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Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory

Tiger directors: Lisa Takeba, Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory


The Japanese director talks about her second feature, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Evangelion 3.33

Hideaki Anno, Evangelion


Japanese animator and creator of the Evangelion series, Hideaki Anno, talks to Liz Shackleton about the joys of destruction.

Afia Nathaniel

Afia Nathaniel, Dukhtar


Afia Nathaniel talks to Liz Shackleton about the challenges in funding and shooting a female-centric film in a remote corner of northern Pakistan.


Film Bazaar: India builds an ecosystem


Liz Shackleton looks at how organisers of Goa’s annual Film Bazaar are following on successes with new initiatives and closer ties to finance. But where are the Indian audiences for independent Indian films?

Christopher J. Dodd, MPAA


MPAA chairman and chief executive Chris Dodd talks to Liz Shackleton about Japanese audiences, China’s quotas and the impact of digital distribution on the film business.

Gong Yu

Gong Yu, iQiyi


iQiyi founder and CEO Gong Yu talks to Liz Shackleton about the company’s production plans and how it is working on its film business with parent company Baidu.