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POP AYE, the debut feature film of Singaporean filmmaker Kirsten Tan, will make its World Premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. This marks the first time a feature film from Singapore will compete at Sundance, and 16 years since the last feature film from Singapore was selected. The Sundance Film Festival takes place January 19-29 with screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah. The Sundance Film Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground breaking films of the past three decades, including Boyhood, Beasts …
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For the second year, Asia’s most anticipated annual digital creator awards show, WebTVAsia Awards 2016 makes a spectacular return on 26 November 2016 with K-pop mega stars, SNSD (Girls’ Generation) and Japan’s global viral sensation Piko Taro. They will headline an all-star line-up of over 500 leading artistes, digital creators and entertainment industry leaders from 12 countries in Asia. The awards ceremony is organised and hosted by WebTVAsia, a digital media and entertainment company that develops, produces, markets and distributes content across multiple digital platforms. “The WebTVAsia Awards, with the theme, “Celebrate Asia” is more than an awards show. It …
48 Hour Film Horror Project 2016

For the very first time in Singapore! Get ready for a Spooky Challenge on the weekend of 21 – 23 October 2016 The best film wins SGD1,000 in CASH and will screen at Filmapalooza 2017. Are you ready to make a horror film in only 48 hours? Do you like to be scared? Do you love Hitchcock? Resurrect the zombies, bring on the fake blood and the rumbling undercurrent sound effect and get ready for a weekend you won’t forget. Come and compete to see who can make the best horror short film in only 48 hours. Registration Fees: Regular: …
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Back in the spring, you might remember that we called attention to the fact that Netflix‘s library of movies and television shows had shrunk significantly in the past two years. In fact, statistics pointed out that the streaming services entire catalog had decreased by 31.7% during that time. The reason for this, in addition to increased competition from the likes of Hulu, Amazon and other content-streaming services, was Netflix’s push to keep their library of original programming growing. Now we have word that it’s only going to get worse. In a conference call with investors at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia …
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Film and TV facilities group, Pinewood Studios has opened a Beijing representative office. It is to be headed by Amanda Halliday, who becomes senior VP, Pinewood China. The move comes in response to a growing demand in the flourishing Chinese film industry, for Pinewood’s services in the fields of studio design and build, production services including post production, content development, marine services, education and training, the company said. “Pinewood has been working in China for a number of years and we have forged some strong relationships with film companies, content producers and games developers. A permanent presence in China is …
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Prisma’s migration to video was inevitable. Pretty much anything you can do to a still image you will eventually be able to do to a video image; it’s just a question of how long it’ll take for software and hardware to catch up. Or, if you are the band Drive Like Maria, you can decide not to wait and to push your music video through an app only designed for still image processing. Prisma, if you haven’t heard of it, has been getting a lot of attention lately, and it might be behind some of the images you’ve seen on …