We present a list of Asian film festivals that will take place around the world (Australia, Germany, Spain, UK and USA) this October 2019.
23rd Japanese Film Festival in Australia
Dates: October 16th – December 1st, 2019
Place: Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Australia
The Japanese Film Festival in Australia (JFF) is presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney. The JFF started in 1997 with three free film screenings by former Festival Director Masafumi Konomi and is now one of the largest celebrations of Japanese films in the world.
In 2018, the Festival celebrated its 22nd year with an audience of 30,000 Australia-wide. The Festival has enjoyed great success over the years, with the opportunity to showcase a vast variety of cinematic delights from 35mm film classics to newly released titles currently screening in Japan. JFF brings out special guests from Japan for Q&A evenings and film screenings, as well as programs events for audiences to enjoy Japanese traditional and pop culture.
JFF Australia is part of JFF Asia-Pacific Platform initiated by The Japan Foundation Head Office based in Tokyo. This initiative aims to support and grow interest in Japanese films and cinema culture throughout the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia.
8th Project K – The Korean Film Festival
Dates: October 24th – 27th, 2019
Place: Frankfurt, Germany
Project K – The Korean Film Festival is an annual film festival that showcase the best Korean films to Germany filmgoers.
7th Asian Film Festival in Barcelona
Dates: October 30th – November 10th, 2019
Place: Barcelona, Catalonia
The festival proposes several cinematographic tours through the following sections: Official, Offi-cial Panorama, Discoveries, Netpac and Special, all for competition. For the second consecutive time, the festival hosts a selection of the 2018 Asian Film Awards, which is annually granted by the Asian Film Awards Academy with headquarters in Hong Kong; and finally the Retrospective Section, organised by the Japan Foundation and Filmoteca de Catalunya, which will be devoted to the Japanese film director Yasujirō Ozu.
4th London East Asian Film Festival
Dates: October 24th – November 3rd, 2019
Place: London, United Kingdom
The London East Asia Film Festival was established in 2015 as a non-profit arts organisation to champion the growing collaboration and diversity in East Asian filmmaking.
After an incredibly successful pre-festival in 2015, LEAFF’s 1st edition officially launched in 2016 on 20th October at ODEON Leicester Square with THE AGE OF SHADOWS (dir. Kim Jee-woon). 40 films were screened over 11 days at venues across central London, and ended with Closing Gala film, THREE (dir. Johnnie To).
LEAFF aims to champion the growing collaboration in East Asian filmmaking with a philosophy that marks a shift in the cinematic landscape of East Asia, and moves away from cultural and cinematic borders. Our vision is to bring a much wider, eclectic, and diverse programme of films from over 13 countries to show the richness and diversity of the region and its people. We want to draw people in with the familiar, and offer opportunities to see something new.
26th FACINE Filipino International Cine Festival
Dates: October 18th – 20th, 2019
Place: San Francisco, California, USA
The FACINE is the longest-running USA festival of Filipino independent films. This year the festival will take place at the Roxie Theater 3117, 16th Street, San Francisco.
11th Boston Asian American Film Festival
Dates: October 24th – 27th, 2019
Place: Boston, United States
The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. BAAFF is a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop.