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CinemAsia Film Festival

CinemAsia Film Festival

Mar 05, 2019Mar 10, 2019
Kriterion and Rialto
Amsterdam
8,50 euros to 10,50 euros

CinemAsia Film Festival

CinemAsia Film Festival is the only pan-Asian festival in the Netherlands and one of the largest Asian film festivals in Europe.

Dutch-Asian excellence in filmmaking

CinemAsia Film Festival in Amsterdam gathers together a delightful selection of the best independent, mainstream and art-house Asian films, with the aim of bringing out valuable insights from Asian culture and unite Dutch-Asian communities by shared excellence in filmmaking. CinemAsia has also collaborated with other festivals such as Pink Film Days, Amsterdam Indonesian Film Week and Indian Film Festival in The Hague. The CinemAsia venues include the Kriterion Theater and the Rialto Theater.

Besides films from China, Cambodia, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and other Southeast and East Asian countries, the festival offers food, karaoke, panels, exhibitions, a bazaar and more to ensure a fun and fulfilling experience for everyone.

CinemAsia Awards

For the prestigious jury award, festival competition nominees will compete for the titles of Best Film, Best Director and Best Performer. The jury consists of many pre-eminent names in the industry.

Additionally, there is the Audience Award, giving the audience the opportunity to vote for their favourite film, and students are invited to assess the films of first-time directors, which will be given the Student Award for Best Film, to be screened on the CinemAsia On Tour.

CinemAsia On Tour 2019

The most popular and successful films featured in CinemAsia in Amsterdam will appear in CinemAsia On Tour in Rotterdam in May and Maastricht in September. 

Festival side-events

CinemAsia also organises side-events such as CinemAsia Food & Film and CinemAsia Food Market and panel discussions. Don't forget to take part in one of the most prized traditions of the festival – the Rainbow Karaoke at the Kriterion Café.

As a special bonus, visitors can buy a food ticket and treat themselves to wonderful Asian food on selected days of the festival known as Food & Film Days. On the first weekend of the festival, the CinemAsia Food Market will fill the café of the Kriterion theatre. Book your Food & Film ticket now while they are still available, as they are limited.

Book your tickets

Book your tickets online in advance. The box offices in each theatre open 30 minutes before the films begin. Cineville cardholders can attend CinemAsia Film Festival screenings for free!