- Asian cinema
"Asian cinema" refers to the film industries and films produced in the continent of
Asia. More commonly however, it is used to refer to the cinema of Eastern, Southeastern, South Asia, Afghanistan, and Iran.
West Asians are thought of as Middle Eastern, and thus are not classified as Asian cinema, although Iranand Afghanistanare often included. [ [http://www.unesco.org/courier/2000_10/uk/doss0.htm The rage for Asian cinema ] ] [ [http://www.horschamp.qc.ca/9709/offscreen_columns/asian.hot.html asian-hot ] ] [ [http://www.littleindia.com/news/123/ARTICLE/1311/2005-10-15.html Asian Cinema Steams Up ] ] [ [http://www.hindu.com/2005/09/27/stories/2005092703691300.htm The Hindu : National : Focus on Asian cinema at festival ] ] North Asiais dominated by Siberian Russia, and is thus considered European cinema. Central Asia is usually grouped with the Middle East. East Asian cinema is typified by the cinema of Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwanand Korea, including the Japanese animeindustry and martial artsaction films of Hong Kong. South East Asian cinema is typified by the cinema of Thailandand other South East Asian countries. Central Asian and Southern CaucasusCinema is typified by Iran and Tajikistan. West Asian cinema is typified by Turkish cinemaand Cinema of Israel. Bollywood, the film industry of India, is the biggest in the world in terms of tickets sold and films made. It makes action films, adventure films, romantic films, comedies, horror films and many other types. Mainly 'Masala' films are made here.
Sandeep Marwahproducer of 1000 short films
Central Asian and Southern Caucasus Film Festivals Confederation
The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema
Notable Asian film directors:
Nuri Bilge Ceylan(Turkey)
* [http://dir.asian-cinema.net/ Asian Cinema Directory] - Asian cinema link directory
Asian Academy Of Film & Television www.aaft.com
* [http://www.asiasociety.org/podcasts/subscribe.html Asia Society: The Cinema Scene] - regular podcast program containing news, reviews and interviews related to Asian Film
* [http://www.acdrifter.com Asian Cinema Drifter] - Website dedicated to Asian cinema reviews
* [http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=12973§ionid=351020105 Article: Iranian director to head Asian Film Academy] at Press TV
* [http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=005884908179894010258%3A5y2mthyiyoo Asian Cinema Search] at Google Co-op
* [http://www.loveasianfilm.com LoveAsianFilm.com] - LoveAsianFilm.com - Celebrating Asian Cinema
* [http://filmasia.blogspot.com Film Asia] - Film Asia - The Latest Asian Movies Synopsis
* [http://www.btasia.org BTasia.org] - Asian bittorrent community - Asian movies, TV series and more.
* [http://www.aboutallmovies.com AboutAllMovies.com] - About All Movies - All about asian movies, films, cinema.
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