Shortlist decided in 2014 edition of the Asian Pitch
Six Indian documentary projects have been selected for the 2014 Asian Pitch event, a chance for documentary producers in the region to have their films made by four leading broadcasters.
Selection is taking place in Singapore, where the four broadcasters – NHK-Japan, KBS-South Korea, PTS-Taiwan and MediaCorp of Singapore – meet to choose and commission the winning stories for their primetime slots. The broadcasters will also market and distribute the programs in international markets.
The six Indian projects are: Shalom Namaste by Saif Akhtar and Surya Balakrishnan, Children in Exile by Sumit Khanna, Life after Life by Raja Shabir Khan, The Love Commandoes by Vikram Mishra, Beyond Transfusion by Gautam Grover and Dards of India – Children of the Misty Mountains by Gautam Pandey. The other finalists are from Korea, Iran and Taiwan.
The Asian Pitch is a collaboration between the four Asian broadcasters to fund original HD documentaries produced by Asian filmmakers.