The Asian Film Awards is one of the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society flagship events, a fairly new programme launched
in 2007 but is gradually gaining prominence in the film making industry.
Presenters at the 9th Asian Film Awards Ceremony
The awards recognize achievements in cinematography and is open to films produced and released in the Asian Region.
The Asian Film Awards are not to be confused with the Hong Kong Film Awards which have
been around for over 30 years and is open to Hong Kong films only.
Awards are presented in fifteen different
categories such as Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, etc. these are the "Oscars" of Asia.
Submission for nomination opens in November, nominated films are announced in January, and the winning entries are announced at
the Awards ceremony in March.
It is certainly a glittery evening with prominent local and international stars, which over the
years has included Jet Li, Andy Lau, Oliver Stone and Donatella Versace.
Attendance is of course by invitation only, but us commoners can catch a peek of our favourite celebrities
as they arrive at the Red Carpet prior to the Awards ceremony which is held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre or alternatively next door in Macau at The Venetian. It is expected that in the future the awards
could be staged in other Asian countries.
So here's a peek at this year's nominations so you have an idea of who is likely to walk down the Red Carpet! Enjoy!
2018 Asian Film Awards Nomination List
Where? The Venetian Macau
When? Saturday March 17, 2018
|Angels Wear White ||China, France|
|The Day After||South Korea|
|The Third Murder||Japan|
|CHEN Kaige||Legend of the Demon Cat||China|
|Silvia CHANG||Love Education||Taiwan|
|Ann HUI||Our Time Will Come||Hong Kong|
|HONG Sang-soo||The Day After||South Korea|
|Yuya ISHIII||The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue||Japan|
|KIM Yun-seok||1987: When the Day Comes||South Korea|
|Sukollawat KANAROT||Malila: The Farewell Flower|| Thailand |
|Rajkummar RAO||Newton|| India |
|Louis KOO||Paradox|| Hong Kong|
|DUAN Yihong||The Looming Storm|| China |
|Yu AOI||Birds Without Names||Japan |
|Sylvia CHANG||Love Education||China / Taiwan |
|Marsha TIMOTHY||Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts|| Indonesia |
|KIM Min-hee||The Day After||South Korea|
|ZHOU Dongyu ||This Is Not What I Expected|| China |
For nominations in the remaining categories:
- Best New Director
- Best Newcomer
- Best Supporting Actor
- Best Supporting Actress
- Best Screenwriter
- Best Cinematographer
- Best Production Designer
- Best Composer
- Best Editor
- Best Visual Effects
- Best Costume Designer
...and more information, check out the official website at www.asianfilmawards.asia/.
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