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· July, 2009

Stories about Film from July, 2009

Put it On: Global Online Contest for Filmmakers

Put it On is awarding a scholarship to the New York Film Academy and a cash prize of $5000 USD in its contest for the best short and feature films...

Pakistan: Breaking Western Stereotypes

Russia: Oleg Yankovsky

Malaysia: Remembering film director Yasmin Ahmad

Popular Malaysian filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad passed away suddenly on July 25. The Malaysian blogosphere took to their keyboards to pay tribute to the icon.

United Nations: Video contest for 9-25 year olds about migration

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is organizing the Plural+ video contest about building a more inclusive, tolerant society. The contest is open for any participant between the ages of...

Uruguay: CIP, Showcasing National Films and Shorts

They call it an alternative to online video channels so that their videos don't have to compete for attention with short home-videos of birthdays, cats and lip synching to music....

Ethiopia: Live discussion of the film “The Market Maker”

Bangladesh, South Korea: Bandhobi, Addressing Migrant Workers’ Issues

Bangladeshi blogger Fahmidul Haque introduces us [bn] to a Korean Movie which features the love between a Bangladeshi migrant worker and a South Korean teenager girl and addresses migrant workers'...

Cuba, Jamaica: Film & Music

Democracy Video Challenge Winner Showcase

What is Democracy? That is the question more than 900 participants set out to answer through their videos, in response to the Democracy Video Challenge set up by the US...

Japan: Cat mania

The spreading of communities of people with same interests and hobbies is not new in the internet society. Netizens often exchange news, suggestions and picture on things and activities they...

Jamaica: The Last Don

Singapore: Censors refuse to classify political film

India: Family dynamics and domestic violence

Jamaica: KOTE '09

Japan: Beng Mealea Temple and Miyazaki's Laputa

Fiji: The fall of movie pirates

Trinidad & Tobago: Film on Minshall

Cote d'Ivoire: Paul Sika's technicolor dreamscape

Africa: Some thoughts on African film

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