film diplomacy

n the BBC series of viewpoints from African journalists, Sola Odunfa considers what Nigeria's movie industry reveals about the country's spirituality.

October 25, 2010

China has pulled out of the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival due to a sovereignty issue over Taiwan and announced it will boycott other festival-related events. The head of the Chinese delegation, Jiang Ping, told festival organizers that the Taiwanese delegation must not attend the festival under the name Taiwan, but as "Chinese Taipei"...

The Satyajit Ray classic “Aranyer Din Ratri” will be this year’s highlight at River to River, Italy’s only festival of Indian cinema that is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Four films by India’s master filmmaker...will be screened in the retrospective section at the weeklong festival that opens in Florence Dec 3.

Ambassador Clarke said the 2010 European Film Festival will provide "a marvelous opportunity for Europe to show the vibrancy of the European film industry and to share this with Tanzanian people."

Faith-based film fans used to be seen as a niche audience. Now, in Hollywood, they’re just seen as the audience.

Donna Chmara was only 10 weeks old when German soldiers burned down her village in eastern Poland. Her family was deported to Germany like many other Polish families were, and after the end of World War II, they spent the next five years in refugee camps rather than return to a Soviet-controlled homeland.

The inaugural Chinese Film and Cultural Festival is meant to improve communication and understanding between China and the U.S. through cultural and artistic exchange.

A collection of 12 Taiwanese films are ready to take the 15th Pusan International Film Festival by storm this week to show Taiwan's cinematic prowess, the Government Information Office (GIO) said yesterday, two days before the festival is set to kick off.