Post Tagged with: "EyeSteel Film"

/ 04/06/2012 4:25 PM

Chinese “The Vanishing Spring Light” wins Joris Ivens Award at Cinéma du Réel 2012

“The Vanishing Spring Light” by Xun Yu has been awarded the Joris Ivens Prize during the Cinéma du Réel, Paris International Documentary Festival on 5th April 2012. The prize (EUR 7,500) was granted by Marceline Loridan-Ivens, the European Foundation Joris Ivens and the association The Friends of Cinéma du réel. The award was given by the First Films jury, made up of  [...]

/ 04/05/2012 10:01 PM

Zeitgeist acquires Canada/China doc “China Heavyweight”

Zeitgeist Films has acquired US rights to Yung Chang’s “China Heavyweight,” the documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The film is Chang’s follow-up to the acclaimed “Up The Yangtze,” which Zeitgeist also distributed. A Summer 2012 release in planned. Zeitgeist made the annoucement on 4th April. The distribution company will acquire the U. S. rights from [...]

/ 02/18/2012 10:30 PM

Boxing clever in China (C21 Media)

Bob Moore of EyeSteel Film tells Sean Davidson (C21 Media) about the challenges his firm faced in making “China Heavyweight”, a pioneering official coproduction between Canada and China.   Some things never change. Even in China, where so many things about the TV business are being turned on their heads, there still isn’t any money for documentaries. And that, says Bob [...]

/ 02/11/2012 6:47 PM

The Vanishing Spring Light (2011, China / Canada)

Director: Xun Yu | 80 & 112 minutes | China, Canada | 2011 | Language: Mandarin, English About China SYNOPSIS “In a Sichuan town, in an old district soon to be demolished, Madame Jiang lives with some of her family, who have transformed her house into a mah-jong parlour. As she lies on her deathbed, family conflicts escalate.” ( “Director [...]

/ 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 [...]