2018 Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival remains one of the most prominent film festivals in the world. First established as a bulwark against the cultural institutions of the regimes of Hitler and Mussolini, Cannes continues to hold a defining role within world cinema.

The 2018 Asian American International Film Festival

“The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), presented by Asian CineVision, is the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to films by and about Asians and Asian Americans.

World Cinema Resources

Helpful links to better understand World Cinema

Chapter 10: Polyvalent world cinema

The final chapter, on polyvalence, is an equally significant step in a course on world cinema

Chapter 8: National formations

The transformative effect of globalization has radically redefined the status of the nation as a relevant economic, political, and cultural unit instead giving currency to the terms ‘world,’ ‘global,’ and ‘transnational’ in descriptions of the current geopolitical map

Chapter 7: Asian cinema

Multiple cinemas of Asian countries–China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and other East Asian countries–are often discussed in film studies under the rubric of ‘Asian cinema.’

Chapter 6: African cinema and Nollywood

Nollywood, the video-film industry from Nigeria, emerged on the scene in the early 1990s, when film industries around the world were going through major transformations of economy, production, and ideology.

Chapter 5: Indian cinema and Bollywood

For nearly four decades, Indian cinema has been a strong presence on the world stage largely due to the strength of its numbers alone.

Chapter 4: Film festivals and world cinema

Chapter 4 addresses the most salient feature of world cinema after the 1980s: the global boom and influence of international film festivals, which have become one of the biggest growth industries.

Chapter 3: Film production and finance

Chapter 3 offers an account of the main production models around the world

Chapter 2: Watching world cinema

Chapter 2 traces different, and unevenly developed, practices and habits of watching films around the world

Chapter 1: What is world cinema?

Chapter 1 offers a conceptual framework that navigates existing and emerging ideas in the field of world cinema, situated firmly in the context of its world literature and world music precedents.