14th Chennai International Film Festival

Date: 5 – 12 January 2017

Location: Chennai (Sathyam Cinemas, Casino Cinema)

Guest: Sam Ho

Screening: Bajirao Mastani, The Golden Era, That Demon Within, Dearest, Mr. Six, Fires on the Plain, Ode to My Father, Snap

Partners: Chennai International Film Festival

To promote Asian cinema and expand its audience worldwide, the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFA Academy) presented a film roadshow program titled Asian Cinerama at the 14th Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) in Chennai, India (Jan 5 to 12, 2017). Established in 2003, the CIFF was dedicated to presenting the best of international and Indian films to India and showcased the best of Tamil films to the world. Its eclectic sidebars presented over 150 films from over 50 countries: World Cinema, Retrospective, Tribute, Country Focus, Indian Panorama and Tamil Film Competition. Top Indian film celebrities that support and have attended the festival includes Amir Khan (3 Idiots, PK), Amitabh Bachchan, A R Rahman, Suhasini Maniratnam amongst others. The festival also presents awards to recognize outstanding film talents and works every year.

Other Asian Cinerama
Hong Kong Striving to connect cinephiles and filmmakers across different regions in Asia and expanding the Asian film market worldwide, we hope to facilitate diverse cultural consumption within the global community through the cinematic medium.
Dubai Asian Film Awards Academy has collaborated with Dubai independent cinema Cinema Akil for the first time to host the "Asian Cinerama: Hong Kong Film Festival" in Dubai from November 10th to 16th.
Tokyo 3 latest Hong Kong films and 2 classic works of Tony Leung were screened during the 36th Tokyo International Film Festival.
Hong Kong Eight outstanding nominated films of the 16th Asian Film Awards were screened in Hong Kong. The theatre was full for many sessions, and the atmosphere was hot!
Kuala Lumpur 7 Hong Kong films were premiered in Malaysia. Including the Asian premiere of director Keian Chui’s REMEMBER WHAT I FORGOT.
Jakarta Six Hong Kong films were shown in Indonesia. Showcase the rich and vibrant creativity of contemporary movies produced out of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Both opening and closing films of Asian Cinerama, Hokusai and Waiting for My Cup of Tea, made their Hong Kong premiere at the programme.
Warsaw The best film of the 15th Asian Film Awards "Wife of a Spy" had its grand premiere in Warsaw, and director Kiyoshi Kurosawa also participated in the online sharing session.
Toronto For the first time, Asian Cinerama was held in Toronto, allowing local audiences to watch different styles of Asian films.
Hawaii Over thousand audiences watched different Asian films through Asian Cinerama in Hawaii.

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