A first in Scandinavia, this new festival focusing on Asian films is set to become an annual event in Denmark.
Copenhagen’s Asian Film Festival aims to become a “cultural bridge” between Scandinavia and the Asian continent, by showcasing the best Asian cinema to the Danes as well as the city’s large Asian community.
Behind the ambitious project is an organisation of volunteers (CAFF) with a passion for much more than Bruce Lee.
For a week in February, the screens of four or five cinemas will present the brightest stars in the Asian film sky, including actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes talents like producers and directors.
The programme will include screenings, panel talks and workshops, as well as parallel events, concerts and dance performances, with a focus on Asian art, design and food.
These events will spread across art galleries, museums, libraries, restaurants and clubs and into the streets of Copenhagen. Prizes for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Film will also be up for grabs, as will the prestigious ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’.