Archive for category: NEWS

/ 06/19/2012 10:14 AM

Seungjun Yi (S. Korea) :”global audience would like to see docs about Asia with different perspectives”

Seungjun Yi is the lucky director of “Planet of Snail” for which he recently won many awards. In this exclusive interview for ADN, the South Korean doc maker speaks about his film and his new project.    Could you introduce yourself (education, career background, filmography) ? I studied Asian history at my university and started my carrier as a documentary [...]

/ 06/18/2012 10:27 AM

Sundance embraces documentary film on girls adopted from China (Washington Times)

NEW YORK, June 6, 2012 — A new documentary film is generating big interest in the adoption community. Although “Somewhere Between”, a documentary about four teenage girls adopted from China and living in the United States, is not yet ready for national release, it has received an Audience Award at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto and has been [...]

/ 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, [...]

/ 06/13/2012 10:25 AM

TAP supported “Supermen of Malegaon” gets theatrical release in India

After successful screenings at several festivals across the globe, “Supermen of Malegaon” is slated for its theatrical release in India on June 29, 2012.  “Supermen of Malegaon” is a documentary that captures a motley bunch of cinema fanatics in Malegaon, Maharashtra who remake Bollywood and Hollywood films on miniscule budgets, which they shoot and star in, and screen for their [...]

/ 06/11/2012 6:42 PM

Tokyo Waka (2012, USA/Japan)

Directors: John Haptas, Kristine Samuelson | 63 minutes | USA, Japan | 2012 | Language: English, Japanese  About Japan SYNOPSIS “TOKYO WAKA is a 63-minute documentary essay about Tokyo’s crows, with digressions into art, history, and culture. It is a poem about Tokyo and its people, and the relentless tenacity of nature in a most unnatural world. Tokyo. A resilient [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 06/08/2012 3:32 PM

Nisha Pahuja (Canada / India): “making documentaries allows to explore ideas, complex lived realities and experiences”

Nisha Pahuja won Documentary Award at this year Tribeca Festival with her new doc “the world before her”. In this exclusive interview to ADN, she speaks about her work of director and producer. Could you introduce yourself ? I am a doc filmmaker based in Toronto and  Bombay. I was born in New Delhi and moved to Canada as a [...]

/ 06/04/2012 6:40 PM

Bachelor Mountain (China, 2011)

Director: Yu Guangyi / Original title: Guanggun 光棍 / Year: 2011 / Country: China / Runtime: 95 mins About China SYNOPSIS “Tender, frank and humorous documentary about a rugged working man in an isolated mountain community in China and his hopeless pursuit of the last single woman in town. For over 100 years, people have made a living from the forests of China’s mountainous north, but new environmental regulations have [...]