from outstanding production done by other producers”

Yanfei, a Chinese independant documentary producer and director, speaks about the new trends in the production, financing and distribution of documentary content in mainland China. He also presents his weekly initiative to promote domestic and international doc to the beijing audience. 中国独立制作人及导演闫非接受本会访问,讲述对中国的纪录片制作趋势、筹集资金和分销等的相关看法。此外,他也向我们介绍了每周开放于北京观众的纪录片放映活动,希望通过放映宣传中国和国外的纪录片。 Can you introduce yourself  ? 请您自我介绍一下(教育、职业背景,如何/为何从事纪录片工作) I majored in engineering design and advertising. During the past years, I have worked [...]

/ 12/01/2011 7:07 PM

Mohammad Ehsani (Iran): “making documentaries with social themes can endanger the filmmaker in Iran”

Mohammad Ehsani, the famous documentary filmaker and members of the  Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Association recently joined EADn. He tells us his story and describes the tough life of Iranian documentary makers.   Can you introduce yourself ? I was born in November 1973 in Shishvan Village, in the suburbs of the town of Ajabshir in Eastern Azerbaijan Province. However, my [...]

/ 11/21/2011 7:35 PM

Roger Garcia (HAF / Hong Kong): “we will include four documentary projects in HAF 2012″

14 months after his appointment to the role of executive director at the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society and head of HAF, Roger Garcia explains why the major Asian Film Financing platform is opening its scope to documentary films. As a long time consultant, advisor, curator and juror for many film festivals in Asia, America and Europe, Roger Garcia also [...]

/ 10/27/2011 7:01 PM

Patrick Carr (Mandarin Film): “the documentary world here in China is full of life and growing fast”

UK born Patrick Carr is based in Beijing. The founder of Mandarin Film shares with us his working experience and reveales his new documentary projects. Can you introduce yourself I studied Mandarin Chinese at Oxford University before moving out to China, doing an MA in photojournalism in Dalian and ending up in television and documentary work. I also attended film school at the Hong [...]

/ 09/30/2011 4:58 PM

Singh Chandok (ISP Production/France): “we don’t miss any opportunity to go to Asia”

Singh Chandok, franco-indian producer from ISP Production, based in Paris, shared with us his working experience and new projects information related to Europe and Asia. 1. Could you introduce yourself? With an experience of 10 years in television production, I have produced and directed many different projects. I also worked as expert for Canal France International to conduct  missions for programs in [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 05/06/2011 5:49 PM

Hong Hyosook (ACF – AND / S. Korea): “DMZ Fund will support stories in and about conflict areas”

AND launch new DMZ Fund call for docs about peace

/ 03/05/2011 12:18 AM

Chow Keung (Xstream Pictures / China) “the demand for doc about China is going strong”

2 new docs about China and Italy