Press Release

01/08/2022 By Film Fest Webteam

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.


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.