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Your primer to 'Folklore,' HBO's new Asian horror series

Oct 02, 2018 - 7:25 PM

HBO’s newest original series places the spotlight on Asia’s rich tradition of scary tales. Read about your newest binge watch – including some fun facts.

HOMEGROWN HORROR. HBO Asia’s horror anthology series ‘Folklore’ retells some the Asian region’s myths and superstitions for the modern era. The six-part first season features episodes from Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and South Korea. Pictured is a production still from the Thai episode directed by Pen-ek Ratanaruang. Photo courtesy of HBO Asia

When and where you can watch 'BuyBust' abroad

Jul 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Anne Curtis shares screening dates for viewers in South Korea, Canada, and the United States

BUYBUST. The film gets screenings in the US, South Korea, and Canada. Screenshot from

114 film tampil di Jogja NETPAC Asian Film Festival ke 12

Dec 02, 2017 - 11:49 PM

Ajang Jaff ke-12 juga dimanfaatkan sutradara Garin Nugroho untuk pamit dari festival itu

KOLABORASI. Penampilan kolaborasi seni berjudul Maskumambang di pembukaan JAFF 12 di Yogyakarta pada Jumat, 1 Desember. Foto oleh Dyah Ayu Pitaloka/Rappler

What you need to know about the Tingin ASEAN Film Festival

Oct 11, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The free film festival features movies from all over Southeast Asia

'Ang Babaeng Humayo' nominated for 3 Asian Film awards

Jan 12, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Charo Santos Concio is nominated for Best Actress in the movie Ang Babaeng Humayo while Lav Diaz is nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay

Director Lav Diaz (C), actress Charo Santos-Concio and actor John Lloyd Cruz attend the photocall of the movie "Ang Babaeng Humayo" (The Woman Who Left) presented in competition at the 73rd Venice Film Festival on September 9, 2016 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI

John Lloyd Cruz is first Southeast Asian Star Asia awardee at New York film fest

Jun 01, 2016 - 8:56 PM

John Lloyd is one of 3 honorees for the Star Asia award at the New York Asian Film Festival while Teri Malvar is set to receive a Screen International Rising Star Asia award

File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

SHORT FILM: 32 degrees Celsius fall in love

May 21, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Things get strangely heated up during an armed robbery

'Heneral Luna' earns nominations at Asian Film Awards 2016

Feb 04, 2016 - 2:51 PM

The movie earns nominations for John Arcilla as Best Actor and in the Best Production Design and Best Costume Design categories

Photo courtesy of Artikulo Uno


Jan 04, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Two survivors find humor in the dreary aftermath of a nuclear explosion

SHORT FILM: Fervent Wish (Mithi)

Jan 04, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Backpacker meets barrio lass – will there be a happily ever after?


Dec 28, 2015 - 12:40 AM

Things have a way of catching up with you

SHORT FILM: Unspoken Bond

Oct 10, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Will a cat make a good substitute for a baby?

SHORT FILM: Out of Sight

Oct 03, 2015 - 8:15 PM

A blind girl goes on an adventure off to a magical world

FULL LIST: Winners, Asian Film Awards 2015

Mar 25, 2015 - 11:14 PM

Check out the full list of winners below

LIAO FAN. He bags the Best Actor award for his role in the film 'Black Coal, Thin Ice.' Photo by Daniel Naupold/EPA

Lav Diaz nominated for Asian Film Award

Feb 27, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Diaz is nominated for Best Director for his film Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon From What Is Before

NOMINATED. The director joins the list of nominees for the Asian Film Awards for his film 'Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon'. Photo from Facebook/Lav Diaz

Viddsee launches app for Asian short films

Nov 13, 2014 - 2:04 PM

The Viddsee mobile app now available on iOS lets users pick from a curated weekly selection of Asian movies and short films

VIDDSEE ON IOS. Image from Viddsee.

'The Grandmaster' dominates Hong Kong Film Awards

Apr 14, 2014 - 11:24 AM

The action movie garnered major awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards for people behind The Grandmaster The film also recently did well at the recent Asian Film Awards held last March in Macau

'The Grandmaster' sweeps Asian Film Awards

Mar 28, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Despite winning 7 awards a somber mood hung over the film crew for the loss of their stuntman

THE GRANDMASTER. Winner of best film and best director Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai (R) and best actress winner Zhang Ziyi of China pose during the Asian Film Awards in Macau. Photo by Philippe Lopez/Agence France-Presse

Pinoy indie film 'Shift' wins big in Osaka Film Festival

Mar 17, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Shift starring musician Yeng Constantino wins the top prize at the 2014 Osaka Asian Film Festival

BEST PICTURE. A story about unconventional love wins the top prize at the Osaka International Film Festival. Screengrab from the film's Facebook

Will Eugene Domingo win Best Actress at Asian Film Awards?

Mar 14, 2014 - 2:14 AM

As the 8th Asian Film Awards AFA approaches Filipino viewers are eagerly awaiting news of another honor for the local film industry

EUGENE DOMINGO. The multi-talented actress is nominated for the Best Actress award at the upcoming 8th Asian Film Awards. Photo courtesy of AFA

Nora Aunor, Eddie Garcia win at Asian Film Awards

Mar 19, 2013 - 10:55 AM

Aunor is Best Actress for her role in Thy Womb while Garcia is Best Actor for Bwakaw

BEST ACTORS. Nora Aunor and Eddie Garcia bolster Pinoy pride after winning top acting honors at the 7th Asian Film Awards. Photo from 'Thy Womb' Facebook page