The Asian Film Awards are one of the oldest film awards in Asia, instituted in 1954 by the Philippines Film Development Council, now the Cinema Development Association of the Philippines.
The first awards honoured the best films of 1953, while today’s awards are voted on by the ‘Asian Film Academy of Asia’, which includes Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The awards are given out every year, on the occasion of the Asian Film Festival, which is organised every first weekend of February by the Cinéma 21 Association.
The awards are given in various categories, including Best Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best
Happy to announce that the Asian Film Awards will be held from 26th February to 15th March, 2023 in Hong Kong.
The 15th Asian Film Awards (AFA), the most prestigious film awards ceremony in Asia, will be held in Dubai in February 2023.
This year marks the grand finale for this year’s nominations, which were launched in December, and will be closed in early 2019. The AFA will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and will be held at the Dubai International Capital and Cultural Centre and the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The list of nominations for the 15th Asian Film Awards, which will be held on October 8, 2023, is now available. The awards will once again be presented in conjunction with the Busan International Film Festival this year. The ceremony will begin in a hybrid format, with on-site attendance in Busan and participation through the internet.
The Best Film a split second (China) The Fishing Book (South Korea) Discipleship (India) Fantasy and the Wheel of Fortune (Japan) A Spy’s Wife (Japan)
ZHANG Yimou, Best Director | One Second (China) The Book of Fish | LEE Joon-ik (South Korea) Ryusuke HAMAGUCHI | Fantasy and Wheel of Fortune (Japan) Kiyoshi KUROSAWA | Wife of a Spy (Japan) Yellow Cat | Adilkhan YERZHANOV (Kazakhstan, France)
MO Tzu-Yi, Best Actor | Dear Tenant (Taiwan) Limbo | LAM Ka Tung (Hong Kong) One Second | ZHANG Yi (China) YAKUSHO Koji | YAKUSHO Koji | YAKUSHO Koji | YAKUSHO Koji (Japan) Voice of Silence | YOO Ah-in (South Korea)
CHEN Shu-Fang | Little Big Women | Best Actress (Taiwan) Sister ZHANG Zifeng ZHANG Zifeng ZHANG Zifeng ZHANG Z (China) The Call | JUN Jong-seo (South Korea) Ulbolsyn | Assel SADVAKASSOVA (Kazakhstan, France) Wife of a Spy | AOI Yu (Japan)
Supporting Actor of the Year Cliff Walkers | YU Ailei (China) Deliver Us From Evil | PARK Jeong-min (South Korea) Drifting | TSE Kwan Ho (Hong Kong) The Silent Forest | KIM Hyun-bin (Taiwan) Shohei UNO | The Sinful Voice (Japan)
QIN Hailu, Best Supporting Actress | Cliff Walkers (China) Drifting | Loletta Lee (Hong Kong) Little Big Women | HSIEH Ying-Xuan (Taiwan) Three Sisters | JANG Yoon-ju (South Korea) True Mothers | MAKITA Aju (Japan)
Yujiro HARUMOTO, Best New Director | A Balance (Japan) Pebbles | P.S. Vinothraj (India) Sister YIN Ruoxin (China) Summer Blur by HAN Shuai (China) The Wasteland | Ahmad BAHRAMI (Iran) Eui-jeong HONG | Voice of Silence (South Korea)
Newcomer of the Year Alone | GONG Seung-yeon (South Korea) Misaki HATTORI | Midnight Swan (Japan) One Second | LIU Haocun (China) Sun Children | Rouhollah ZAMANI (Iran) Yan-Fei CHEN | The Silent Forest (Taiwan)
Screenplay of the Year CHEN My Missing Valentine | Yu-Hsun (Taiwan) Xiaoying Xiaoying Xiaoying Xiaoying (China) The Disciple | Chaitanya TAMHANE (India) Eui-jeong HONG | Voice of Silence (South Korea)
LI Yongyi’s Best Editing | Cliff Walkers (China) Deliver Us From Evil | KIM Hyung-joo (South Korea) My Missing Valentine | LAI Hsiu-Hsiung (Taiwan) Sun Children | Hassan HASSANDOUST (Iran) True Mothers | Tina BAZ, Yoichi SHIBUYA (Japan)
Any Crybabies Around? TSUKINAGA Yuta | Best Cinematography (Japan) Cliff Walkers | ZHAO Xiaoding (China) Deliver Us From Evil | HONG Kyeong-pyo (South Korea) Limbo | CHENG Siu Keung (Hong Kong) The Wasteland | Masoud Amini Tirani (Iran) Yellow Cat | Yerkinbek PTYRALIYEV (Kazakhstan, France)
Cliff Walkers | CHO Young Wuk | Best Original Music (China) Deliver Us From Evil, Mowg (South Korea) TAI | The Way We Keep Dancing Lao Zai | One Second (China) Day (Hong Kong)
CHEN Minzheng | Cliff Walkers (China)] Best Costume Design KWAK Jung-ae, CHO Sang-kyung | Space Sweepers (South Korea) The Book of Fish | SHIM Hyun-seob (South Korea) Haruki KOKETSU | Wife of a Spy (Japan) Yellow Cat | Yermek UTEGENOV (Kazakhstan, France)
The most effective production design [China’s LI Miao | A Writer’s Odyssey] Labyrinth | Gokuldas (India) Limbo | Kenneth MAK (Hong Kong) The Book of Fish | LEE Jae-sung (South Korea) Norifumi ATAKA | Wife of a Spy (Japan)
Visual Effects of the Year A Writer’s Odyssey | Eric XU, Allen WEI (China) Tomi KUO | My Valentine Is Missing (Taiwan) ODA Issei | Ora, Ora, Ora, Ora, Ora, Ora, Ora, Ora, Ora, Ora, Ora, Ora, Or (Japan) Sung-jin Jung and Chul-min Jung | Space Sweepers (South Korea) Joy WU, Tim CROSBIE | The Eight Hundred (China)
Any Crybabies Around? HIRONAKA Chiyori | Best Sound (Japan) RAVEE Renganaath | Labyrinth (India) LIKITWONG | Limbo | Nopawat (Hong Kong) Tae-young Choi | Space Sweepers (South Korea) The Eight Hundred | FU Kang (China)