Film – Links

Some great film related websites about Film Festivals all over the world:

CinemAsia Filmfestival   Amsterdam, the Netherlands

CinemAsia is an annual film festival that dedicates itself to broadening the horizons of the Dutch public and the Dutch film industry in regards to contemporary Asian cinema by offering them a selection of the best commercial and art house films Asia has to offer.
The festival focuses not only on culture and entertainment, but also strives to provide a creative platform for Asian filmmakers.
The 12th edition of the CinemAsia Film Festival will take place between 5th-10th March, 2019 at Kriterion in Amsterdam, and in The Hague, Rotterdam and Eindhoven during CinemAsia on Tour.


Far East Film Festival    Udine, Italy

The Film Festival for popular Asian cinema.
Aim of the Festival
– To encourage and develop the understanding and appreciation of East Asian popular filmmaking amongst European and Italian audiences.
–  To contribute to the commercial distribution of Asian films across European and Italian markets.
– To study and research the historical attributes of Asian filmmaking through retrospectives organised with the cooperation of Asian film archives and government agencies.
–  To create a mutually beneficial exchange between Asian and European filmmaking companies.
21th edition this year will take place between 26th April to 4th May.


International Filmfestival Innsbruck   Innsbruck, Austria

With the idea of showing and discussing movies from all over the word in Austria, the Otto Preminger-Institut (OPI, Association for the support of audiovisual Media) founded a Filmfestival in Innsbruck, which has today importance across the whole world.

Founded 1992 as “America Film Festival“ (Festival Founders: Helmut Groschup, Glen Switkes, Manfred Vosz), then re-named 1996 as “CineVision“ and 1999 opened the first time under the name “International Film Festival Innsbruck“ (IFFI) which it has till today. The IFFI´s special programming makes it unique in the german speaking language area. The IFFI opens the Screen for the lesser known places of the world. We show around 65 feature-length films and short-films (Features and Documentaries) from Latin America, Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. The IFFI is next to the Viennale, Diagonale and Crossing Europe the most important cinematic event in Austria and the only one in West Austria.


Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (TGHFF)   Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (TGHFF) is the largest film festival in Taiwan. Starting in 1980 as a non-competitive showcase, TGHFF aims at introducing prominent cinema from around the world, in order to promote cinema as an art form and to enhance intercultural understanding through cinema.

Critically acclaimed filmmakers who have visited TGHFF throughout the years include Abbas Kiarostami, Hal Hartley, Atom Egoyan, Olivier Assayas, François Ozon, Theo Angelopoulos, Krzysztof Zanussi, Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, Nicolas Winding Refn, Cristian Mungiu, Denis Villeneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Leos Carax. Renowned Asian filmmakers such as Nagisa Oshima, Morita Yoshimitsu, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Yasmin Ahmad, Shunji Iwai, Kim Ki-duk, Lee Chang-dong, Hirokazu Koreeda, Brillante Mendoza, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul also have attended the festival.

2019 TGHFF will be held from November 8th to 24th 2019.


Vancouver Taiwanese Filmfestival   Vancouver, Canada

Great annual festival building a bridge connecting the art of Taiwanese films and the mainstream of Canada.


Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF)   Hong Kong

The Hong Kong International Film Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016 and is one of the Asia’s oldest and most reputable platforms for filmmakers, film professionals and filmgoers from all over the world to launch new work and experience outstanding films.

Screening over 250 titles from more than 55 countries in over 11 major cultural venues across the territory, the Festival is Hong Kong’s largest cultural event. For the past seven years, HKIFF has also produced and premiered anthologies of short films by well-known award winning filmmakers from Asia such as Ann HUI, KUROSAWA Kiyoshi, JIA Zhangke, Brillante MENDOZA, NAKATA Hideo, TSAI Ming-liang, Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL and among others. From 2017, HKIFF will collaborate with Heyi Pictures to produce two feature films a year by young Chinese filmmakers that will world premiere at HKIFF.

Committed to discovering new talent, the festival premieres the breadth of Chinese cinema and showcases Asian talent. As a life-style event, festival-goers watch world-class films, experience talks with leading filmmakers, visit film exhibitions and attend parties celebrating the Festival community, and much more.

The Festival draws over 300 global press members and continues to grow in vital importance as the premier platform to launch films to Asia.

The 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF43) will be held from 18th March to 1st April 2019.


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