On October 25th (Sun), the Asian Contents & Film Market announced the winners of the 2nd Asia Contents Awards online.   The Asia Contents Awards recognizes outstanding TV and OTT dramas across Asia. 10 Awards categories are: Best Creative, Best Asian Drama, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Writer, Newcomer, Technical Achievement Award, Best Rising Star, […]

Not to be confused with a faithful statement of reality, Josephine Decker’s Shirley is based on the semi-biographical novel of the same title by Susan Scarf Merrell. Blending fact and fiction, Shirley draws from the real-life accounts of famed American Gothic writer, Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss) writing her sophomore novel Hangsaman in the early fifties […]

The 25th Busan International Film Festival, which opened on October 21st (Wed), screens its selections School Town King (Thailand) and Sister Sister (Vietnam) simultaneously in Busan and the local countries. It also has a special event where audiences in both countries can converse together through the online GV (Guest Visit). The Busan International Film Festival creates a new type […]

The film industry worldwide was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many international film festivals are canceled, and most films have halted their productions. Even films already finished are struggling to find screening opportunities. With the Busan International Film Festival, renowned Asian directors and actors have stepped up as Asian Film Ambassadors and sent messages […]

The term ‘supernova’ is used to describe the powerful and monumental explosion that occurs at the end of a star’s life cycle; accompanying a supernova is often a large and shrouding black hole encapsulating everything in its perimeter. In more earthly terms, Harry Macqueen uses the phrase in his latest venture Supernova to liken the […]

Three Jurors to Discover Talented Directors to Lead the Asian Film Industry The Kim Jiseok Award was established in 2017 to honor the late Kim Jiseok, who devotes his life to discovering new Asian directors and supporting the growth of the Asian film industry. Two films will be selected from A Window on Asian Cinema […]

The 25th Busan International Film Festival introduced 6 Open Cinema selections, which to be screened at the BIFF Theater located in Busan Cinema Center from October 21st to 30th. Open Cinema is a section that features a collection of new and internationally acclaimed films that offer both its cinematic quality and popularity. This year’s Open Cinema selections […]

The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) is proud to be returning in 2020 for its milestone 15th  edition. Taking place from 29 October – 12 November the festival will be going digital for the first  time, with 30+ films available online to audiences across the UK, prerecorded interviews, live Q&As  and other virtual events, along […]

There has always been an enormous pressure on teenage girls to mature beyond their years, much more so than their male counterparts. This is usually pinned down to either biology or the existence of archaic gender roles but nevertheless, it results in girls spending more time picking up on the caregiving and domestic responsibilities often […]

On the 19th of August 1978, terrorists set alight to the Cinema Rex in Abadan, Iran; killing over 420 people inside. While setting cinemas on fire was not unheard of before and during the Iranian Revolution of the late 70s – what happened at Cinema Rex remained one of the deadliest terrorist attacks for over […]