Program of CinemAsia Film Festival 2020 is online!

Fellow Asian cinema lovers, our Festival Program is online! This 13th edition we will bring you the best and newest Asian cinema from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, India, Bhutan, Thailand and The Philippines. You can enjoy the biggest box office hits, like EXIT (South Korea) and GUNDALA (Indonesia). Curious about the newest filmmakers? Check out the work by the most upcoming and young directors from Asia, like LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM (Bhutan), MOONLIT WINTER (South Korea) and DOLLY KITTY AND THOSE TWINKLING STARS (India). There is something for every Asian cinema lover!

Online ticket sales start today! Explore the complete programme in a glance below or check out our schedule  for more details of all films selected.

Special Focus Diaspora: “Neither Burned, nor Banished”

CinemAsia Film Festival traditionally screens a wide variety of Asian diaspora films. This year we’ve asked veteran film programmer and critic Léo Soesanto (Cannes, IFFR) to guest curate a special selection of five films that represent the Asian diaspora on a world wide scale.

Competition Jury 2020

With Detention, the biggest Taiwanese box office hit of 2019 under her name, we’re very honoured to have producer Aileen Li as a member of a Competition Jury. Together with festival programmers Inge de Leeuw(IFFR), Julian Ross (IFFR/Locarno), film critic Floortje Smit (De Volkskrant) and writer and journalist Pete Wu they will award one of the eight competition films with the Best Film Award during the closing ceremony.

Official Selection

You’ll find a balanced overview of the best, newest and most relevant films from Asia in our Official Selection. From spectacular blockbusters to progressive indie films and art house productions, the festival dedicates itself to finding the la crème de la crème of the Asian film spectrum. The selections also include poignant documentaries, animated features and short films. Browse through our film program, use filters to find out which films are amongst your favourites!

International Guests

In addition to Aileen Li (Detention, Taiwan, Official Selection) the festival will welcome director Amano Chihiro (Mrs. Noisy, Japan, Opening) and actor Lo Chun Yip (Suk Suk, Hong Kong, Official Selection & Fagara, Hong Kong, Competition Section) to present their films to the audiences.

World Première and International Premières

CinemAsia is proud to present the world première of the international version of Putrama Tuta’s A Man Called Ahok (2020, Indonesia, Official Selection), an Indonesian biopic about the early life of one of Indonesia’s most divisive and influential political figures. CinemAsia also hosts the international premières of Yellow Ribbon (2019, South Korea, Official Selection) by director Ju Hyun-sook, a heartfelt documentary about the Sewol accident and Moonlit Winter (2019, South Korea, Official Selection) by Lim Dae-hyung, a tender story of relationships and love which transcends conventional boundaries.

Side programming

The festival also offers a multifaceted side programme – including a Food Market for culinary discoveries and a special LGBTQ+ programme.
Visit us Saturday March 7 and 8 for the Food Market and be there or square for the Rainbow Karaoke March 6th. The rest of the Side programming, including a special Queer Art Brunchcan also be found on the site.

See you at the festival!