D/B Presents: Asian Film Festival Berlin @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin | Wednesday, 26.10. – Sunday, 30.10. 2011

Digital In Berlin is pleased to present the Asian Film Festival Berlin (AFFB), which takes place from October 26–30, and will present 30 contemporary Asian feature, documentary, and short films that take “Imagine(d) Kinships” and “Food” as their themes.

The Festival will show new works from Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and the U.S. Asian diaspora that present a variety of notions of family and kinship.

As a result of processes of globalization and social transformation, life conceptions and notions of community in Asia and the Asian diaspora are constantly in flux. Established forms of dominance continue while new spaces for exciting modes of self-conceptualization and new forms of the communal emerge.

In addition to the film screenings, the Festival presents a panel discussion (Oct. 29, 2011) with guests from Hong Kong in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Hong Kong and the Free University of Berlin (Chinese Studies). On the night of Oct. 29, 2011, a Festival party will take place at Club HBC with Asian DJs and other surprise guests.

Opening film: “Bi, don’t be afraid” | Trailer

The following international guests will be on hand during the festival:
Phan Dang Di (Director, Vietnam), Kong Rithdee and Kaweenipon Ketprasit (Directors, Thailand), Aya Hanabusa (Director, Japan), Yau Ching (Director & Film Scholar, Hong Kong), Arnika Fuhrmann (Curator & Film Scholar, Hong Kong) and Shutaro Oku (Director, Japan).

The screenings will take place at Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Korean Embassy’s Department of Cultural Affairs in Berlin.

We are giving away 2 x 2 tickets for every festival day. Just send a mail to win@digitalinberlin.de with the date you would like to attend and “Asian Film Festival” as the subject.

Asian Film Festival Berlin

Wednesday, 26. October – Sunday, 30. October 2011
Haus der Kulturen der Welt | John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 | 10557 Berlin/Mitte

http://www.asianfilmfestivalberlin.de/ | www.hkw.de