MAR | ASIAN FILM AWARDS
The 13th Asian Film Awards moved back to Hong Kong, with theme of Film Restoration, AFA13 highlighted the integral efforts of restoring classics to their former glory. Internationally renowned actress-director Joan CHEN serves as this year’s Jury President, and AFA is also enormously honored to have Academy Awards nominee WATANABE Ken as Celebrity Juror. “Shoplifters” directed by KORE-EDA Hirokazu won the Best Film, South Korean director LEE Chang-dong received the Lifetime Achievement Awards and won the Best Director with his newest work “Burning”, and Chinese Director JIA Zhangke won the Best Screenplay for “Ash is Purest White”. Assemble of three Asian auteurs had made one of the most valuable moment for the Awards Film Awards.
JUN | YOUNG FILM PROFESSIONALS
AFAA collaborated with L’Immagine Ritrovata, selected four young professionals who are interested in developing the field of film restoration to start a one-month internship and training at L’Immagine Ritrovata to experience complete restoration workflow through the use of photochemical and digital technologies.
OCT | ASIAN CINERAMA
Collaborate with Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, AFAA organized Asian Cinerama with presenting six outstanding Asian Films, total twelve screenings to audiences at HKAFF. The program has invited Taiwanese director Tom LIN, Malaysian actress Angelica LEE, Japanese actor-director ODAGIRI Joe and Hong Kong cinematographer Christopher Doyle to attend pre- and post-screening Q&A sessions.
NOV | ASIAN CINERAMA
AFAA collaborated with Asian Film Festival. Barcelona again to hold Asian Cinerama Program and presented nine Asian films which had been nominated for the 13th Asian Film Awards to local audiences. AFAA invited Hong Kong newcomer Crisel CONSUNJI to attend the film festival and Q&A sessions with her debut film “Still Human”.
NOV | ASIAN CINERAMA
AFAA continued the partnership with Five Flavours Asian Film Festival and selected six Asian Film Awards nominations in the Asian Cinerama program. AFAA invited Hong Kong director Fruit CHAN, Heiward MAK, screenwriter Jason LAM, Hong Kong newcomer Crisel CONSUNJI to attend the festival activities, Q&A sessions and interviews.
NOV | MASTERCLASS
It was the first time AFAA cooperate with Five Flavours Asian Film Festival on organizing the Masterclass with veteran Hong Kong director and producer Fruit CHAN. The festival featured a “Fruit CHAN Retrospective”, presented the audiences six works of the director. Fruit CHAN, screenwriter Jason LAM and producer Doris YANG had participated in the post-screening Q&As and shared his works, career, upcoming projects, casting of new talents and other aspects of filmmaking that have distinguished him as one of Hong Kong’s internationally recognized director.
NOV | JOURNEY TO THE FEST
In collaboration with Singapore International Film Festival for the first time, AFAA organized Students Visit: Journey to the Fest. Selected eleven undergraduate film studies students participate in the 30th Singapore International Film Festival and its opening ceremony, film screenings, seminars, workshops, etc., to understand Singapore and Asian film industry.
DEC | YOUNG FILM PROFESSIONALS
AFAA collaborated with Thailand post-production company White Light Post, selected two young professional who are working in film industry to start a three-month internship and training at White Light Post Bangkok office. White Light Post is a team processes excellent and mature post-production technology and has participated in a wide range of film projects, form commercials and TV dramas in Thailand to overseas film productions. They are familiar with “Pop Aye” and “Call Me By Your Name”.