Fri, 8 October, 20:00 – 21:30 (KST)
In 2013, three main Asian film festivals – Busan, Hong Kong and Tokyo – joined together to create the non-profit organization, the Asian Film Awards Academy to promote and develop Asian cinema and its talents. The Asian Film Awards Academy highlights, strengthens and develops Asian film industry and culture through the annual Asian Film Awards, and several year-round initiatives including strategies for building regional and international audiences.
Inaugurated in 2007, the Asian Film Awards celebrates excellence in Asian cinema through the annual presentation of awards to talents and films that make up the dynamic film industries of Asia. In 2013, three main Asian film festivals – Hong Kong, Busan and Tokyo – joined to create the Asian Film Awards Academy. The 15th Asian Film Awards will be hosted in Busan for the second time. 36 films from 8 countries/regions are nominated, and the winners in 18 categories will be announced on 8 October, combining on-site and online presentation.