But this imagination has been seen lacking slightly last year. The New Vision Award was handed over to no one, and there were only 11 films in the competition category – down by more than half from 29 in 2017. In fact, the film festival did not screen a single short film in its fourth edition in 2014, as every entries fell by the wayside in the early round. Before the call for entries for this year’s Wathann Film Festival closes on June 1, Metro looks back at the festival’s eight-year history and highlights 10 award-winning short films and documentaries. Perhaps with this inspiration, we can look forward again to seeing film creations that will spring up from the unbounded imagination. 10. Ok I’m fine The Wathann Film Festival has served as a launch pad for the superstars of tomorrow. After winning the best actor award with the short film, the child actor Pyae Pyae shot to stardom. She recently earned a central role in a blockbuster horror, The Only Mom, a … [Read more...] about Top 10 films from the Wathann Film Festival
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Mon., May 13, 2019 MONDAY Magic Mike XXL with Phoebe Robinson Watch this if: You want some movie beefcake with a Dope Queen on the side The freewheeling follow-up to Steven Soderbergh’s 2012 sleeper hit about a fun-loving crew of male strippers led by a never-beefier Channing Tatum, Magic Mike XXL is one of the decade’s few Hollywood sequels to elicit the same love and loyalty as the original. And you’ll find few bigger fans of it than Phoebe Robinson, the comedian, actor and co-host of the equally well-cherished and reliably hilarious podcast 2 Dope Queens. She’s in town to introduce a screening and sign copies of her recent book Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay. (TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W.) —Jason Anderson Article Continued Below TUESDAY Ill Met By Moonlight Watch this if: You think Shakespeare needs to be messed with. The summer season of Shakespeare is upon us, but kick yours off with an eclectic … [Read more...] about Seven things to do in Toronto this week
The idea of holding digital elections is picking up steam following reports that dozens of election workers died of reported extreme fatigue during and after organizing the nation’s first-ever concurrent elections, billed by many as “the world’s most complex”. While it is hard to determine if the April 17 general elections directly caused the deaths, a consensus has been reached that the current election system — in which five different paper-based elections are held on a single day — has to be changed. One of the proposed changes is for Indonesia to apply e-voting to make elections less complicated. The proposal, however, remains controversial, with lawmakers saying that even after so many election-related deaths, e-voting still seems like a distant dream. The controversy revolves around the question of whether Indonesia — an archipelago with a population of more than 250 million people — is ready for … [Read more...] about Can e-voting solve Indonesia’s election woes?