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2 Indian projects selected for inaugural Viewfinder Asia Workshop

By NewsDesk • Published on September 29, 2012

House Hunt by Shashwati Talukdar and K for Camera by Kumud Ranjan are among the 10 projects selected for the for the inaugural Viewfinder Asia project. ViewfinderAsia project is being organised by Al Jazeera in partnership with Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Network of Documentary.

The selected film makers will attend the workshop running from 30th September – 6th October inBusan,South Korea. Here they will develop their projects for a potential broadcast on the Al Jazeera in 2013.

Flora Gregory, Programme Editor of the documentary flagship, Fiona Lawson-Baker, Executive Producer based inMalaysiaand independent filmmakers James Leong and Lynn Lee from Lianain Films inSingaporewill together lead the workshop.

“Viewfinder is an international project in which Al Jazeera collaborates with local film institutions in key regions with a goal to discover local documentaries,” says the press release of the workshop.

Kumud Ranjan and Shashwati Talukdar are no new names at the Busan International Film Festival. Footprints in the Deser produced by Ranjan has been selected for the Asian Network of Documentary Fund, of the Busan International Film Festival 2012. One of Talukdar’s documentaries was also in competition for the 16h Busan International Film Festival in 2011.


Other selected projects for the Viewfinder Asia project 2012 are:

Zekria’s Gamble by Elissa Bogos (Afghanistan)

Almost Famous by Vincent Du (China)

A Class of their Own by Haryun Kim (China)

Monk by Blood by Bao Nguyen (Japan)

Ivan the Undertaker by Bianca Balbuena (Philippines)

Empire of Shame by LiGyeong Hong (South Korea)

My Father, My Mother by Maso Chen (Taiwan)

Granny Loan Shark by Shane Bunnag (Thailand)

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