Post Tagged with: "nhk"

/ 07/02/2012 9:24 AM

“Footprints in the Desert” (India) (In production)

Title: Footprints in the Desert Synopsis: The film will be a human story of the India and Pakistan Border lying across the vast expanse of rolling golden sand of Rajasthan through the footprints in the desert. The ancient wisdom of finding a person or a lost camel tracing the footprints lies with a community residing along the border of India [...]

/ 05/01/2012 2:59 AM

New territories for “the boxing girls of Kabul”

The National Film Board of Canada has announced a several sales for its documentary “The Boxing Girls of Kabul”, which is scheduled to screen at Hot Docs 2012.  Deals have been signed in the US with VOD service In Demand, in French Canada with TV 5, in Latin America with the Pan Regional TV Direct TV and DLA, in Israel with DBS,  in France with France Televisions and in Russia with 24 Doc. The [...]

/ 04/27/2012 9:17 PM

NHK and BBC join Insefilm Prod. on “Beyond the Wave”

  NHK in Japan, the BBC in the UK, IKON in the Netherlands and WDR Cologne in Germany have joined Berlin-based Inselfilm Production as coproducers of ”Beyond the Wave”. The film sees director Kyoko Myake revisit her mother’s hometown of Fukushima after last year’s tsunami and earthquake. Zurich-based distributor First Hand Films has finalized the coproduction deals as well as pre-sales with SVT in Sweden, YES in [...]

/ 04/19/2012 2:53 PM

NHK picks up Universum titles

NHK has snapped up new programming from Austrian pubcaster ORF, including documentaries about the Zambezi and Danube rivers and crime series Four Women & a Funeral.     The Japanese pubcaster has picked up three of the latest projects from ORF’s natural history unit Universum, led by Andrew Solomon. . “Mystery of the Fairy Circles”, a 50-minute doc about a [...]

/ 04/04/2012 11:04 PM

5 docs about Asia among the 2012 Peabody winners

The prestigious George Foster Peabody Awards – now in their 71st year – recognize excellence in electronic media, ranging from TV to radio stations, individuals and the Internet, and are handed out by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Among the 38 winners, 7 docs and reports are from or about Asia. They have been produced [...]

/ 03/03/2012 1:36 PM

“Planet of snail” (2011 / South-Korea)

South Korea – Japan / 2011 / HD – 16:9 87′ (feature edition) – 52′ (TV version) Language: Korean with english subtitles Director: Seung-Jun Yi Producer: Min-Chul Kim, Gary Kam (CreativeEAST) Co-producer: Janne Niskala (Vaski Filmi / Finland) Worldwide distribution: Cat&Docs SYNOPSIS: I come from planet of snail where people communicate by touching each other. We call ourselves “snails” because [...]

/ 03/03/2012 1:37 AM

Discovery Asia about to broadcast its “Rebuilding Japan Project” films

One-year after the tsunami disaster in Japan, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP) is about to premiere the finished doc films from its Rebuilding Japan pitching initiative. Launched on April, 26, 2011, the Rebuilding Japan project features documentaries from local filmmakers about Japan’s efforts to recover from the devastation of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Sixteen finalists were chosen from more than [...]

/ 03/02/2012 3:01 AM

“Planet of Snail” touching in many ways (Korean Herald)

Of all our senses, the sense of touch arguably is the most intimate. It develops before all the other senses, and it’s one of the first ways in which children learn about their environment and bond with others. It brings pleasure, protection and emotional support. Even after our sight weakens and hearing fades, this sense usually stays with us. Director [...]

/ 02/09/2012 12:12 AM

TVF International sells arts, history and environment docs in Asia

UK factual distributor TVF International has sold several docs to the Far East (South Korea, Japan). . South Korea’s newly launched Channel A will air two BBC documentaries on beauty in art “What is Beauty” (pictured) and “Ugly Beauty” (both 1×52′) . Discovery Asia has picked up Skyworks’ 23-part natural history series“The World From Above”. . Japanese pubcaster NHK has bought [...]

/ 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 [...]