The 2nd edition of the AMÉRASIA FILM FESTIVAL in Montréal, will be held this coming week (March 3rd to 13th) and will feature some of the Asian best film of late. The festival, launched by Ciné-Asie will screen 22 feature films from over 10 countries and 5 convivial and informative seminars and events.
AmérAsia will open with an acclaimed Asian-Canadian film, One Big Hapa Family by Jeff Chiba Stearns and a panel discussion on “Blending generations – Did you say ‘international marriage?” with invited guests from the public who are in mixed marriages.
Feature presentations will include Academy Award nominee, Water by Deepa Mehta, Harmony starring Yunjin Kim from the popular TV series Lost, Sundance Film Festival nominee Old Partner by Lee Chung-Ryoul, Tribeca Film Festival nominee A Brand New Life by Ounie Lecomte, a moving documentary, Don’t Cry For me, Sudan by Goo Soo-hwan, The Mountain Thief by Gerry Balasta (a gripping story based on the largest dumpsite town in the world), Barking Dogs Never Bites by Bong Joon-ho, a short animation collection from China and finally the winner of best cinematography award at Fantasia Film Festival, The Clone Returns Hone by Kanji Nakajima.
The seminars and events will include the 3rd National Video Portrait Competition, an Introductory Asian-Canadian Co-Production Summit, Financial Management and Negotiating Legal Documents in Filmmaking seminar, and a film screening with a dance show on ‘Bollywood Night‘
Ciné-Asie, a non-profit media arts organization, with over 17 years of long standing support of the Asian and Asian Canadian cinema, was established in Montreal and focuses on three components, namely screenings, seminars and workshops.