Osaka Asian Film Festival 2022 Full Line-up

The total line-up for the seventeenth version of the Osaka Asian Movie Pageant (OAFF) has been introduced.

The movies chosen for this yr’s pageant come to a file variety of 77 in complete, and these embody 25 World Premieres, 13 Worldwide Premieres, and 28 Japan Premieres. Movies from a file variety of 31 international locations and areas, together with China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Mongolia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Australia, the UK, Germany, Hungary, Denmark, Norway, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, the USA, and Japan, will probably be screened.

(10 movies from Osaka Asian Movie Pageant On-line have been screened at earlier OAFFs and are subsequently not included within the above variety of movies and international locations.)

Introduced by: Osaka Govt Committee for the Promotion of Shifting Picture Tradition
Dates: March 10 – March 20, 2022

On-line (Chosen movies from earlier OAFF applications): March 3 – March 21, 2022

For the total line-up of OAFF 2022, please go to the Official Web site:

[Opening Film]
Directed by ZHANG Lu/2021/China, Japan, Korea/Japan Premiere

[Closing Film]
Miss Osaka
Directed by Daniel DENCIK/2021/Denmark, Norway, Japan/Japan Premiere

[Competition] 15 movies
This part will current 15 movies chosen from movies accomplished on or after October 1, 2020 and unreleased in Japan. The jurors will select the winners of the Grand Prix and Most Promising Expertise Award from these movies.

[Spotlight] 11 movies
On this part, the movies are usually not but well-known however are anticipated to realize consideration this yr as a result of they spotlight a brand new expertise or motion in cinema. With the assist of Kobe School, Division of English, the Bangladeshi movie “No Floor Beneath the Ft” will probably be screened.

[Indie Forum] 16 movies
This program will current 16 movies by progressive and difficult skills. The JAPAN CUTS AWARD will probably be bestowed by the Japan Society to at least one Japanese movie chosen from this part (together with Particular Screenings and Director in Focus: HIGASHI Kahori).

[Indie Forum] 2 movies
The indie discussion board hosts two particular screenings, the primary, “The Second Sino-Japanese Struggle in a Toy Movie” will probably be screened with a stay piano efficiency, and the documentary “YU-GEKI~facet story of “Love’s Twisting Path”~” will probably be screened.

[Indie Forum] 2 movies
There will probably be a give attention to up-and-coming director HIGASHI Kahori with the screenings of her MOOSIC LAB movie “Melting Sounds”, scheduled for nationwide launch in 2022, and her newest work “The Residents”.

The Residents

[Director in Focus: YOKOHAMA Satoko] 8 movies
YOKOHAMA Satoko is among the most notable filmmakers of our time, having received each the Grand Prix and the Viewers Award for her movie “Ito” on the sixteenth OAFF in 2021. Her works, a mix of early shorts, TV episodes and options will probably be screened together with the primary ever theatrical screening of “Honsundonsukosuko” (2014), which is an unique work written by YOKOHAMA for the TBS/MBS documentary program “Jounetsu Tairiku”. First broadcast in December 2014, this system focuses on actor SUZUKI Ryohei. This work additionally options UNO Shohei, an actor who often seems in YOKOHAMA’s movies.

A Lady within the Apple Farm

[Special Programs] 6 movies
This particular program highlights new actions in Southeast Asian cinema and options all kinds of movies.

[Special Programs] 8 movies (Together with 1 Competitors part movie)
In cooperation with the Ministry of Tradition, Taiwan and the Taiwan Cultural Middle of Taipei Financial and Cultural Consultant Workplace in Japan, OAFF will characteristic a variety of works, from a valuable digitally remastered model of a Taiwanese traditional to works that can allow the viewers really feel the “now” of the booming Taiwanese film scene.

The World Premiere of the primary episode of the seven-episode sequence “Twisted Strings” will probably be given a gala screening at OAFF.

[Special Programs] 6 movies (Together with 3 Competitors part movies)
This particular program will current a variety of fantastic movies from up to date Hong Kong.

A particular gala screening of the crime drama “Time” will probably be held with the cooperation of the Hong Kong Particular Administration Area Financial and Commerce Workplace Tokyo.

[Special Screenings] 3 movies
This part will current three movies from Asia that are judged to be each fantastically shot and topical.

[Supported Program] 4 movies
(Together with 2 Indie Discussion board part movies)
Based mostly in Osaka, the Housen Cultural Basis helps movie examine and manufacturing in graduate faculties. This program will present the 4 movies supported by the Housen Cultural Basis.

[Osaka Asian Film Festival Online] 10 movies
From the wealthy choice of works which were screened at OAFF prior to now, titles have been chosen that at the moment are good to reintroduce to the world. For a lot of titles, this will probably be their on-line debut (all out there to a worldwide viewers). Because the On-line Opening Movie, the Japanese film “Torso”, directed by YAMAZAKI Yutaka and starring WATANABE Makiko and ANDO Sakura, will probably be screened.

Dates: March 03, 10:00/12:00* – March 21, 23:59
*The primary movie, “Torso” will probably be out there to view from 10:00 am, and the remaining will probably be out there from 12:00 pm.
Worth: Function-length movie: 1000 JPY per movie, Brief movie: 500 JPY per movie, Theater ONE PASS: 5000 JPY

The above costs are legitimate for buy from Japan. Costs for buy from outdoors Japan range in line with space. Costs will probably be proven on every movie web page.

Particulars reminiscent of viewing methodology will probably be introduced on the Official Web site in late February.



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