OSAKA ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2016
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 11th 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 regular sections, Special Screenings and Indie Forum, and other special programs 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.
- Hosted by
- Osaka Executive Committee for the Promotion of Moving Image Culture
March 4 (Fri) - 13 (Sun), 2016
(Pre-events will be held before the festival.)
This section will present the latest Asian films, which will have their Japan premieres at OAFF. From the films, the international jurors will choose the winners of the Grand Prix and Most Promising Talent Award.
The Special Screenings will select much-talked-about Asian films.
The Special Programs will feature a specific filmmaker or country/region.
Indie Forum section features innovative and challenging films by rising directors every year. The CO2 (Cineastes Organization Osaka) grant-recipient films will have their world-premiere in this section.
Osaka Asia Star ★ Award & Talk
This new program started in 2015 and selects one significant figure from the Japanese or Asian film industries, and bestows an award on him/her. Along with the award ceremony, an in-depth talk event with the awardee will be held to applaud his/her achievement.
OAFF will hold a Welcome Party for our guests, sponsors/supporters and the public.
Date: March 11 (Fri), 2016
Venue: Osaka City Central Public Hall
A number of symposiums and talk events, featuring participating filmmakers, will be held during the festival.
OAFF Poster Exhibition
We will exhibit posters of selected films from OAFF 2016 and past festivals at Gallery Metro Shinsaibashi.
Dates: February 15 (Mon) - March 12 (Sat), 2016
Venue: Gallery Metro Shinsaibashi, Osaka subway Shinsaibashi station yard
Asian Book Fair
In collaboration with the mega bookstore MARUZEN & JUNKUDO Umeda, OAFF 2016 will hold an Asian Book Fair.
Dates: February 13 (Sat) – March 31 (Thu), 2016
Venue: MARUZEN&JUNKUDO Umeda, 5F Art Book section
Cooperation: MARUZEN&JUNKUDO Umeda
We will hold special seminars, including Asian film seminars by the OAFF programming director TERUOKA Sozo, and a seminar on film subtitling. We will also cooperate with several universities to broaden the supporter base for moving image culture.
<Asian film seminars>
Dates: September 13, 2015 – Feburuary 7, 2016
Venue: Osaka International House Foundation
<Film subtitling seminar>
Date: November 4, 2015
Venue: Osaka University, Minoh Campus
Umeda Burg 7, ABC Hall, Cine Libre Umeda, The Seventh Art Theater, and others.
- Organized by
Osaka Executive Committee for the Promotion of Moving Image Culture
Osaka Asian Film Festival
- Presented under the auspices of
- Supported by
- Special supported by
- Special Sponsor
Research in Film and Society in Southeast Asia (Refssea)
Osaka Asian Film Festival Office
4-B-801, Tsuruno-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka 5300014
phone. +81-(0)6-6373-1211 fax. +81-(0)6-6373-1213