8th Kyoto HISTORICA International Film Festival

Date: 2 – 13 November 2016

Location: Kyoto (The Museum of Kyoto)

Guest: Roger Garcia, Shobu Yarlagadda, Masato Harada, Tetsuo Harada

Screening: The Golden Era, The Grandmaster, Baahubali: The Beginning, Kakekomi, The Tiger

Partners: Kyoto HISTORICA International Film Festival

Asian Cinerama was a flagship film screening series of the AFA Academy with the objective of bringing Asian films that have rarely or never been seen by certain regional audiences. In 2016, the Academy presented several premiere screenings of Asian films at the Kyoto HISTORICA International Film Festival (KHIFF, Japan, November 2 to 13, 2016).

With the KHIFF, Asian Cinerama had a successful Opening with a presentation of AFA-winning films The Golden Era (dir. Ann Hui) and The Grandmaster (dir. Wong Kar-wai). There were altogether five commercially and critically successful Asian period films brought by the AFA Academy to illustrate the important role of the period film genre and the changing styles of period films with the rapid advancement of filmmaking techniques and technologies. Guests that attended the KHIFF in the past includes Palme d’Or nominated MIIKE Takashi (Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai, Straw Shield) and Golden Lion nominated OSHII Mamoru (Ghost in the Shell, The Sky Crawlers).

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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