16 Dec 2021
India was recently gripped by a controversy involving the family of one of its most famous actors, Shahrukh Khan. In October 2021, Khan's son was arrested for alleged narcotics consumption. But according to his lawyer, there was no evidence of any wrongdoing. Many Indians believe the arrest was in fact orchestrated by India's Hindu nationalist government as a way of targeting the actor. In recent years, the government has become increasingly hostile towards some members of the country's powerful film industry. Our correspondents report.
5 Sep 2021
From the Venice Film Festival, critic Emma Jones speaks to Eve Jackson about the event’s most anticipated movies, including Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in "Spencer" and Pedro Almodovar's "Parallel Mothers", starring Penelope Cruz. In the studio, critic Lisa Nesselson tells us about two new movies out in French cinemas: "France" with Léa Seydoux and the erotic and mysterious Japanese film "Drive My Car".
6 Jan 2021
Nigerian animation film, Lady Buckit and the Motley Mopsters (LBMM), recently hit the screens in a bid to promote indigenous storytelling and diversify Africa's largest film industry, Nollywood. The movie is set in the heart of the country’s first discovered oilfield site Oloibiri, and tells the tale of a self-indulgent girl who learns to navigate the intricacies of unconventional friendships and personal growth with the help of mythical creatures.
9 Dec 2020
NFVCB seeks collaboration with French embassy to improve film industry
21 Jul 2019
China enjoys an enormous film industry, but box office totals are actually heading for their first annual decline in at least 10 years. Potential summer hits that might have actually come to the rescue have been cancelled with no explanation.
18 May 2019
From May 10 to June 10, 2019, Del-York Academy, in partnership with the University of Southern California, will host a workshop to provide young prodigies with the skills required for working in today’s film industry.
4 May 2017
Nigeria plans to increase film production by 15 percent annually by 2020. But can the film industry achieve this target and what needs to be done?