Asian World Film Festival

The 51 countries of greater Asia make up over 50% of the world’s population, and produce an outstanding array of fabulous movies each year.
Each October the Asian World Film Festival brings the best of a broad selection of quality Asian cinema to Los Angeles to draw greater recognition to the region’s wealth of talented filmmakers. All films that participate in the festival will have a unique platform for enhanced visibility during the challenging awards season, supporting consideration for the Academy Awards®, the Golden Globes® plus all relevant Guilds and media channels.

The festival was an outstanding success in 2015, attracting 30 films from 27 Asian countries and included 17 Oscar® submissions, 10 Golden Globe submissions and an Oscar nomination! It also hosted over 7,000 festival participants, with audiences featuring a youthful and educated demographic. The 2015 Festival Program can be seen here and the 2015 Festival Video here.
The 2016 Asian World Film Festival runs Oct 24th – Nov 1st at the Arclight Cinemas in Culver City, and is planning even greater audiences, screenings and media coverage. The Festival’s 2016 Media Partner is Variety and TV coverage will be provided by KTLA 5!
The festival also partners with significant movie talent, including Steven Seagal, Imran Khan, James Hong, Justin Lin, Shoreh Aghdashloo, Sumire Matsubara and Bai Ling, with more joining us each month.

With its strong name recognition and quality audiences, the 2016 Asian World Film Festival on October 24th-November 1st in Culver City offers significant opportunities for LA Film School students to see outstanding cinema. Tickets for the majority of the films are only $9.00, discounted to $7.00 for LA Film School students with ID at the door, from 10 minutes prior to screening and subject to availability.
You are also very welcome to Volunteer at the Asian World Film Festival, where you get free movie screenings and other benefits. If you would like to be a festival volunteer please go to:
We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Asian World Film Festival!

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