Festivals of the Month (March 2020)

festivalsmarch2020We present a list of six Asian film festivals you can’t miss this month.


15th Osaka Asian Film Festival
Place: Osaka, Japan
Dates: March 6th – 15th, 2020

The Osaka Asian Film Festival aims to facilitate human resources development and exchange, to invigorate the Osaka economy, and to increase the city’s appeal, through providing opportunities to watch excellent Asian films, supporting filmmaking in Osaka and attracting filmmakers from Asian countries and regions to Osaka. Promoting Osaka worldwide as a gateway city for Asian films, and engaging with many people from the fields of culture, art, education, tourism and business, from Osaka and all of Asia, OAFF works as an open platform to contribute to the development of Osaka and cinema.

Marking its 15th edition this year, OAFF, under programming director Teruoka Sozo, will again select high-quality Asian films. The Competition section, which receives increased recognition every year, will again select films previously unreleased in Japan. The Indie Forum section, special programs and other sections will also feature a wide variety of excellent Asian films.

OAFF attracts a large number of viewers from all over Japan and overseas, as well as from the local Kansai area. From Osaka to all of Japan and all of Asia, OAFF introduces many films and strives to make Osaka a hub of moving image culture.



Tokyo Anime Award Festival
Place: Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2020 (TAAF2020) calls for unique animation works with high potential and strong messages, both feature and short animation, from all over the world. Our aim is to screen high-quality animation works superior in originality, provide opportunities to inspire audience as well as creators, cultivate new talents, and contribute in the development and promotion of animation cultures and industry.



10th Cambodia International Film Festival
Place: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Dates: March 14th – 22nd, 2020

The Cambodia International Film Festival is the most significant and industry driven film event in the Kingdom of Cambodia. Every year, the event features prominent pictures and hosts guests from Cambodia and abroad. CIFF is aimed at sensitizing audiences to the Art of cinema, promote innovative international film making in various forms and present quality productions made in and about Cambodia by national and international filmmakers.



1st Daang Dokyu
Place: Manila, Philippines

DaangDokyu showcases an inclusive program of Philippine documentaries from the early days of Philippine cinema and television to contemporary times.

DaangDokyu is a festival celebrating the hundred years since the country started capturing in film the stories of its islands and the Filipinos. It strives to be a significant gathering of the country’s best documentarists for film and tv together with leading change-makers in culture, arts, and education.



5th CineANIMO
Place: Ozamiz City (Misamis Oriental), Philippines
Dates: March 18th – 20th, 2020

CineANIMO is the digital short film festival for student fimmakers in Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga Peninsula. It takes place at the La Salle University in Ozamiz.



Seoul Independent Documentary Film & Video Festival
Place: Seoul, South Korea
Dates: March 26th – April 1st, 2020

Seoul Independent Documentary Film Festival has been committed to discovering new documentary filmmakers and leading the way with its catchphrase “Experiment, Progress, Communication” to spur social statements and aesthetic achievements owing to all the documentary filmmakers, researchers and audiences. Carrying on the traditions of SIDOF the festival continues to deliver new challenges and changes that help drive the revival across Korean documentary film scene, reaching wider audiences and filmmakers.

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