Low-budget films make waves in Asia

Independent directors in the Philippines are turning tales of woe into international triumphs.

    Asia's largest film festival has come to a close in a South Korean city, wrapping up with greater focus on independent filmmakers.

    There were 103 world premieres at this year's Pusan International Film Festival, many of them low-budget arthouse films that traditionally have had difficulty finding an audience.

    In the Philippines, the rise of digital technology has fuelled a return to filmmaking led by a growing breed of independent directors who are turning tales of woe into international triumphs.

    Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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