Discovery Channel is seeking young Chinese for its First-time
The new theme is "Portraits of China" -- ordinary but
extraordinary people who have made major contributions to modern
Senior citizens learning English in Beijing to help Olympics
tourists and a young man building "monster" cars are among the
winning documentaries of the Discovery Channel's First-time
Filmmakers project in China.
It was one of the six top documentaries chosen and funded by
Discovery in the project - and aired as a series.
This year's proposals are due November 20.
The First-time Filmmakers program was initiated by the Discovery
Channel in China in 2002. Winners receive financing and are
premiered as a series, "China 21" on Discovery Channel in the Asia
Pacific region and 26 leading cable TV stations in China, reaching
over 114 million households.
(CRI October 30, 2006)