Transnational screen productions or transnational cinema presents newer ways of looking at cultures around the world. As Rivi (2007) presents it also provides a way to look at older movies, and the ways of thinking that were employed then. It serves as an intellectual connection between the cultures, traditions of present times and also enables the audience to understand their own culture and ways of thinking in the past times. The flows of cultural production are more fluid and less marginalized than they were before. In the past there were only distinctions such as that of East meets west. However the flows of cultural production at present are more global. They are actually more complex as they incorporate from different ethnicities. Screen production at one end adopt techniques such as the music of the eastern world, the use of musical instruments that are not familiar to their target audience, and at another end weave the ethnicity in the plots. Cultural production and exchange has indeed become more complex in retrospective. There is a cultural globalization and hybridity in the way that media operates (Kraidy, 2002). This is also seen in the screen productions.
In the recent few years the concept of transnational production in cinema has been gaining popularity. Movies like Babel are a perfect example of transnational movies. In these movies the technological resources were used from different countries. Technological resources vary in countries based on what they want to be represented to the audience. Some countries might be more focused on the music and artistic sections and others might be focused on more philosophical broodings. So based on the same the technology used sets apart what the culture conveys or rather what they ‘culture’ to be conveyed is. Apart from this in the movie ‘Babel’ the story line is set in a Moroccan background. There is a fusion in the movies between the American Culture and the Moroccan culture (What is Transnational Cinema, 2015). This cinematic fusion was welcomed by the critiques. Some of the other movies in this category are Hell boy, Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Harry Potter series etc. There has been a whole new crop of movies in the recent years that were commercial hits. When movies like this attempt to amalgamate and include different notions a whole new perspective is gained (Kumaravadivelu, 2008). Film festivals celebrate the different movies from different countries across the world. These kinds of film festivals are held annuals in places like Cannes, Sundance, London, Toronto etc. These places celebrate the successful transnational movies as well.