Post Tagged with: "channel 4"

/ 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, [...]

/ 05/09/2012 11:09 PM

3 docs about Sri Lanka, Philippines and Indonesia receives World Media Awards

On May 8, three docs about Asia received 4 of the One World Media awards, which recognize the best British media coverage of the wider world.  . Channel 4′s “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” picked up 2 of the One World Media awards. The ITN-produced documentary, an investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, received both the the television and documentary awards. According to the two juries ”Sri Lanka’s Killing [...]

/ 04/19/2012 11:22 PM

UK C4 recruits “Afghan army girls” for its “true stories”

The UK’s Channel 4 will air a documentary about women joining the Afghan army as part of its summer schedule. “Afghan Army Girls” (1×60′) is produced by London based Raw Cut and follows the lives of three young women as they go through the gruelling recruitment process for the Afghan National Army.    The doc has been ordered by documentaries commissioning [...]

/ 03/20/2012 1:13 AM

“Afghan Army Girls” (Raw Cut, UK, 2012)

  “These women are pioneers in Afghanistan and face a very real danger of being targeted by the Taliban. Many have also been accused of bringing shame on their families, but each has a different reason for signing up to the army. For many it is to embrace women’s liberation in a country that has been subjected to strict Islamic [...]

/ 01/28/2012 10:02 PM

Three docs about Asia in the Oscars 2012′s Academy Awards nominations

On January 24, the nominations for the 2012 84th Annual Academy Awards took place at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Among the 10 docs and short docs of the selection, 3 are about Asia. The 2012 Oscars will be held on February 26 at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre. . Documentary Feature Hell And Back Again (about Afghanistan) If A Tree Falls Short: [...]

/ 01/20/2012 2:09 AM

British DRG strikes international deals for the Channel 4′s Sri Lanka doc

UK-based distributor DRG has secured sales around the world for a controversial Channel 4 documentary on Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s “Killing Fields” was produced by ITN Productions and aired by C4 in June last year. The film used mobile phone footage and eye witness accounts of war crimes allegedly committed at the end of the country’s civil war between the government and Tamil Tigers [...]

/ 01/18/2012 2:39 AM

Asian Royal sales for UK DRG

Broadcasters from Australia and Japan have secured several doc about british Royal family from London-based distributor DRG. The 2 docs are “The Real King’s Speech” and ”Wallis Simpson: The Secret Letters” . . “The Real King’s Speech”, produced by 1212 Entertainment for Channel 4 in the UK, has been picked up by NHK in Japan and Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific. The one-hour special tells the [...]

/ 11/29/2011 1:46 AM

Canada/China boxing documentary received European support

European broadcasters in the UK and Scandinavia have joined Canadian EyeSteel for the financing of a rare Canadian-Chinese copro, a film about poor, rural Chinese teenagers training in Western-style boxing school. Canada’s EyeSteel Film has just announced presales of the film “China Heavyweight” to YLE in Finland, Channel 4 in the UK, TV2 in Denmark. Two Canadian networks also jumped on board: Superchannel and [...]

/ 09/03/2011 12:16 PM

Tamil Tigers would have been proud of Channel 4 documentary (Colombo Page)

Sept 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s vanquished Tamil Tiger terrorists would have been proud of the documentary produced by Britain’s Channel 4 on Sri Lanka’s war, says a renowned terrorism expert in an exclusive to Tehelka, the investigative news magazine of India. In Colombo page (Sep 3, 2011) Describing the documentary titled “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” as “Clearly an effort to [...]

/ 02/25/2011 9:02 PM

Francis Smith (Infocus / Singapore): “We would love to coproduce with European companies and channels.”

Infocus produced docs for all the major asian broadcasters