Asia-Pacific Film Festival

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The Asia-Pacific Film Festival (abbreviated APFF) is an annual film festival hosted by the Federation of Motion Picture Producers in Asia-Pacific.[1] The festival was first held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1954.[2][3]

History[edit]

The festival was first held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1954 as the Southeast Asian Film Festival. In addition to Japan, Hong Kong, the Federation of Malaya, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand participated. The festival was subsequently held in a different country each year, and its name was changed to the Asia-Pacific Film Festival.[4]

Best Film winners[edit]

Year Film Country Ref.
1995 Siao Yu  Taiwan [5]
1996 A Petal  South Korea [6]
1997 Such a Life  Taiwan [7]
1998 Daun di Atas Bantal  Indonesia [8]
1999 Nang Nak  Thailand [9]
2000 Sandy Lives  Vietnam [10]
2001 What Time Is It There?  Taiwan [11]
2002 Inochi  Japan [12]
2003 A Little Monk  South Korea [13]
2004 Taipai 21  Taiwan [14]
2005 Taegukgi  South Korea [15]
2006 The Unwanted Woman  Iran [16]
2007 [17]
2008
2009 Rainbow Troops  Indonesia [18]
2010
2011 Janala  India [19]
2012 Life Without Principle  Hong Kong [20]
2013 Like Father, Like Son  Japan [21]
2014 [22]
2015 [23]
2016
2017 The Unnamed  Bangladesh [24]
"—" denotes festival was not held that year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reza Rahadian wins Best Actor award at 2017 Asia-Pacific Film Festival". The Jakarta Post. 2017-08-05. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  2. ^ Jeong, Yeong-il (1995). "아시아태평양영화제(─太平洋映畵祭)" [Asia-Pacific Film Festival]. Encyclopedia of Korean Culture (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  3. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (2013-12-03). "South Korea's 'Snowpiercer' Gets 7 Nominations at Asia Pacific Film Fest". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  4. ^ Tezuka, Yoshiharu (2011). Japanese Cinema Goes Global: Filmworkers' Journeys. Hong Kong University Press. p. 59. ISBN 9888083325. 
  5. ^ "'Yu' dominates awards at Asia-Pacific fest". Variety. 1995-08-07. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  6. ^ "A Petal - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  7. ^ "Such a Life - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  8. ^ "Leaf On A Pillow - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  9. ^ "Nang Nak - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  10. ^ "Sandy Lives - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 2015-03-05. 
  11. ^ "Film Series: Faces of Tsai Ming-Liang". Asia Society. Retrieved 2018-03-06. 
  12. ^ "Inochi - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 2015-03-05. 
  13. ^ "'동승' 아태영화제 최우수작품상·촬영상 수상" ['A Little Monk' wins best film award at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival]. The Kyunghyang Shinmun (in Korean). 2003-10-24. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  14. ^ "Big Screen Blues: Making it in Taiwan's difficult film industry". Taiwan Today. 2005-01-01. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  15. ^ Frater, Patrick (2005-10-03). "Korean pix top Asia fest kudos". Variety. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  16. ^ Wu, Nelson H. (2006-11-24). "Asia-Pacific fest falls for 'Unwanted Woman'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  17. ^ Lim, Marcus (2008-10-23). "Asia Pacific Film Festival cancelled". Variety. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  18. ^ Frater, Patrick (2009-12-21). "Quake fails to shake awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Associated Press. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  19. ^ Chatterji, Shoma A. (2011-03-20). "Honour for Buddhadeb". The Tribune (India). Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  20. ^ Groves, Don (2012-12-16). "Johnnie To's 'Life Without Principle' Takes Top Prize At Asia-Pacific Film Festival". Yahoo! Entertainment. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  21. ^ "APFF AWARDS AT THE VENETIAN: Director Hirokazu Koreeda wins top Asia-Pacific 'Oscars'". Macau Daily Times. 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  22. ^ Frater, Patrick (2014-12-08). "Asia Pacific Film Festival Postponed Till 2015". Variety. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  23. ^ "Syamsul Yusof, "Ola Bola" win awards at the Asia Pacific film fest". Yahoo! Lifestyle. 2017-07-31. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 
  24. ^ "Oggatonama wins best picture at Asia-Pacific Film Festival". Dhaka Tribune. 2017-07-31. Retrieved 2018-03-05. 

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