Three Asian documentaries pitched perfect
Broadcasters in Japan, Singapore and Korea have commissioned three factual projects from rookie directors as part of the annual Asian Pitch competition.
The Asian Pitch sees public broadcasters Japan’s NHK, Singapore’s MediaCorp and Korea’s KBS provide full funding to directors who live and work in Asia to produce films about the region.
This year 10 films were shortlisted from more than 100 entries and the three winners have now signed contracts with the broadcasters.
The first winner was Raja Shabir Khan, from India, with his Shepherds of Paradise film about the nomadic life of the Kashmiri shepherds known as Bakerwals, as they journey from Jammu to the Kashmir Valley and back.