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John Hannah, Bai Ling board UK martial arts project '14 Fists' (exclusive)

The film is being directed by Ascendant Films’ Bart Ruspoli.

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Khashoggi crisis puts Hollywood flirtation with Saudi Arabia on ice

’The party’s over after it barely began.’


‘Soni’, ‘The Crossing’ take top awards at Pingyao film festival

Ivan Ayr’s Soni won best film in the Roberto Rossellini Awards, while The Crossing took best film in the Fei Mu Awards.

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Sundance Now, Shudder to launch in Australia, New Zealand later this year

Platforms currently available in North America, UK, Germany, Austria.

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‘Savage’, ‘Clean Up’ pick up Busan’s New Currents Awards

Kim Jiseok Awards went to Jamshid Mahmoudi’s Rona, Azim’s Mother and Zhang Wei’s The Rib.

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Peter Ho-sun Chan starts shooting biopic of tennis star Li Na (exclusive)

Project marks the first time Chan has been in the directing chair since Dearest in 2014.


Increased attendance and cause for optimism at Asian Film Market

Organizers reported 150 more participants than last year.

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Busan's Asian Project Market reveals 2018 award winners

The Final Print, directed by Jang Woo-jin, wins $15,000 top prize.

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David Wenham, Cornerstone board Australian drama 'Dirt Music'

Wenham joins Kelly Macdonald and Garrett Hedlund on the cast.

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Drishyam, Backup Media team on Prashant Nair’s Tryst With Destiny (exclusive)

Indian-French co-production comprises four short stories tackling different issues that have plagued India since independence.

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Korean cinema grapples with rising competition on VOD platforms

Korean movies are starting to lose out to TV series on video platforms, say Asian Film Market speakers.

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Asian Film Center launch discussed in Busan

KOFIC leads talks on proposed pan-Asian body which has already secured around $1m in government funding.

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Busan's E-IP gives top awards to 'The Sixth Wife', 'Good Job'

Asian Film Market’s Book To Film and E-IP Market introduced a total of 29 official selections this year.

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Busan Film Festival apologises to jury member Kunimura Jun after press conference criticism

Japanese actor said to be suffering ”extreme mental and emotional pain” after backlash his comments at BIFF jury press conference.

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China box office: 'Project Gutenberg' tops disappointing National Day period

Felix Chong’s film surpassed ‘Hello, Mrs Money’ and ‘Shadow’.

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BIFF to launch film institute named after Kim Ji-seok

Asian cinema research institute aims to accomplish long-term dream of BIFF’s late deputy director.