Fantastic Asia International Film Festival is brought to you by internationally acclaimed novelist and culture figure Mian Mian and her team in collaboration with FFI.
Global in outlook, Fantastic Asia is committed to unearthing open-minded filmmakers who cut through conceptual frameworks, paradigms and dichotomies. With a soft spot for Asian filmmakers worldwide, Asian cities, Asian stories, Asian Architecture, sci-fi narratives driven by Asian philosophies, and bringing ancient Asian heritage on to the screen.
FAIFF is starting 2022 with two thematic awards. Under the “Fantastic Asia” umbrella a number of awards are on offer for feature films, short films (ultra-shorts), documentaries, museum film, animation ,music videos and more......
The festival will also confer a major award: the Auteur Award, which aims to stimulate discussion of the complexities and nuances of auteur film in the present day. Exploring the unnoticed innovations in Auteur film on a global scale ,particularly in Asia, in the compex world of today.
The FAIFF program will be rounded off with a series of Asian Film Markets, special screenings of Asian films, and more.
Mian Mian THE DIRECTOR OF FAFFI
Her poise and coolness are like a Beatnik’s
So strongly so that her flair eclipses the cynicism of today
And makes jaded readers stir and think again
_Da Yi Literature
Shanghai-born novelist and one of Shanghai's most important cultural figures, now living in between Europe and Asia.
Mian Mian's novels have been translated into sixteen languages and published worldwide. In addition to the bestseller Candy, she has also written some avant-garde works and is regarded as one of the fifty most important Chinese writers of the last fifty years. In addition to literature, her creative career has involved film, contemporary art, music, talk shows performance and more. The events she orgenised that appeal to both mainstream and non-mainstream audiences around the world.
Mian Mian was involved in one of the first waves of DV in China, and her own film, Short Capitalism was exhibited at Basel in Hong Kong 2017.
Festival Testimonials ........
The NICE International Film Festival was one of the best film festivals that I have ever participated in as a director and producer. Every aspect of the festival was managed with excellence, from the communications with the festival director and staff, to the beautiful festival magazine, to the quality of films that I had the pleasure of watching, to the awards ceremony.
Wonderful fest persevering even during the pandemic. Good for new filmmakers.
This was a great festival to work with and we are happy to share our film Alaska Long Hunters with new people through this festivals selection! Thanks so much for having us and giving us the ability to share Gods word!
One of the best film festivals! They are very communicative from the start. A very professionally done festival with films from all over the world. I highly recommend filmmakers to apply!
Thanks to Carl Tooney, Adam Tinnion and Kaoru Kajitani for this fantastic festival, and to award twice THE 7 VICES as best Cinematography Feature Film and Best Best Hair & Makeup we have a wonderful time and we meet incredible talented directors
Carl, Adam, Kaoru, and the rest of the organizers that I did not get a chance to meet that night have been organizing something special. Every single one of the film makers we met were top notch and respectful, and were all carefully selected by this wonderful committee. The festival itself is massive, hosting countries from all over the world and giving each other pleasure of mingling and celebrating their great achievements in the film industry. It's no wonder this festival has been around as long as it has, because this remains a one stop shop for film makers to further their career in as safe, and friendly a way as possible.
If there was one thing we especially loved about this festival, it's how involved everyone was with each others work. Us film makers were chatting until the ends of each night about our greatest passions, and especially the awards night will be one of the most unforgettable evenings of our lives.
We look forward to applying to all the future Nice festivals to come, and further than that, to stay a part of this incredible Film Festival International community.
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