With its roots in the Asian Film Awards, which celebrates excellence in Asian cinema and recognizes film talents for the long-term positive development of Asian film industry and culture, the Asian Film Awards Academy was established to extend and strengthen the function of the Awards as a major Asian film development entity. With the vision of continuously elevating the art and recognition of Asian films to new levels regionally and internationally, apart from presenting the Awards, the AFA Academy has also been actively launching a multitude of year-round initiatives including masterclasses, regional screenings, and professional development and mentorship programs, and strategies for building regional and international audiences.
- To highlight, publicize and connect the achievements of Asian cinema to the world;
- To raise awareness of the wide and deep influences of Asian cinema and its heritage;
- To nurture the growth and sustainability of Asian cinema;
- To introduce and build productive links among Asian and international film entities and talents;
- To enhance the ties among Asian and international film professionals and audiences; and to nurture emerging Asian film talents and educate the future generations on Asian cinema.