Jan 042012
Japan - Teen film from Vietnam against HIV/AIDS discrimination wins first prize at Asia student film festival

Three teenagers from central Vietnam won top prize at the Asia Student Film Festival in Japan with a short film that sends a message against HIV/AIDS discrimination. Seventh graders Phan Thi Thuy Dung and Trinh Lan Phuong, and eighth grader Vo Tuan Quang made the three-minute film with help from their literature teacher Pham Thi Phong at [...]

Jan 042012
USA - 'Thrilling' nomination for transgender actor

When Film Independent announced its nominees for the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards last month, it may have just made history. Harmony Santana, a transgender actor, was nominated in the category for Best Supporting Female for her performance in “Gun Hill Road”, writer/director Rashaad Ernesto Green’s tale of a father who comes home from jail to discover that his [...]

Dec 232011
Philippines - Independent film on HIV/AIDS awareness part of Metro Manila Film Festival

Hired by the DOH (Department of Health) to do a documentary for their HIV/AIDS awareness program, Gil Bustamante (Jake Cuenca) is a young filmmaker. Using San Lazaro Hospital as a backdrop, he weaves a tale that combines various stories of people infected with the virus. Among those having their story told are heterosexuals, homosexuals, prostitutes, [...]