AnD is proud to have been part of the history of the Asian Film Awards since its inception in 2007. In addition to attending every year, we have covered the red carpet and press conferences over the years. (Check out our some of our event albums here - 2016-1, 2016-2, 2015-1, 2015-2, etc ).
This year the AFA's will be held again in Hong Kong on March 21st, 2017. Below please find the official announcement and also the 2017 AFA nominees for this year in the attached images.
Nominations Announcement of the 11th Asian Film Awards
(January 11, 2017, Hong Kong) Organized by the Asian Film Awards Academy (“AFA Academy”), the Asian Film Awards (“AFA”) will celebrate its 11th anniversary this year. For this edition, 73 nominations have been made for 15 awards. The nominations represent 34 films from 12 countries. World-renowned Chinese director Mr. JIA Zhangke will serve as this year’s Jury President and lead a jury comprising charismatic celebrity juror Ms. Karena LAM Kar-yan, and respected film industry professionals, festival programmers and critics.
Financially supported by Create Hong Kong and Film Development Fund, the 11th Asian Film Awards will return to Hong Kong on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR Government, and will be held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre on March 21, 2017 (Tuesday).
Over the past year the AFA Academy has collaborated with different countries and regions to educate and nurture the next generation for the movie industry. It has hosted different activities, such as Masterclasses, Asian Cinerama - Film Roadshows, Journey to the Fest - Student Visit to Film Festivals and Young Film Professionals Program. From Hong Kong to different cities and international film festivals including Tokyo, Busan, Hawaii, Kyoto, Chennai, Taipei, Berlin, etc., the Academy endeavours to promote Asian film industry and culture all over the world.
To further advance its activities among young people, the Academy is also honoured to appoint Taiwan actor Mr. CHENG Jen-shou, as “Student Ambassador” for 2017. Winner of the Best Supporting Actor Award of the Taipei Film Festival for his role in Thanatos, Drunk, Mr. CHENG will share his experience in the industry and encourage the next generation to follow their passion.
Dr. Wilfred WONG Ying-wai, GBS, JP, Chairman of the AFA Academy and the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society said, “Following the series of successful and pioneering film promotional and educational events launched by the AFA Academy, we're most excited to be celebrating excellence in Asian cinema again in our annual awards show. This year, the AFA will move back to Hong Kong, where it all began, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong SAR Government. Our Academy and Awards will continue to maintain Hong Kong's role as an international city and a major hub for the creative industries.”
This year, the AFA received almost 1,600 submissions from 28 countries. The entries were wide-ranging and include period epics, romantic comedies, crime, thriller, monster movies and festival acclaimed works. Entries were considered from established and upcoming filmmakers, with an encouraging diversity and creativity once again showing the growth and richness of the cinemas of the Asian region.
Details of the 11th Asian Film Awards Ceremony:
Date: March 21, 2017 (Tuesday)
Venue: Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
(10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong)