Film

Can one team change a country’s mindset?

This is the opening statement in the new rugby league documentary that will soon premiere in PNG.

A powerful and inspiring film, Power Meri follows the journey of the PNG Orchids from inception to the world stage.

Through the voices of pioneering players from the inaugural 2017 squad, viewers will get an in-depth look at these women’s humble beginning, their passion in the game of rugby league and challenges faced as female athletes in a male-dominated sport.

Madang hosts 9th PNG Human Rights Film Festival

The films shown over the three-day programme, embodied the Festival’s theme, “Stand up today to change tomorrow”.

Audience members were challenged to consider their individual responsibilities to respect human rights and to take action to address human rights issues facing Madang, and PNG.

The festival included films on forced evictions, sorcery accusation related violence, and a film on renowned PNG singer, the late Moses Tau.

International Short Film Festival 2018

This year’s film festival celebrates people in a positive and inspiring way. It narrates stories of young people who face challenges and struggles of life with courage and faith is a wonderful way to communicate values and hope. 

Films from all over the world have been shortlisted to be screened during this international short film festival (ISFF18) entitled: Youth alive! Celebrating Life and Love.  Short films produced during the Media Education Seminars conducted will also be screened. 

Whitney Houston was 'sexually abused', film claims

Houston's half-brother Gary Garland-Houston and her assistant, Mary Jones, both made the claims against Dee Dee, who died in 2008.

The film, Whitney, is directed by Scottish filmmaker Kevin Macdonald.

Dee Dee Warwick is the younger sister of soul singer Dionne Warwick and was the niece of Houston's mother.

Whitney debuted in Cannes on Wednesday night.

The Warwick family has been contacted for comment by the BBC.

Bryant's film nominated for Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday that the Los Angeles Lakers legend's short film, "Dear Basketball," is one of five nominees for this year's Best Animated Short award.

The film was put together by illustrator Glen Keane as an animated version of the letter Bryant wrote to announce his retirement.

"What?? This is beyond the realm of imagination," Bryant posted on Twitter in response to the nomination.

British film crew captures GBV agenda in Pom

Cole and his crew, Luke Jacobs (Director of Photography), Thomas McMahon (Camera Assistant) and Nicholas Jon Davie (Sound Recordist) were in Port Moresby for a 10-day video shoot with the women and child rights organisation, Equal Playing Field.

The film crew were focused on understanding some of the drivers of gender-based violence in Port Moresby’s urban communities.

Inside the Fast & Furious arena show

The show will bring film sequences to life in an arena, as well as bring in new elements.

It will debut in London at the O2 in January 2018 before a four-year world tour.

"I just took a few weeks off work and wrote the whole show," writer and creative director Roland French tells Newsbeat.

"I always believed Fast & Furious would make an incredible live show.

"Nobody had asked me to write it."

The Aussie company behind THAT epic Game of Thrones scene

That was the reality for hundreds of staff at Australian visual effects firm Iloura, who were tasked with bringing to life a key battle scene in the latest season of the global phenomenon.

WARNING: IF YOU'RE NOT UP-TO-DATE ON GAME OF THRONES, THERE ARE SPOILERS AHEAD.

The epic scene in episode four, called The Loot Train, was brought to life by hundreds of staff over seven months.

They added fire, smoke, horses and people to hundreds of shots — though a different firm handled the dragons.

Charlize Theron shines in sexy, violent, beautiful Atomic Blonde

An action thriller of hyper-stylised visuals and a catchy 80s soundtrack, it raises your heartbeat to fight-or-flight levels.

It's also a film that reflects a pattern in Charlize Theron's career, a kind of bratty rejoinder to the demure beauty she embodies as the face of a Dior perfume.

Set in Berlin on the eve of the collapse of Soviet communism, it's the story of MI6 operative Lorraine Broughton (Theron), who is sent to track down a defecting Stasi spy (Eddie Marsan) in possession of a file that could blow the cover of the entire allied spy network in East Germany.

Bend It Like Beckham 15 years on: Inspiring women's football

You would be wrong for thinking Keira Knightley's career is the only one to be launched by the 2002 film.

"That was the film for girls to watch to inspire them to play football," says England's Alex Greenwood.

It certainly inspired the 23-year-old. Her country takes on France in the quarter-finals of Euro 2017 on Sunday.

The Liverpool defender caught up with Newsbeat shortly before flying to the Netherlands.

"I love that film," says Alex. "I mean I watch it back now and it's a little bit cringe but it was the film to watch."