CinemAsia Film Festival is the gateway to Asian films and filmmakers in The Netherlands for the past 18 years since 2003. Due to COVID and loss of major funding, CinemAsia cannot continue without your help!

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We had to cancel this year’s festival due to COVID and our future is in jeopardy after 18 years of our amazing team, board, volunteers, participants and partners putting on CinemAsia’s annual film festival, FilmLAB and other activities.

Due to the loss of our 4 year structural subsidy, we need to raise the missing 100,000 EUR in our budget for the next 4 years for CinemAsia’s structural costs. We hope to bridge this gap with this crowdfunding and through other grants.

We would use the money raised here to re-hire staff, keep our office and help run our festival, FilmLAB and educational programs for the up coming festival in March 2022 and the coming years.

If we are not able to raise additional funding, our festival may cease to exist. Please help us continue our work in creating and exhibiting Asian stories in film and media and training storytellers and cultural workers to represent Asian voices in the Dutch media landscape.

Thank you!

The CinemAsia board and team

WHO WE ARE: CinemAsia Film Festival is the gateway to Asian films and filmmakers in the Netherlands since 2003

OUR MISSION: CinemAsia’s mission is to help Asian voices and stories be heard and represented in the media and cultural sector in the Netherlands and Europe through our annual film festival, educational and training programs such as FilmLAB.

WHY : Inclusivity and diversity makes space for diverse voices and stories for connection within the greater community.



– Screened over 1000 Asian films since 2003.

– Longest running Asian media and community platform in The Netherlands.

– Produced 40 Asian diasporic short films in our FilmLAB program.

– Trained over 300 young filmmakers, programmers and cultural workers.

– First Asian LGBTQI film and cultural festival in Europe

– Nominated in 2016 for the Dutch Cultural Diversity Award


COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Roze Filmdagen, Transcreen, Tong Tong Fair, Moesson, Dutch Director’s Guild, Fite Qlub, Asian Raisins, Eye International, Nederlands Film Academy

Past funders/sponsors: Amsterdam Funds voor de Kunst, NL Film Fonds, KOFIC, VPRO, Cineville, Rialto, Kriterion, Studio K, Pakhuis de Zwijger, Heinieken, Kikkomon, Oriental Merchant, Nam Kee. Cam-A -ot, Filmmore, China Airlines, Tao Ke Noi, GO TAN, Embassy of Republic of Korea, Taipei representative office in Netherlands, Embassy of Indonesia, Hong Kong Trade and Economic Office