OAFF launches COMPETITION section. Competition section entry was closed.

OSAKA ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL, held March 5 to 13, 2011, is launching an International Competition Section for the first time, and is accepting entries from now until November 13, 2010.


In addition to films (fiction, documentary, animation) made in Asia, any films related to Asian people or Asian countries are also eligible for entry, even if the films are made outside Asia by non-Asian filmmakers. Short films(less than 60 minutes) are not eligible for the section.


There are two official awards, the Grand Prize and the Most Promising Talent Award, with cash prizes of JPY500,000 and JPY200,000 respectively, as well as other awards. The Grand Prize will be awarded to the best film in the Competition Section, and the Most Promising Talent Award will be given to an artist involved in one of the films screened in the section. Any directors, producers, actors/actresses, directors of photography, production designers, sound designers or other artists who show remarkable talent in a participating film are qualified for the award.

OSAKA ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL is one of the newest international film festivals in Japan. The festival was established in 2006 by the Osaka City government following the remarkable success of “Korean Entertainment Film Festival 2005”.


Since the 2009 festival, most of the films screened at OAFF are either World Premiere, International Premiere, Asian Premiere or Japan Premiere, except films shown in the Retrospective Program. Some notable films invited recently include “Chocolate” (directed by Prachya PINKAEW; opening film of the 2009 festival, Japan Premiere), “If You Are The One” (directed by FENG Xiao-gang; closing film of the 2009 festival, International Premiere), “Vengeance” (directed by Johnnie TO; opening film of the 2010 festival, Japan Premiere), “Hear Me” (directed by CHENG Fen-fen; Audience Choice Award winner of the 2010 festival, International Festival Premiere), “Raging Phoenix” (directed by Rashane LIMTRAKUL, International Premiere), “Weaving Girl” (directed by WANG Quan-an, Japan Premiere), and many others. From 2009, TERUOKA Sozo, former programming director for the Winds of Asia Section of Tokyo International Film Festival, joined OAFF as a programming director. From 2010, the festival has been awarded a four-fold increase in subsidy funding from Japan Arts Fund, the national granting body for art activities.


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