film diplomacy

More than 10 Chinese films, including the former highest-grossing "The Founding of a Republic," will be screened at the Second China Image Film Festival, UK's only non-profit Chinese film festival and largest Chinese film festival in Europe, from Oct. 3 to 10.

Putting down their guns, some residents of Jenin turn to art in their fight against Israel.

Film lovers in the capital can next week look forward to four days of serious and quality cinema from across Asia thanks to “Imaging Asia”, a festival that will also showcase folk performances and art.

The Ayala Center Cebu Cinema will be hosting Eigasai 2010, a Japanese Contemporary Film Festival from Aug. 3 to 8. “This event is a very good chance for cultural exchange. We are privileged to watch other nations' cultures particularly Japan’s in relation to filmmaking,” said regular film festival movie viewer Prof. Ligaya Rabago...

The 7th annual Golden Apricot International Film Festival came to an end this past weekend in Yerevan, with closing ceremonies conducted by French-Armenian filmmaker Serge Avedikian whose film, Barking Island officially closed the festival at the Moscow Cinema on July 18. Avedikian’s film was just one of five hundred films submitted this year from seventy five countries, the most in the festival’s short seven year life-span.

June 29, 2010

While for many the idea of Indian cinema conjures up the colorful costumes and dance numbers of Bollywood, an Indian film festival launched Friday in Beijing hopes to reveal the diversity of Indian cinema by selecting multi-language films, produced in several different regions of India.

The film Don't Burn (Dung Dot) has been selected to be screened at the opening of Viet Nam Film Week in Havana, Cuba, from June 1-5. The week is part of this year's cultural activities to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Viet Nam-Cuba diplomatic ties on December 2.

Bringing together Qatar’s myriad film initiatives under one banner, H E Sheikha Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani officially launched the Doha Film Institute (DFI) yesterday. The institute, launched at the Cannes International Film Festival, expands the scope of Qatar’s international film ambitions and ventures.