Asian Cinerama

To promote and recognize outstanding Asian cinematic works, the Asian Film Awards Academy joins hands with different film festivals from around the world to present its flagship film roadshow, Asian Cinerama, with the financial support of Create Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Film Development Fund. The objectives of Asian Cinerama are as follows: introduce great Asian films to people from all over the world, reach a wider audience, expand the film market within Asia, demonstrate the work environments of film industries in different countries and raise people’s awareness for this, promote cultural exchange and encourage audience to appreciate diversity through films.

 

Asian Cinerama was first introduced in 2015, where it has been successfully held in Hong Kong and overseas film festivals. World-wide moviegoers show enthusiasm for the programme by avidly participating in both online and offline screening. In all the years, AFAA has collaborated with numerous film festivals, including Pacific Meridian International Film Festival (Russia), QCinema International Film Festival (the Philippines), Cambodia International Film Festival (Cambodia), Kyoto HISTORICA International Film Festival (Japan), Hawaii International Film Festival (United States), Chennai International Film Festival (India), International Film Festival of Kerala (India), Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (Hong Kong), Warsaw Five Flavours Asian Film Festival (Poland), Asian Film Festival Barcelona (Spain), Helsinki International Film Festival (Finland) and Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Canada).

 

AFAA is honoured to have had Kiyoshi Kurosawa (director of Wife of Spy), the legendary martial arts actress Cheng Pei Pei, Iwai Shunji (director of Last Letter), HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke (director of Asako I & II), Ho Wi-ding (director of Cities of Last Thing), Odagiri Joe (director of They Say Nothing Stays the Same), Tom Lin (director of Starry Starry Night), Angelica Lee (actress of Starry Starry Night), Fruit Chan (director of Three Husbands), Anthony Chen (director of Wet Season), Andy Lo (director of Happiness), Jun Li (director of Drifting), Heiward Mak (producer of Mad World) and Lam Wing Sum (director of Soul Mate) to be the programme’s guests.

  • Hong Kong

    MOViE MOViE

    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

    15th Warsaw Five Flavours Asian Film Festival

    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

    25th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

    For the first time, Asian Cinerama was held in Toronto, allowing local audiences to watch different styles of Asian films.
  • Hawaii

    41st Hawaii International Film Festival

    Over thousand audiences watched different Asian films through Asian Cinerama in Hawaii.
  • Hong Kong

    18th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

    We were grateful to see a full house for opening film Longman Leung’s Anita screening.
  • Helsinki

    34th Helsinki International Film Festival

    The programme is opened with Berlin Grand Jury Prize winner, Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy!
  • Warsaw

    14th Warsaw Five Flavours Asian Film Festival

    Five excellence Asian filmmakers had joined the interview from Warsaw Five Flavours Asian Film Festival and shown their films!
  • Hong Kong

    Broadway Cinematheque

    The programme is opened with Wet Season by a Singaporean director Anthony CHEN. He also join the after-screening sharing session!
  • Warsaw

    13th Warsaw Five Flavours Asian Film Festival

    Six Asian films from different regions brought a different viewing experience to audiences in Poland and Europe.
  • Hong Kong

    16th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

    Odagiri Joe brought the first self-written and directed film ", They Say Nothing Stays the Same", and he went to Hong Kong to meet with the audience in person.
  • Barcelona

    7th Asian Film Festival Barcelona

    Asian Cinerama was successfully opened with AFA winning film Still Human, Crisel Consunji was attended to the post-screening sharing session!
  • Warsaw

    12th Warsaw Five Flavours Asian Film Festival

    Six films with different genres were selected to screen during Asian Cinerama in Warsaw Five Flavours Asian Film Festival.
  • Hong Kong

    15th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

    Asian Film Awards Academy is working again with Hong Kong Asian Film Festival to present Asian Cinerama!
  • Barcelona

    6th Asian Film Festival Barcelona

    Asian Cinerama was successfully ended with AFA nominated films Our Time Will Come in Barcelona.
  • Kerala

    22nd International Film Festival of Kerala

    First time cooperating with International Film Festival of Kerala, promoting 5 Asian films to Indian audiences with film professionals' sharing.
  • Warsaw

    11th Warsaw Five Flavours Asian Film Festival

    Six films were selected for screening on the first "Asian Cinerama" cooperated with Warsaw Five Flavours Asian Film Festival in Warsaw!
  • Hong Kong

    14th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

    First time collaborates with the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival in Hong Kong to screened 5 Asian Film Awards nominees movies!
  • Chennai

    14th Chennai International Film Festival

    Asian Film Awards Academy cooperated with Chennai International Film Festival to launch a screening program, Asian Cinerama.
  • Hawaii

    36th Hawaii International Film Festival

    We showed 8 different styles of Asian movies in Chennai, and the audience also enjoyed to watch those movies in the cinemas.
  • Kyoto

    8th Kyoto HISTORICA International Film Festival

    Asian Cinerama had a successful Opening with AFA winning films The Golden Era and The Grandmaster in Kyoto.
  • Phnom Penh

    6th Cambodia International Film Festival

    Three Hong Kong films with four other Asian films selected for screening and All films are the first time showed in Cambodia!
  • Quezon City

    3rd QCinema International Film Festival

    Five films selected by Asian Film Awards Academy are shown in the first Asian Cinerama cooperated with QCinema International Film Festival.
  • Vladivostok

    13th Pacific Meridian International Film Festival

    Six films come from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Korea, Japan and India and are all nominees or winners of the Asian Film Awards are shown in the first Asian Cinerama.