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“On Happiness Road” Beautifully Embodies Taiwan’s Existential Malaise


This animated movie perfectly captures Taiwan’s struggles—both in its story and behind the scenes.

HBO Announces Third Asian Pacific American Visionaries Competition for 2018-2019


The US premium network deepens Asian-American outreach with another iteration of its leading short film competition—submissions close November 14, 2018.

Trailer: Chinese WWII Drama “Unbreakable Spirit” Premieres Aug 2018, Starring Bruce Willis


Formerly known as "The Bombing", "Unbreakable Spirit" dramatizes Chinese resistance to Japanese bombings during WWII.

Second Iteration of Asian Brilliant Stars Announces Winners in Berlin


Feng Xiaogang's "Youth" tops second iteration of pan-Asian awards ceremony held amidst the Berlin International Film Festival.

Asian Brilliant Stars movie award program launches second edition


The 2nd iteration of Asian Brilliant Stars includes more award categories, renowned jury members like Kim Ki-duk, and popular films from outside China.

Trailer: Monkey King 3 – Kingdom of Women set for February 16, 2018 release


The latest member of Cheang Pou-soi's Monkey King film series will hit Chinese theaters early 2018.

Trailer: Feng Xiaogang’s latest movie “Youth” premieres Sep 30, 2017


Famed Chinese director Feng Xiaogang is back with a coming-of-age People's Liberation Army romance flick (yes, that's a thing).

Singaporean film “1400” to have UK theatrical screening on August 27, 2017


1400, an award-winning Singaporean romance movie, is set to have its UK theatrical premiere at London's renowned Picturehouse Central.

HBO announces second annual APA Visionaries short film competition for 2017-2018


This iteration's deadline for competition entries is November 1, 2017.