Post Tagged with: "uk"

/ 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 [...]

/ 04/25/2012 2:51 PM

The World’s Most Fashionable Prison (2012, Singapore / UK)

Director: CK Mak | 67 minutes | Singapore, UK | 2012 | Language: (Subtitled) English, Tagalog |   SYNOPSIS ” Award-winning fashion designer Puey Quinones and his dresses make regular appearances on red carpet events and celebrity weddings. For the past four years, the petite gay 31-yearold has been leading a double life. Away from the celebrity and public adoration, [...]

/ 04/20/2012 2:29 PM

3 asian Hot Docs to watch (Now Toronto)

The magazine Now Toronto has selected its favorite 10 docs to be watched during the next Hot Docs festival which will open on in Toronto. Among them, 3 docs from or about Asia. “The huge documentary fest doesn’t start until next week, but you’d better buy your tickets now for these flicks, which are sure to sell out.” Ai Weiwei: [...]

/ 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 [...]

/ 04/05/2012 12:20 AM

The World Before Her (2012, USA – UK)

Director: Nisha Pahuja | 90 minutes | Canada, Germany, USA, UK | 2012 | Language: (Subtitled) English, Hindi | About India SYNOPSIS “Twenty young women from across India arrive for an intense, month-long beauty boot camp – they are the hand-picked contestants for the Miss India pageant. Winning the coveted title means instant stardom, a lucrative career path and freedom [...]

/ 03/25/2012 3:14 PM

China’s CCTV Cocumentary Channel announces its new slate of doc. series and partners

During Filmart in Hong Kong, China’s CCTV Documentary channel announces new documentary series to be produced with its international partners the National Geographic Channel, and the BBC; as well as its solely produced projects in 2012. The channel, also known as CCTV-9, was established in January 2011 with Chinese and English versions. According to CCTV, the domestic version of the [...]

/ 03/21/2012 5:31 PM

Hot Docs 2012 selects 20 films from or about Asia Pacific

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival announced its full film line-up for the upcoming 19th edition, April 26-May 6, at a press conference this morning at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto. From 2,085 film submissions, this year’s slate will present 189 titles from a record 51 countries in 11 screening programs. Among this selection, 20 films are from [...]

/ 12/17/2011 2:04 AM

UK Passion sells 150 hours to New China Media

Tianmu Film TV & Culture Distribution, a division of New China Media, has licensed over 150 hours from London-based Passion Distribution, including Sundance Channel title “Love/Lust”. Tianmu also picked up: . True North Productions’ six-part, one-hour series “Killer in the Family”; the two-part “Real Crimes”; “Animal 24/7″ seasons seven and eight; season two of “To Build or Not to Build”; [...]

/ 10/02/2011 3:14 PM

Euro BBC, DRG, Explora and Passion Distrib. sell doc content to Asia Pacific broadcasters

Hot time for doc sellers and buyers from all over the world running to Mipcom 2011, at Cannes. Before the opening of the market, somes doc deals are already announced between European producers or distributors and broadcasters from the Asia Pacific area. . BBC’s “Frozen Planet” gets new broadcasters BBC Worldwide has now sold its natural history series “Frozen Planet” [...]

/ 07/02/2011 10:38 PM

BBC Knowledge NZ to Feature Homegrown Short-Form Docs (

LONDON: Through a joint initiative between BBC Knowledge and New Zealand’s Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA), five short-form documentaries from young producers across the country have been selected to air on the channel later this year. By Kristin Brzoznowski In World Screen (July 1, 2011) BBC Knowledge NZ launched the initiative in February, coinciding with the channel’s debut, seeking [...]