1-15th Asian Film Award Best Director

Outstanding directors from all over Asia supported Asian films with a passion for film

Film directors from all over Asia, regardless of gender or nationality, build relationships with each other by films, and compete for the Best Director with gripping films at the Asian Film Awards. Directors now walk from behind the scenes to the front, to win the glory not only for themselves, but also for the local film industry. All along, the judges’ and the audiences’ love have been inspiring directors to continue to produce better works. At the Asian Film Awards, outstanding directors from all over Asia supported Asian films with a passion for film. Winning the Best Director award would be an unforgettable memory for them.


ZHANG Yimou / One Second / The 15th Best Director
WANG Xiaoshuai / So Long, My Son / The 14th Best Director
LEE Chang-dong / Burning / The 13th Best Director
ISHII Yuya / The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue / The 12th Best Director
NA Hong-jin / The Wailing / The 11th Best Director
HOU Hsiao-hsien / The Assassin / The 10th Best Director
Ann HUI / The Golden Era / The 9th Best Director
WONG Kar Wai / The Grandmaster / The 8th Best Director
KITANO Takeshi / Outrage Beyond / The 7th Best Director
Asghar FARHADI / A Separation / The 6th Best Director
LEE Chang-dong / Poetry / The 5th Best Director
LU Chuan / City of Life and Death / The 4th Best Director
KORE-EDA Hirokazu / Still Walking / The 3rd Best Director
LEE Chang-dong / Secret Sunshine / The 2nd Best Director
JIA Zhangke / Still Life / The 1st Best Director

Don’t forget to follow our social media page for the upcoming 16th Asian Film Awards! And the nominees list will be released on 6th of January.


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