2024.02.21 [Updates]
The 17th Asian Film Awards: Japanese Directors Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Kore-eda Hirokazu and many other guests to Meet the Hong Kong Audience in Person at Asian Cinerama Screening Events

The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) announced that seven outstanding nominated films of the 17th Asian Film Awards will be screened in Hong Kong alongside two special screenings from March 7 through 11 before and after the Awards Ceremony.
The Asian Film Awards, an annual prestigious event celebrating Asian cinema, brings film talents from all over the world together, promoting Asian film culture to the world, while also facilitating exchanges between cinephiles and filmmakers.
The screening event titled Asian Cinerama features nice films including three Best Film nominees: Evil Does Not Exist, 12.12: The Day and Paradise. The selection also includes Monster, Dwelling by the West Lake (both receiving three nominations), City of Wind (nominated for Best New Director and Best Newcomer), and Trouble Girl (nominated for Best Actress). Two screenings of special presentation include Tokyo Sonata, the masterpiece of Japanese director KUROSAWA Kiyoshi who will serve this year’s Jury President, and Egoist, which got three nominations at the 16th AFA.
In conjunction with the screenings, there will be post-screening talks and stage greeting events welcoming international filmmakers. From Japan, AFAA is honored to have the AFA17 Jury President Kurosawa Kiyoshi, with his masterpiece Tokyo Sonata, who will share on his creative journey over the years, director KORE-EDA Hirokazu with renowned screenwriter SAKAMOTO Yuji talking about the award-winning film Monster, and ISHIBASHI Eiko, who won the Best Music Award for Drive My Car at the 16th AFA last year, and will talk about her experience in film music composing and her collaboration with director HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke. In addition, from Egoist, which was nominated in three categories at the 16th AFA and will be shown as a special screening at the 17th AFA, director MATSUNAGA Daishi, lead actor SUZUKI Ryohei and MIYAZAWA Hio, who won the Best Supporting Actor Award for this film and is this year’s Youth Ambassador, will attend the screening to meet the audience.
For more information on dates, screening films and guests, please visit the AFA website. afa-academy.com
The Asian Cinerama is presented by the Asian Film Awards Academy, in collaboration with Broadway Cinematheque and financially supported by Create Hong Kong and the Film Development Fund. Screenings will be held from March 7 (Thu) to 11 (Mon) at Broadway Cinematheque, PREMIERE ELEMENTS and MOViE MOViE Cityplaza. Tickets will be available starting from February 24. Please visit the Asian Film Awards Academy website (afa-academy.com) or Broadway Circuit website (cinema.com.hk) for more ticketing information.
The AFA Ceremony will take place at the Xiqu Centre in the West Kowloon Cultural District on March 10, 2024. The prestigious event will also be streamed live on the AFAA’s official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/@AsianFilmAwardsAcademy).
March 7, 2024 (Thu) 19:30 Broadway Cinematheque
Prasanna VITHANAGE is one of most important contemporary film directors in Sri Lanka. This film set in the Sri Lanka’s economic crisis won the Kim Ji-seok Award at the Busan International Film Festival.
Guest: Prasanna VITHANAGE
City of Wind
March 8, 2024 (Fri) 19:15 Broadway Cinematheque
This Mongolian film was selected in the Venice Film Festival and many other international film festivals. The leading actor, Tergel BOLD-ERDENE, made his debut in the film and won the Orizzonti Award for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival.
Guest: Tergel BOLD-ERDENE
Tokyo Sonata
March 9, 2024 (Sat) 12:30 PREMIERE ELEMENTS
This film won the Jury Prize of Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival and the Best Film at the 3rd Asian Film Awards.
Guest: KUROSAWA Kiyoshi
March 9, 2024 (Sat) 15:50 PREMIERE ELEMENTS
KORE-EDA Hirokazu who usually writes his own screenplay, collaborated with renowned screenwriter SAKAMOTO Yuji. This critically acclaimed work, which adopts the narrative structure of multiple perspectives, won Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival.
Guest: KORE-EDA Hirokazu, SAKAMOTO Yuji
Evil Does Not Exist

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March 9, 2024 (Sat) 19:00 PREMIERE ELEMENTS
After winning the Best Original Music at the Asian Film Awards for Drive My Car last year, musician ISHIBASHI Eiko has joined forces again with director HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke. The film was selected in the Venice International Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize.
12.12: The Day
March 9, 2024 (Sat) 19:00 MOViE MOViE Cityplaza
Directed by Korean director KIM Sung-soo and starring HWANG Jung-min, the film is set in 12.12 Military Insurrection and became a box office hit right after its release.
Dwelling by the West Lake
March 9, 2024 (Sat) 19:00 Broadway Cinematheque
Director GU Xiaogang was named the youngest winner of the Kurosawa Akira Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival with this film, which is about the story of a young man saving his mother who mistakenly entered the fraud organization.
Guest: GU Xiaogang, JIANG Qinqin, CHEN Jianbin
Trouble Girl
March 10, 2024 (Sat) 11:00 Broadway Cinematheque
Audrey LIN became the youngest winner Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress with this film. Co-star Terrance LAU Chun Him was nominated for the Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer.
Guest: Audrey LIN, Terrance LAU Chun Him


March 11, 2024 (Mon) 19:00 PREMIERE ELEMENTS
The film was selected in multiple international film festivals and awards including 35th Tokyo International Film Festival’s Competition section and 16th AFA. Co-stars SUZUKI Ryohei and MIYAZAWA Hio won the Mainichi Film Awards for Best Actor and Supporting actor respectively.
*The final arrangement is subject to the announcements by the Asian Film Awards Academy. Please refer to the Asian Film Awards Academy’s social media platforms.