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China’s Momo, Jia Zhangke to collaborate on Beijing-set drama

Social media and live streaming giant is moving into film production with project exec produced by Jia.


Busan awards top prizes to ‘Rom’, ‘Haifa Street’, ‘Moving On’

Vietnamese drama ‘Rom’ shared the top New Currents award with Iraqi drama ‘Haifa Street’


'Joker' soars past $350m at global box office ahead of 'Gemini Man' challenge

Will double dose of Will Smith overcome Joaquin Phoenix?

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In profile: the 93 international feature Oscar 2020 contenders

Which film will follow on from ‘ROMA’ in winning the prize?

Peter Dinges

German funds, producers to visit China in anticipation of co-pro treaty

Delegates include the German Federal Film Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and FFF Bayern.

Philip Knatchbull

Curzon to give ‘Parasite’ full theatrical window release in the UK (exclusive)

The news was revealed by CEO Philip Knatchbull during a keynote speech at CONNeXT in Ghent.

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Philippines launches location incentive, co-production fund

Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) launched the two shooting incentives in Busan.

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Clover Films takes ‘Your Love Song’ for multiple territories

Romantic drama is Andrew Chien’s first film since 2015 hit Go Lala Go 2.

The Long Walk

Philippines’ QCinema fest launches Asian Next Wave competition

New section sees three up-and-coming Filipino directors competing with five indie filmmakers from Southeast Asia.

Ron Morales and Jessica Bennett

Production wraps on Busan war on drugs project 'A Violet Night' (exclusive)

Rebecca Lundgren, Joshua Sobel produce gritty US-Philippines drama.

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Uzbekistan launches 20% rebate (exclusive)

The minimum budget for a project to qualify is $100,000

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‘Spiders’ spins web for Entertaining Power

Taiwan-Hong Kong co-production is directed by Joe Chien and stars Sunny Wang and Lee Kang Sheng.

'The Trap'

India’s Drishyam makes regional-language debut with Jio Studios

Marathi drama The Trap (Ghaath) is co-produced by Drishyam Films and Mukesh Ambani’s Jio.

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‘Hormones’, ‘Faculty’ win best Asian drama prizes at Busan’s Asia Contents Awards

South Korean TV producer Kim Yongkyu won the best creative award for Mr. Sunshine.

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Busan 2019: Screen’s Dailies

Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the 2019 Busan Film Festival (Oct 3-12).

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Park Chan-wook discusses career in Busan Film Festival talk

The Korean director discussed humour in his films and battling with producers

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First full trailer for Thai cave rescue movie ‘The Cave’ (exclusive)

The film received its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival.

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Japan’s NTV launches ‘Kaiji: Final Game’ at Asian Film Market (exclusive)

The film stars Tatsuya Fujiwara and is the third in the series.

Over The Sea

Edko Films brings child drama ‘Over The Sea’ to market (exclusive)

Hong Kong studio also launching sales on Yao Tingting’s romantic drama Love You Forever.