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The Asian Pitch announces 3 winners

Thursday 29 Sep 2011
MediaCorp-Singapore, NHK-Japan and KBS-Korea have selected three projects to commission after a successful run of their regional pitching event, The Asian Pitch.

The winning directors, this year from India, South Korea and Malaysia, have signed the contract with the three organisations, and will receive full funding for their documentary productions.

Production will start soon and the completed programmes will be available internationally next summer.

The Asian Pitch is an initiative through which the three public broadcasters give independent directors who live and work in Asia an opportunity to tell original stories about the region.

Now in its fifth year, it’s aimed at creating new HD documentaries and finding new talent in Asia. Previous documentaries, Supermen of Malegaon, For the Love of Shakespeare, Farmer’s Struggle and Listen to the Mountain Sages, have all received international recognition for creative and production excellence.

About 100 proposals were submitted between January and April 2011 from countries including China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

Ten of the entries were short-listed, and the directors were flown to Singapore to pitch their stories to a panel of executive producers from NHK, MediaCorp and KBS on 21-22 July 2011.