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
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.
Hong Kong We were grateful to see a full house for opening film Longman Leung’s Anita screening.
Helsinki The programme is opened with Berlin Grand Jury Prize winner, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy!
Warsaw Five excellence Asian filmmakers had joined the interview from Warsaw Five Flavours Asian Film Festival and shown their films!
Hong Kong The programme is opened with Wet Season by a Singaporean director Anthony CHEN. He also join the after-screening sharing session!