30 Brilliant Moments from the 16th edition of AFA

The Awards sparkle!
18 April 2023

Through the years, the AFA has been a place for Asian filmmakers’ reunion and solidarity. This year, the Awards returns in full, with robust line-up, and brings out the region’s stars.

 

The 16th edition has come to a close after celebrities and film-industry professionals assembled at the Hong Kong’s magnificent Palace Museum to celebrate the best of Asian Cinema. Every single one of the most iconic and memorable moment to grace 2023 Asian Film Awards, read ahead for the photos of great poeticism from the awards night. 

 
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Hong Kong and Southeast Asian Producers and Distributors Joint to Explore Opportunities in the Asian Film Industry The Asian Film Forum, organized by the Asian Film Awards Academy, invited distributors from Hong Kong, Cambodia and various Southeast Asian countries to discuss the development outlook of the Asian film market and explore opportunities for the overseas distribution of Hong Kong films.
The Dynamic Cityscapes of Hong Kong Films Exhibition in Phnom Penh! The Dynamic Cityscapes of Hong Kong Films exhibition is a celebration and demonstration of Hong Kong’s diverse landscapes, featuring re-creation of the most memorable Hong Kong sights that have been memorialised in recent Hong Kong films.
Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation Makes Historical Debut in Cambodia The teams of Twilight of the Warriors: Walled In, Out of the Shadow, and As It Burns attended the opening ceremony of the first-ever Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation in Cambodia. The Phnom Penh audience reacted enthusiastically, and the exhibition's meticulous recreation of the film scenes was a delightful surprise for everyone involved.
Asian Film Forum (Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation in Cambodia) The Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation in Cambodia will offer an exceptional lineup of film forum events. Don't miss it!
“Twilight of the Warriors: Walled In” to Open the First Ever Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation in Cambodia The inaugural Hong Kong Film Gala Presentation , to be held in Phnom Penh for the first time, is set to captivate audiences with a spectacular lineup of cinematic treasures.
The Journey to the Fest: Unforgettable Film Festival Experience in Jeonju, South Korea Students participated in the Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea for the first time. They attended screenings, festival activities, masterclass lectures, and exchanges with filmmakers and festival programmers from all over Asia.
Young Film Professionals Overseas Training Program: A Rewarding Trip to Beijing Two selected young film professionals went to Beijing Golden Cicada Film, the renowned sound post-production studio for a work placement in the sound department. This allowed participants to learn professional knowledge about film sound effects production and gain a deep understanding of the prospects and future of mainland China’s film industry.
Join Thai Superstar and AFA17 Youth Ambassador, Mario Maurer, on a Journey Through Hong Kong Films First time in collaboration with Hong Kong Tourism Board, we have featured Thai actor Mario Maurer, Youth Ambassador of the 17th Asian Film Awards, in a promotional video honoring Hong Kong cinema.
Participants: Join The Programme Made Me Eye-opening Both Hong Kong participants stated that by attending the "Young Film Professionals Programme" in Thailand, they were able to gain an in-depth understanding of the various post-production steps, which has also helped them set clearer goals for their future career development.
Sammo Hung to Aspiring Filmmakers: “Know Your Vision, Preserve Your Mind” Sammo Hung traveled to Singapore to attend the "Masterclass Series" events organized by the Asian Film Awards Academy, including screenings of two of his self-written and directed films — “Warriors Two” and "The Bodyguard,” a press conference, and the highlight, a masterclass session.

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