Asian Film Festival Barcelona - AFFBCN


Seventh edition of the festival specialized in Asian cinema organized by Casa Asia. The AFFBCN wants to become a reference event bringing the best filmography of the Asian continent, and facilitate the meeting between professionals of the sector and the film industry. As a novelty this year, the organization has prepared an OFF-festival in which you can see some of the films that will be screened during the festival.

This year, more than one hundred films will be screened in four venues: Cinemes Girona, Filmoteca de Catalunya, CaixaForum and B the travel brand Xperience Barcelona.

OFF-festival: from October 4 to 31 (Cinemes Girona, CaixaForum and B the travel brand Xperience Barcelona)
Festival: from October 30 to November 10 (Cinemes Girona)
Retrospective: from November 1 to December 15 (Filmoteca de Catalunya)

Cinema of 19 countries and retrospective of Yasujirō Ozu

The AFFBCN is structured in six sections: the Official, Panorama, Netpac, Discoveries, Special (the five to contest), and “Retrospective” dedicated this year to the Japanese filmmaker Yasujirō Ozu. In this year's edition we will be able to see films from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Korea, the Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The festival is extended, as in other editions, to geographical areas outside of Asia and we will have the opportunity to enjoy films from Australia. For the second time in a row, the festival presents a selection of the Asian Film Awards 2018, which is awarded annually by the Asian Film Awards Academy based in Hong Kong,

Opening and closing

Before the official opening we will have a special session on October 30 with the film Ayka (2018) by Kazakh director Sergei Dvortsevoy. In the official inauguration of the AFFBCN we will see Still Human (2018) by the director Oliver Chan (November 6 and 10). The film that will end this year's edition will be Dying to survive by Chinese film director Muye Wen. The three films will be screened at Cinemes Girona.


Cinemes Girona: In this venue you can see most of the programming, and the opening and closing films of the festival.
Address: C / Girona, 175.

CaixaForum: 9 films of the OFF-festival (Iranian cinema) will be screened here
Address: Francisco Ferrer Guardia Avenue, 6-8.

Filmoteca Catalunya: In Filmoteca we can see the retrospective dedicated to Yasujirō Ozu.
Address: Plaza de Salvador Seguí, 1-9

B the travel brand Xperience Barcelona: will show documentaries made between 2018 and 2019.
Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 512

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