Bangladeshi filmmaker Kamar Ahmad Simon has won “The Asian Pitch” held in Singapore, alongside Da Jung Jang from Taiwan and Chaitali Mukherjee from India.
“The Asian Pitch” is the result of a common vision between NHK (Japan), KBS (South Korea), PTS (Taiwan), and MediaCorp (Singapore) to fund original HD documentaries produced by Asian docu-makers. Its mission is to uncover compelling human-interest stories and to discover new and hidden talent in Asia. The four major Asian broadcasters will screen the winning films in their respective primetime slots. Further, the broadcasters will market and distribute the programs in international markets, says a press release. Earlier this year, out of 164 submitted proposals, 11 filmmakers were invited to present their ideas in Singapore and from there on three best projects were declared winners for 2013.