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China Eyes “Restart” of International Cooperation Post-Pandemic

The Chinese film industry is pointing to a rebound in box office receipts and attendance over the past 12 months as it arrives in Cannes not so much in person, but in the spirit of cinema’s gradual recovery from the global pandemic. The China Film Pavilion has been set up at the Marché du Film […]

Berlin Hidden Gem: ‘Death of Nintendo’ Depicts Coming-of-Age Tale From the Philippines

Director Raya Martin's 'Death of a Nintendo' mixes '90s nostalgia with plenty of earthy humor for a look at "the pain that one has to endure in order to become a man."

Laos Talent Lab Sends Philippine Musical Comedy-Drama ‘Golden’ to Tribeca

Philippine director Jaime Habac Jr will be taking the musical comedy-drama Golden for further development at next year’s edition of the Tribeca Film Institute’s Network market.

Singapore Establishes Co-Production Fund as Asia TV Forum & Market Wraps

The 20th Asia TV Forum & Market closed its doors last week and organizers say that 5,700 industry players representing 60 countries and regions made the trip to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands for the four-day event.

Horror Auteur Takashi Miike Says There’s More Romance Than Violence in His Films

Prolific Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike explained his method at a master class held during the Singapore International Film Festival.

First Look: The Uniquely Singaporean Monster Movie ‘Circle Line’

The Asia Film & TV Market (ATF) gets a brief but tantalizing glance at Singapore’s first movie monster as the filmmakers behind the 2020 release Circle Line screened a short behind-the-scenes feature.

Oscars: 3 International Features Spotlight Young Women’s Tales of Terrors

A fashion student, headless ghost and hotel maid struggle through war, love and wealth inequity in Algeria's 'Papicha,' Thailand's 'Inhuman Kiss' and Mexico's 'The Chambermaid,' respectively.

Wattpad, Singapore’s Mediacorp Ink Deal For ‘Slow Dancing’ Series Adaptation

A Singapore-penned tale of “love, longing and loss” that’s had 9.5 million reads has been picked up for the first collaboration between the global online story platform Wattpad and Asian content creators Mediacorp.

Netflix Shakes Up Creative Leadership in Southeast Asia

Netflix is shaking up its creative leadership team in Southeast Asia. Erika North, the company's director of international original programming for the region since 2017, has been nudged out. She was replaced Dec. 1 by former BBC executive Myleeta Aga, who will serve as director of content for Southeast Asia and Australia.

Singapore Offers Funding For International Co-Productions

Singapore has pledged $14.7 million (S$20 million) to attract potential international production partners, the government announced as the city's Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) officially got down to business on Wednesday.

WarnerMedia Reveals Aggressive Plans for Original Content in Asia

WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks’ strategy for Asia in 2020 will be to cast its net wide in terms of local content and collaborations as the company looks to secure its share of the region’s ever-expanding market.

Singapore Film Fest Awards: Late Filipino Star Kristoffer King Wins Best Performance Prize for Final Role

Kristoffer King’s powerful — and final — role as an abusive husband in the Philippines’ Oscar hope 'Verdict' was named best performance at the 2019 Singapore International Film Festival's Silver Screen Awards.