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10 Asian film festivals (outside Asia) to pay attention in 2022

These are ten Asian film festivals located outside Asia to pay attention in 2022.

Japanese Film Festival Online

Place: Online, Available in 25 countries
Date: February 14th – 27th, 2022
Website: https://watch.jff.jpf.go.jp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jffplus
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jffplus

Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas

Place: Vesoul, France
Date: February 1st – 8th, 2022
Type of Festival: On-site Festival
Website: https://www.cinemas-asie.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ficavesoul
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AsianMoviePulse
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ficavesoul

The Festival aims to promote Asian Films and through them, the culture of countries from the Near East to the Far East.

Far East Film Festival

Place: Udine, Italy
Date: April 22nd – 30th, 2022
Type of Festival: Online Festival
Website: https://www.fareastfilm.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UdineFarEastFilm
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fareastfilm
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/udinefeff

Far East Film Festival is an annual film festival held in Udine, Italy. It is one of the most important events promoting Asian Cinema in Europe. It focuses mainly on the films from East Asia.

Nippon Connection – Japanese Film Festival

Place: Frankfurt, Germany
Date: May 24th – 29th, 2022
Type of Festival: Online & On-site Festival
Website: https://nipponconnection.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nipponconnection
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NipponFilmfest
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nipponconnection

The Nippon Connection Film Festival is the largest showcase of Japanese film worldwide and takes place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The festival’s aim is to contribute to the development and promotion of Japanese film culture and it presents the whole range of innovative Japanese film art: blockbusters, dramas, animation and experimental films, documentaries as well as short films. Nippon Connection gives special attention to young and innovative talents and independent productions

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Place: Toronto, Canada
Date: TBA (Maybe June)
Type of Festival: Online Festival
Website: https://www.reelasian.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reelasian
Twitter: https://twitter.com/reelasian
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reelasian

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival® is a unique showcase of work from the Asian diaspora and contemporary Asian cinema. Works include films and videos by East, South and Southeast Asian filmmakers in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all over the world. As Canada’s largest Asian film festival, Reel Asian® provides a public forum for Asian media artists and their work, and fuels the growing appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.

Festival Nits de cinema oriental de Vic

Place: Vic City, Spain
Date: TBA (Maybe July)
Type of Festival: On-site Festival
Website: https://cinemaoriental.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nitscinemaoriental
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cinemaoriental
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cinemaoriental

The Asian Summer Film Festival wants to present the Asian culture through the popular cinematography produced in the countries of the continent.

Camera Japan Festival

Place: Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: TBA (Maybe September)
Type of Festival: On-site Festival
Website: https://camerajapan.nl
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/camerajapan
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CAMERAJAPAN
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/camerajapanfestival

CAMERA JAPAN is a Japanese cultural festival organized in Rotterdam every year since 2006. The main focus is on film, but we also explore the visual arts, music, dance, fashion, architecture, food, and much more. Every autumn, we take a selection of films from the programme to Amsterdam for a weekend of screening the best, the weirdest, and the most unexpected cinema from Japan.

Han Cine – Festival de Cine Coreano

Place: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date: BTA (Maybe September)
Type of Festival: Online Festival
Website: https://argentina.korean-culture.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hancineba
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hancineba
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/centroculturalcoreano

The Han Cine Festival de Cine Coreano is a Korean film festival that takes place in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It aims to promote and showcase the best Korean productions to filmgoers.

Boston Asian American Film Festival

Place: Boston, United States
Date: TBA (Maybe October)
Type of Festival: Online Festival
Website: http://www.baaff.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/baaff
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bostonaafilm
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bostonaafilm

The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and by serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston community.

Five Flavours Film Festival

Place: Warsaw, Poland
Date: TBA (Maybe November)
Type of Festival: Online Festival
Website: https://www.piecsmakow.pl
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piecsmakow
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Five_Flavours
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/piecsmakow

Five Flavours Asian Film Festival is a showcase of the cinema from South and Southeast Asia, happening every year in Warsaw, the most diverse place in Poland, with big cultural agenda and historical heritage.

For more festivals you can visit our database section: https://asianfilmfestivals.com/film-festivals-database

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