Asian World Film Festival Launches TV Awards Festival, Announces 2022 Film Festival Dates
– The Asian World TV Series Awards start in May 2022 in Istanbul
– AWFF 2022 will take place from November 9 to 18 in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) announced the launch of a sister television festival: Asian World TV Series Awards (AWTVSA). Like AWFF, AWTVSA will highlight established and emerging Asian content, filmmakers and artists, but with a focus on episodic TV. The very first AWTVSA will debut in Istanbul, Turkey, May 2022.
At the same time, AWFF announced the dates for the eighth edition of its booming film event: November 9 – 18, 2022 in Los Angeles. The closing screening of the festival will take place November 17 and the award ceremony, November 18.
“Asian television is exploding in importance and so is functionality, so now is the time for us to launch a dedicated television event,” said Georges N. Chamchoum, Executive Director of AWFF. “AWTVSA will feature popular and compelling episodic storytelling, showcase talent under the radar, and provide a venue for the industry and the general public to celebrate great Asian TV content. “
AWFF 2021 November 11th At the closing night gala, the Snow Leopard Award for Best Film went to Brighton 4e (Georgia), Best Actor in Tolepbergen Baisakalov for Fire (Kazakhstan), and for Best Actress to Arawinda Kirana for Yuni (Indonesia). Eran Kolirin won the Snow Leopard Distinction Award for Directing Whether it’s in the morning (Israel); Yusif (Lebanon), the special jury prize; and Shambala (Kyrgyzstan), the Audience Award. South African composer based in Taiwan Adriaan van Niekerk won the festival’s first SPRK MUSIC Film Scoring Competition Award, a partnership with SPRK Music.
AWFF 2021, the festival’s seventh annual show, presented feature films from over 20 countries, a total of 15 Academy Awards® for best international feature film and Golden Globe Award® for best film, foreign language submissions and a window on Africa program.
AWFF 2021 partners and sponsors: Aitysh Film, The City of Culver, DAO Medical Group, The One Heart Movement, Winn Slavin Fine Arts, Stars Collective & Starlight, Snow Leopard Trust, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Korean Cultural Center, LA, Asia Society, Asia Group Plus Holdings, Dutcher Crossing Winery, CBN 14.5, GDN STUDIOS (Nigeria), Variety, AKIpress, Art Confidential Magazine, The Landmark, SPRK Music, Prodocbus, Sparklight, Moredii, Novartizan, Asiania, AiKhun Entertainment, Fifth Atrium, DeJong Film, Beirut Film Society, Wende Museum of the Cold War, Jackson’s Market & Cafe , L’Amai, Pholicious, Emporium Thai, Kitchen 51, La Cuisine with Chef Josette, Normandie Country Bakery, Gaby’s Mediterranean, Regals De Bretagne and Starlight Media.
ABOUT THE ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (AWFF)
The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF), founded by Kyrgyz public figure Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, brings the best of a wide selection of cinema from the Asian world to Los Angeles raise awareness of the wealth of filmmakers in the region and strengthen ties between Asian countries and Hollywood film industries. Uniting through intercultural collaboration, the Festival defends films from more than 50 countries through Asia, of Turkey To Japan and of Russia To India and the Middle East. All participating films have the unique opportunity to be guided through the tough awards season. They are also presented to members of the Motion Picture Academy, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and Entertainment Guilds for better exposure, media attention, and consideration for awards. AWFF is a non-profit organization under Aitysh, United States.
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