Idols. We love to love them, we love to hate them. However, before China’s scene exploded with musical acts, there were the traditional stars. Those that got to where they are not only because of hard work, but also for their vocal ability, talent writing their music, and their natural charisma.
This year was the festival’s 20th anniversary, so it was supposed to be a good one. Looking at the movie list, I must say that they didn’t disappoint. There was a great mix of movies from all over the world, although Africa was underrepresented and Asia got a bigger representation.
There is no doubt that fandom is one of the world’s most organized and loyal social gatherings ever. If there is something in form of music, books, films or television; there is always someone that loves and adores that genre with an enormous passion. There is always something to be admired and fans are born.
IndieScreenings.net is a website that allows you to “hire” a film, show it, and keep the cash. But if you are on the other side of the business, it allows you to get the film you’ve made and let people around the world screen it.
The recent release of BoA’s English debut, and Utada Hikaru’s 3rd English release switched on my rant button, and prompted me to search for articles on why non-English artists must release music in the language, and oftentimes ditch their native tongue, to get into their market.