Rolling news about project market line-ups from Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
FUNDING NEWS: Asian Cinema Fund 2022
Rolling news about funding for projects from Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Will Asia’s distribution landscape ever return to normal?
Panellists at Udine’s Focus Asia event debated whether Asia’s theatrical market will ever rebound to pre-pandemic levels.
Cannes 2022: Korean wave, strong Middle East presence, first film from Pakistan
Line-up includes four Korean titles, entries from Iran, Turkey & the Arab world, and a rare film from Pakistan.
Pekingman shoot: Living proof that China co-production still exists
Natacha Devillers shares her experiences of shooting China-France co-production, Pekingman: The Last Secrets Of Humankind.
Spotlight on Malaysia: Are the global streamers speaking your language?
After being closed to visitors for two years, Malaysia is reopening its international borders to quarantine-free travel on April 1, 2022.
COMING SOON: Hong Kong films in production or awaiting release
Despite the pandemic playing havoc with the release schedules of Hong Kong films, several high-profile titles are being sold at this year’s Filmart Online.
What impact will the NFTs craze have on the content industries?
As non-fungible tokens sweep Asia, a group of Hong Kong companies are trying to turn the craze into a business model for the film and TV industries.
How local streamers are holding up against global competition in SE-Asia
Asia-based streaming services such as Viu, Vidio and Catchplay are carving out market share in a hotly contested region.
INTERVIEW: Catchplay CEO Daphne Yang on entering high-end series production
After launching Screenworks Asia as a joint venture with TAICCA, Taiwan’s Catchplay is aiming to produce 100 hours of content a year.