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July 2010

If Hollywood has James Cameron and Pixar Pictures at the frontier of digital film and animation, then Asian cinema has Hayao Miyazaki. I do seem to like drawing comparisons a lot. But this feature is not meant to go “What’s Hot, and What’s Not”. Instead, it just really pleases me to say that Hayao Miyazaki is one of the big guns in the world of digital film and animation today, and he doesn’t rely on big thrills or shoot-em-ups to garner fans of his works from all over the world.

If your idea of a Taiwanese film veers toward that of art house fare, then think again. Of the two Taiwanese movies which are released here in close succession, one next week with Au Revoir Taipei, and this one which is executive produced by Hou Hsiao-hsien and already screening, both showing plenty of promise in mixing mainstream sentimentalism with art house production values.

New film festival Singafest has been cancelled before its first edition in September. It was to have been held from 4-8 September at The Screening Room in Singapore’s Ann Siang Road. It had planned to screen 30 titles over the five day event. >> Read the full story here via Film Business Asia Copyright © Film Business Asia

Come 1 August, visitors to the Singapore Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo can look forward to a smorgasbord of colourful sights and sounds, reflecting the rich diversity of the Singapore media scene.

RESPIRATOR (CURATOR’S PICK) Michael Tay | Mandarin | 19 mins | NC16

In building a full-fledged 3D team and studio, Hong Kong film director Tsui Hark has spent two years learning from foreign experts, trying to overcome the challenges of filming in 3D.