Archive for category: NEWS

/ 06/22/2012 1:54 PM

Documentary about Fox Island’s Rittenberg to premiere in Seattle (

Sidney Rittenberg has been called Chairman Mao’s favorite American. The 90-year-old Fox Island resident spent 34 years in China, sometimes at Mao’s side and at other times in prison. “The Revolutionary” features Sidney Rittenberg with Chairman Mao Zedong. During his early years in China, Rittengerg knew and supported him. By Craig Sailor, 05/25/12 Sidney Rittenberg has been called Chairman Mao’s [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 06/19/2012 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 (

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., [...]