We present a list of five Asian Film Festivals you cannot miss this September 2017.
We start this list with the Aichi International Women’s Film Festival that will take place from September 6th – 10th, in Nagoya (Aichi Prefecture), Japan. The festival objective is to support the advancement of women in society and promotes international exchange between women, it also shows works from female directors and organize symposiums and seminars which provide opportunities for participants to exchange their opinions. This year the Opening Film will be 29+1 by Kearen Pang (Hong Kong | 2017 – 111 min.)
Aichi International Women’s Film Festival
Dates: September 6th – 10th, 2017
Later we fly to South Korea for the 9th Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival that will take place from September 12th – 17th, 2017 in the advance city of Seoul. The festival aim is to take make innovative visual culture that everyone can enjoy and imagine, beyond watching movies. This festival showcase the best short films from across Asia so I am sure you will have a nice experience.
After that we go back to Japan for the “Focus on Asia” Fukuoka International Film Festival that will take place from September 15th – 24th, 2017 in Fukuoka (Fukuoka Prefecture). The festival objective is to promote an understanding of Asia and Asian cultural exchange through motion pictures. It also help to introduce excellent Asian films to the world and discover and foster new cinematic talents. Finally it contribute to the creation of a “creative city of entertainment” by putting together new functions and features to promote city activity, business matching events and human resource development.
Later we catch on with the 9th DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival will take place from September 21st – 28th, 2017 in the city of Goyang & Paju (South Korea). The festival that takes places in the Korean Demilitarize Zone (DMZ) aims to present documentaries with the themes of peace, reconciliation and coexistence and to promote the documentary genre as a means of communication. This year the opening film will be Old Marine Boy by Jin Mo-young (South Korea | 2017 – 86 min.)
At the same time we have the Binisaya Film Festival that will take place from September 22nd – 30th, 2017 in the city of Cebu, Philippines. The festival or cultural movement as the organizers defines it, aims to show the region that their culture can be elevated to the big screen. “Binisaya” is the term in the VisMin region for folk medicine. The plan for this year is to bring the films that have been exposed abroad and in Manila back to Cebu.
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