Asian Film Awards Academy Presents: Asian Cinerama Roadshow at Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2018
October 23, 2018 |  HONG KONG

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Asian Film Awards Academy Presents:

Asian Cinerama Roadshow at Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2018

23 October 2018 (Tuesday) HONG KONG: Following the success last year, the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) is working again with Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (HKAFF) again this year to present AFAA’s flagship film roadshow – Asian Cinerama (the programme). Financially supported by Create Hong Kong and the Film Development Fund of the Hong Kong SAR Government, Asian Cinerama will take place in four cinemas, including Palace ifc, Broadway Cinematheque, Broadway THE ONE and MOViE MOViE Cityplaza from 6 to 25 November.

The programme will open with Cities of Last Things, directed by Taiwanese Director HO Wi-ding, a neo-noir mystery-drama told intriguingly in reverse; and close with Last Letter, Japanese Director IWAI Shunji’s Chinese-language debut with a transcendent love story. Other outstanding Asian films that will showcase at the programme include: the Cannes competition title, Asako I & II, Director HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke follows his five-hour opus Happy Hour with a stirring and dreamy romantic drama that comes with a provocative Vertigo-esque twist; master filmmaker Lee Chang-doo returns with one of the year ‘s most anticipated films, Burning, express Lee’s angry indictment on class disparity in contemporary South Korea by this smoldering mysterious film; second feature film of Indian Director Amit V Masurkar, Newton, is a subversive and darkly funny satire about the state of democracy in India.

Director HO Wi-ding, actress HSIEH Chang-ying and actor Stone from Cities of Last Things, Director Iwai Shunji from Last Letter and Director HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke from Asako I & II will attend post screening Q&A sessions. Below is the detailed schedule:


Film Title

1st Screen

2nd Screening


Cities of Last Things

9 Nov | 19:35*

9 Nov | 21:35*

10 Nov | 14:00*

Last Letter

25 Nov | 17:30*

18 Nov | 19:25*

Asako I & II

16 Nov | 19:20*

17 Nov | 17:10*


11 Nov | 21:30

19 Nov | 21:20


15 Nov | 19:30

15 Nov | 21:50

*Filmmakers Attend


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About Asian Film Awards Academy

In 2013, three main Asian film festivals – Busan, Hong Kong and Tokyo – joined together to create the non-profit organization, the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) to promote and develop Asian cinema and its talents. AFAA highlights, strengthens and develops Asian film industry and culture through the annual Asian Film Awards, and with financial support from Create Hong Kong and Film Development Fund of the Hong Kong SAR Government, several year-round initiatives for building regional and international audiences such as the Masterclass Series, Journey to the Fest, Asian Cinerama, Young Film Professionals Program and Film Craft Workshop.

About Create Hong Kong

Create Hong Kong is a dedicated office set up under the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on 1 June 2009 to lead, champion and drive the development of the creative economy in Hong Kong. It co-ordinates Government policy and effort regarding creative industries, focuses Government resources for the promotion and speeding up of the development of creative industries in Hong Kong, and works closely with the trade to boost the development of creative industries.

About Film Development Fund

The Film Development Fund was first set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 1999 to fund projects and activities which contribute towards the development of the Hong Kong film industry, including part-financing small-to-medium budget film productions; enhancing efforts to promote Hong Kong films in the Mainland and overseas; enhancing initiatives to train talents in various aspects of film production and distribution; and enhancing the interest and appreciation of Hong Kong films by the local audience.

Asian Film Awards

Celebrate the excellence in Asian cinema through the annual presentation of awards to talents and films, the Awards night is a spectacular gathering of stars, celebrities, industry professionals and the media that highlights and publicizes the year’s achievements in Asian movies.

Masterclass Series

Collaborate with overseas film festivals and/or cultural organizations, the Masterclass Series presents Asian filmmakers in on-stage conversation which are open to the public to raise awareness and knowledge of Asian cinema and some of its key players.

Journey to the Fest

Offer Hong Kong and other Asian students of film and media-related disciplines the opportunity to develop their skills and enrich their outlook and network with their peers from around the world at major international film festivals and markets. Attending students will participate in festival events, talks and screenings.

Asian Cinerama

Promote Hong Kong and Asian films to international audiences through film roadshows held in Hong Kong and overseas film festivals. The screenings of Asian films overseas will help develop regional film industries and markets of Asia.

Young Film Professionals Training Program

Offer overseas training opportunities and short-term work placements for early and mid-career Hong Kong film professionals in their respective disciplines, allow them to develop relationships, exchange ideas and experience with overseas film professionals.

Film Craft Workshop

Invite overseas film professionals to Hong Kong to conduct talks on film crafts at different venues such as festivals and educational institutions, and partner with Hong Kong film professionals on their respective field for on-stage in-depth discussions open to the public.