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· March, 2012

Stories about Film from March, 2012

Nepal: Call for Submissions for Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival

The 2012 Nepal Indigenous Film Festival is calling out for submissions of any type of film related to Indigenous youth produced after 1 January, 2008. Submitted films should be made...

Nicaragua: Film on Consequences of Leaked Sex Videos Seeks Crowdfunding

An award-winning team of producers and actors is coming together in rural Nicaragua to make a movie on the consequences of teenagers making an intimate video which then becomes public...

India: Young Women Learning About Participatory Video

A group of young women in the slums of Hyderabad in India are learning how to make videos to change their communities, and in this next film the group of...

Video: Indigenous Communities Document their Growth and Governance

The Indigenous Territory and Governance Platform is made up of a series of institutions all working together to provide the indigenous people of Latin America the tools and resources to...

Video: Short Film for Gender Equality Contest Open for Submissions

SinGENEROdeDUDAS [es] has launched their call for short films on gender equality for the 6th annual contest. Any films shorter than 20 minutes, even if they have participated and won...

Argentina: Documentary on Indigenous People in Buenos Aires

The documentary 'Runa Kuti, Urban Natives' shows us the stories of four descendants of indigenous communities living in the city of Buenos Aires, and how they struggle with reclaiming their...

Macedonia: Blogger Reviews “In the Land of Blood and Honey”

Vnukot joined the debate about Angelina Jolie's movie by emphasizing the technical imperfections, and was especially unnerved [mk] that “all the characters in the film speak the languages related to...

Colombia: Video Contrasts Ads Vs. Reality of Oil Extraction Companies

In Is Pacific Rubiales Really Colombia? [es] the people of Puerto Gaitán contradict the statements made by oil and mineral extraction corporation Pacific Rubiales’ television ads where community members state...

Video: Surfers, Fishermen and Radiation in Post Earthquake Japan

Journalist Lisa Katayama and filmmaker Jason Wishnow are documenting the lives of people dealing with radiation in a post-earthquake Japan. In We Are All Radioactive, they are including 50% footage...

Pakistan: Mir Zafar Ali was the first Pakistani to win an Oscar award

Pakistan Blogzine informs that contrary to popular belief Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is not the first Pakistani to win an Oscar. Award winning Pakistani visual effects specialist and artist Mir Zafar Ali...

A Documentary of the History of Black People in France

The blog Afro Europe reports on a new film about the black community in France: ” Noirs de France” (“Blacks of France”) is a new documentary of the history of black people...

Colombia: Barranquilla Short Film Festival Call for Entries

Friday March 17th is the last day to submit a 30 minute or less short film or documentary for the XII International Short Film Festival A la Calle in Barranquilla,...

Video: Plural+ 2012 Contest Call for Youth Entries

Three winners between the ages of 9 and 25 will get to travel to New York City to present their short films on Migration, Social Integration and Diversity in the...

France: Why Celebrated Film ‘The Artist’ Isn't Such a Hit at Home

In February 2012, French and world cinema history was made after five Oscars were awarded to the film 'The Artist' and its leading actor Jean Dujardin. But despite winning Oscars,...

Video: 10 tips to make your videos better

Adam Westbrook shares 10 tips to make your online videos look better. Paired up with good storytelling, things like tripod use, closeups, controlling thumbnails, sound, bitrates, color correction, compression and...

Video: Share Your Challenges and Win an iPad2 in Contest

The Bertelsmann Foundation's FutureChallenges initiative wants to hear about the challenges faced by people all around the world. By making a video and uploading it to their Facebook page, you...

The Balkans: Debating Angelina Jolie's Film and the Legacy of War

Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, has received much publicity, both positive and negative, in the Balkans, adding fuel to the ongoing debate on the...

Puerto Rico: Online Campaign to Stop Unnecessary C-Sections

Unnecessary Caesarean is the name of the campaign launched on the first week of March in Puerto Rico, aiming to curb the very high percentage of caesarean births in the...

China: Copycat Movie Posters

Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu highlights Wenxuecity's collection and comparison of copycat movie posters.

Brazil: Pay TV Giant Campaigns Against New Act

Act 12.485/1, approved by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff on September 2011, establishing new rules for pay television, has already created controversy among satellite television providers, subscribers and independent producers. Satellite...

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