Stories about Film from February, 2011
Colin Firth may have won the Oscar for Best Actor, but it was Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Al Gaddafi who got the most mentions. Depending on where you are, tweeps from around the world woke up early, or stayed up late, to watch the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Taking a...
RealTime Bangladesh joins in the debate regarding the controversial big budget Bangladeshi film “Meherjan”, which was withdrawn from the theaters by its distributor.
Cambofest: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia will take place on the first week of March.
Director Logan McMillan took out his camera and went to the streets of Christchurch to document the damages of the devastating earthquake that hit New Zealand on February 21st.
Preetam links to several community festivals that will take place in Singapore next month: unEconomics2011, MusicCampSG, WorkCamp, SG Twestival 2011 and FilmCampSG
Africa Visual Media blog keeps track of African and Africa-related culture in the media (film, photography, television, and print).
Cristian Cambronero from Fusil de Chispas [es] updates readers on the crowdfunding initiative for Costa Rican movie “The Return” on Kickstarter: the goal of $40,000 was reached in a little over 5 days, 41 days before the deadline on April 2.
In Fusil de Chispas [es], Cristian Cambronero writes about how the Costa Rican film “El Regreso” (“The Return”) is using crowdfunding through Kickstarter to try to raise $40,000 USD by April 2.
The Witches of Gambaga premiers in Accra, Ghana: “Tomorrow the 15th of February at 10 am Yaba Badoe‘s documentary film premiers at the British Council in downtown Accra. The film, the Witches of Gambaga, shows us the destiny of women arriving at the notorious camp for witches that has been...
South Korean net users commemorated the death of Choi Go-eun, a movie writer who died from chronic disease after battling with the poverty and huger with earning less than minimum wage, around 600 USD a year. The Federation of Movie Worker’s Union defined her death[ko] a ‘social murder’ and criticized...
On his Youtube channel, Marc Smith (@PsychologyMarc) shares his father's unique film footage from after East Timor's civil war, when the territory was on the brink of Indonesia's invasion, revealing the weak legacy of the former Portuguese colonizer and the humble strength of “maubere” mountain people.