Best Director (China, 2019)

Zhang Xian’s feature debut Best Director tells the story of a young Beijing-based director (Jin Jingcheng) who visits his hometown with his fiancé (Jiang Chuyi) to seek the blessing of his parents for a travel wedding. Things […]

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on May, 22 · in Reviews

Nippon Connection Japanese Film Festival Goes Online from June 9 – 14

From June 9 – 14, a special edition of the Japanese film festival Nippon Connection will be held in honor of its 20th anniversary. In the course of six days, Nippon Connection Online will present a selection of current and classic films from […]

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on May, 19 · in News

Bay Area Food Stories Shorts Program [CAAMFest Online]

A specific strand of the San Francisco-based Center for Asian American Media’s 2020 online film festival is devoted to cuisines from Asia. The curation of three food-oriented shorts explores how, for certain immigrants, food is […]

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on May, 17 · in Reviews

First Vote (USA, 2020) [CAAMFest Online]

In her debut documentary, First Vote, Yin Chen presents a refreshing new look into an often-unexamined aspect of the American electorate – that of the Asian-American voter. Through several case studies and interviews, First Vote attempts to dismiss […]

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on May, 14 · in Reviews

London Indian Film Festival at Home is Streaming from May 13

Going live online on Wednesday May 13th with its first selection of films, the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) & Birmingham Indian Film Festival (BIFF) will showcase its 9 award-winning short films that […]

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on May, 13 · in News

Sea (Japan, 2018)

Years ago, I used to teach in in a media school and we used to joke that graduation films have three main interlinked topics – suicide, depression and rage. Kensei Takahashi’s debut feature Sea was […]

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on May, 12 · in Reviews

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