Post Tagged with: "canada"

/ 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 [...]

/ 06/12/2012 6:31 PM

NFB doc content to be featured on Chinese online Channel Phoenix

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has linked up with Phoenix New Media Limited (FENG) to deliver a Canadian-branded online channel in China, NFB Zone, which will feature animated and documentary films for streaming, VOD and download-to-own. NFB ZONE will be the first digital channel designated to distribute Canadian content in Mainland China. Under the agreement, ifeng has the [...]

/ 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., [...]

/ 06/09/2012 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 [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 05/17/2012 9:41 PM

Bradley Cox (USA):”There are a lot of people like me in Asia who have a passion to tell a particular story.”

Four days before to receive one of the Peabody Awards in NY (21st May) for his film “who killed Chea Vichea?”, the american director Bradley Cox, speaks about the film and his passion for documentary and Asia. Could you introduce yourself ? I used to run restaurants in New York City (where I was born) but realized I didn’t want to be doing that [...]

/ 05/09/2012 6:55 PM

Nisha Pahuja Documentary Wins Honors at Tribeca

Indian-origin filmmaker Nisha Pahuja’s documentary about the life and struggles of women in India has won the best documentary feature award and a $25,000 prize at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals in America. Pahuja won for her documentary “The World Before Her,” which brings together the opposing stories of the Miss India beauty pageant [...]

/ 05/05/2012 9:51 PM

4 films about Asia among the Hot Docs 2012 Award Winners

On 4th may, ten awards and $71,000 in cash prizes were presented to Canadian and international filmmakers, including awards for Festival films in competition and those recognizing emerging and established filmmakers. 4 of the awarded films are about or from Asia Pacific. . Best Canadian Feature THE WORLD BEFORE HER (D: Nisha Pahuja; P: Cornelia Principe, Nisha Pahuja, Ed Barreveld) Sponsored by [...]

/ 05/03/2012 6:04 PM

3 docs about Asia at the 11th DOXA festival in Vancouver

From exploits of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei to the women of Afghanistan, the 11th DOXA festival offers varieties of views on the Asian world. Alison Klayman’s “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry”, is one of the highlights of this year’s DOXA documentary film festival, which opens Friday and runs to May 13. The film is slated for the closing night gala at 7 [...]