Post Tagged with: "India"

/ 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 [...]

/ 05/19/2012 6:40 AM

Empty halls greet docu-films (The Hindu Business)

It’s touted as Asia’s first dedicated screen for documentary films. But two weeks after the State-run Nandan cine-complex in Kolkata began screening documentaries, the response has been far from encouraging. By Abhishek Law Kolkata, May 17 According to reports, in the first two weeks of screenings, only about 25 viewers turned up for each show in a 200-seater hall. Documentaries [...]

/ 05/14/2012 9:53 AM

‘Bitter Seeds’ documentary explores the human toll of GMOs in India (onegreenplanet.org)

“Bitter Seeds” is the third and final film in Micha X. Peled’s award-winning Globalization Trilogy. The film follows a season, from sowing to harvest, in an Indian village where many small farmers are struggling to make a living. By Jennifer Valentine: Editorial Manager, OneGreenPlanet.Org May 10, 2012 Following a U.S. complaint to the World Trade Organization, India was coerced into [...]

/ 05/11/2012 7:39 PM

Docaviv 2012: “Planet of Snail” wins the International competition

On 9 May 2012, the winners of the Docaviv 2012 Film Festival competitions were announced at the Port of Tel Aviv. The Best International Film award was given to the Korean film “Planet of Snail”. The film is directed by Yi Seungjun and produced by Kim Minchul and Gary Kam. It received 20,000 ₪ courtesy of the Ministry of Culture & Sport – The Israeli Film [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 05/07/2012 6:50 PM

New documentary focuses on Aftermath of Bhopal Disaster (VOA News)

  One of the world’s worst industrial disasters struck Bhopal, India in the early morning hours of December 3, 1984 when a pesticide plant owned by Union Carbide leaked methyl iso-cyanate gas. A cloud of lethal gas drifted over the city of more than 900,000 people, exposing many to contamination. By Ray Kouguell VOA News, April 25, 2012 At least [...]

/ 05/02/2012 12:24 AM

“Documentaries find audience now” (Times of India)

BANGALORE: As Mumbai’s rat killers carry carcasses of rodents every morning to earn a living, multiplexes across the country have audiences cuing into the topic. By Nirmala Govindarajan The Times of India, Apr 26, 2012 What awakened Bangalore-bred Miriam Chandy Menacherry’s attention to the issue was a small article in a Mumbai newspaper. ” It said the municipality was holding auditions [...]

/ 05/01/2012 7:18 PM

A doc about India among the top winners of 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

On 26th April, the 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff announced the winners of its competition categories at a ceremony in New York City. Top winners in the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Awards include a doc about India, “The World Before Her”, together with “War Witch”, “Una Noche”, and “Wavumba”.  World Documentary Competition [...]

/ 04/28/2012 6:31 PM

Penny Vozniak (Australia): “very personal stories are actually the stories of the whole world”

Few hours before the world premiere of her first documentary in Toronto, “Despite the gods”, Penny Vozniak speaks about the shooting in Bollywood and her new projects in kabul or Japan. Could you introduce yourself ? I was born in Australia, but these days I live between the US, Europe and Sydney. Like most filmmakers I tend to spend time where [...]

/ 04/26/2012 11:43 PM

The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival presents 5 doc feat. from or about Asia Pacific

The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 19-May 3. As usual, the spring event is an ”extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation”. This year 31 feature docs have been included in the festival’s selection. Among them, 5 films are from or about Asia Pacific. . Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Alison Klayman,  USA/China, 2012 “Renowned artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has waged [...]