Phnom Penh

6th Cambodia International Film Festival

Date: 4 – 10 December 2015

Location: Phnom Penh (Chaktomuk Theater, Bophana Centre, Major Cineplex Cambodia)

Guest: Roger Garcia, Clarence Tsui

Screening: Echoes of the Rainbow, The Beast Stalker and Dragon, The Lunchbox, Ilo Ilo, Cart, Bwakaw

Partners: Cambodia International Film Festival

To promote Asian cinema and expand its audience worldwide, the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFA Academy) presented a film roadshow programme titled Asian Cinerama at the 6th Cambodia International Film Festival (CIFF) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. In recent years, Cambodia sees a returning of its glorious days of filmmaking. With an honorary committee headed by Angelina Jolie and other heavyweights in Cambodian filmmaking, the CIFF is the most important international film festivals for local and overseas audiences and film industry professionals to build collaborative opportunities and gain exposure to inspire creativity.

We screened three Hong Kong films (Echoes of the Rainbow, The Beast Stalker and Dragon) and four other Asian films (The Lunchbox, Ilo Ilo, Cart and Bwakaw). All films are the first time showed in Cambodia.  We also arranged a panel discussion name “Asian Cinema’s Promoting Strategies for Regional and International Distribution” in this film festival.  The discussion process was very lively!

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!