AWFF will showcase foreign films from Asia submitted for Oscar® and Golden Globes consideration
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) is coming to ArcLight Cinemas and iPic Theater on October 26 through November 2, 2015. According to AWFF Executive Director, Georges N. Chamchoum, “hosting the film festival at ArcLight Cinemas near the historic Culver City film studios and iPic Theater situated in the heart of famed Westside neighborhood near Beverly Hills are truly ideal locations, AWFF hopes to attract the coveted Oscar® and Golden Globe voters to these remarkable films.”
AWFF brings the best of Asian films to Los Angeles, California in order to draw attention and appreciation to the region’s wealth of filmmakers from 50 countries across Asia, spanning from India to Japan and China to the Philippines, with the goal of strengthening ties between Asian and Hollywood film industries.
Founded by Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains director Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, AWFF was designed to take place between when Oscar® submissions are due and when awards season is in full-swing allowing all films participating in the AWFF to have a unique chance to be guided through the challenging awards season, showcasing their foreign films to the Academy for Oscar®, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and all Guilds for enhanced exposure, media attention and perhaps awards consideration.
“As a foreign filmmaker from Kyrgyzstan, strengthening ties and helping to foster cross-cultural collaboration between Hollywood and the booming Asian filmmaking industry is the festival’s main goal. I understand first-hand what invaluable tools these awards are and that is why we created this Asian World Film Festival,” said Sher-Niyaz.
The film festival will hold exclusive public screening of feature length and short form films from upcoming, promising independent filmmakers who are representative of a broad range of film styles.
AWFF will open with a red carpet awards gala on Monday, October 26th, recognizing famous Asian celebrities and well-known foreign filmmakers who have been major contributors throughout the Asian World film community, followed by seven days of films. Throughout the week there will also be expert panels on subjects like film financing, distribution, PR, marketing and awards campaigns, editing for a global audience and more to be announced. AWFF will close with a cocktail party, closing night film and festival awards presentation on Monday, November 2nd. For more information, please visit www.asianworldfilmfest.org/.
About the Asian World Film Festival:
We Champion, Recognize and Unite Through Cinema. The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) brings the best of a broad selection of Asian World cinema to Los Angeles in order to draw greater recognition to the region’s wealth of filmmakers, strengthening ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries. Uniting through cross-cultural collaboration, our festival champions films from 50 countries across Asia spanning from Turkey to Japan and Russia to India. All films that participate in the Festival will have a unique chance to be guided through the challenging awards season, showcasing their foreign films to the Oscar® Academy, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and all Guilds for enhanced exposure, media attention and awards consideration. AWFF is a non-profit organization under Aitysh USA. www.AsianWorldFilmFest.org