• Shintoism in Hayao Miyazaki movie “Spirited Away”

    Hayao Miyasaki, born in 1941 in Japan, is known for being the co-founder of Ghibli Studios, as well as an award-winning director, animator, scriptwriter and illustrator. Miyasaki is celebrated worldwide for his animated films, and is considered to be one of the most influential figures at a global level when…

  • Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon: A Bridge Between Japanese Cinema and the World

    Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon: A Bridge Between Japanese Cinema and the World

    In 1951, the world of cinema underwent an epochal transformation: at the Venice Film Festival, a Japanese film entitled Rashomon, directed by Akira Kurosawa, won the prestigious Golden Lion. This was not the first Japanese film to be presented at the Venice Film Festival but this victory opened the doors…

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    Last October 8th marked the conclusion of the fourth edition of the All Asian Film Festival Portraying heavy social themes, both movies showcast the tragic beauty of youth and life through scenes full of symbolism.  If I have sparked your interest and you’re eager to learn more about these poignant…

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    The fourth edition of the All Asian Independent Film Festival took place in the Philippines on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of October 2023, with many outstanding movies screened across seven different categories of independent cinema. Within the wider festival, six movies are part of the Student movies, yet there…

  • AAIFF 2023: Dramatic Shorts

    AAIFF 2023: Dramatic Shorts

    The fourth edition of the All Asian Independent Film Festival took place in the Philippines on the 6th, 7th and 8th of October 2023, with many outstanding movies screened across seven different categories of independent cinema. Within the wider festival, eight movies have been competing to be crowned with the…

  • AAIFF & ÉCU: ON-THE-ROAD-TOUR Special Event

    AAIFF & ÉCU: ON-THE-ROAD-TOUR Special Event

    A triumphant celebration of cinema took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia the weekend of the 20th October, after the All Asian Independent Film Festival and ÉCU, The European Independent Film Festival launched the inaugural On-the-Road-Tour in the city’s prestigious Legend Cinema. Across Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 39 films from 22…

  • AAIFF 2023: Documentary Section

    AAIFF 2023: Documentary Section

    The films in the All Asian Independent Film Festival’s Documentary category provide a dexterous display of journalism and artistic expression year on year, and 2023 was no exception. This year’s selection explored vastly different subjects (music, martial arts, race, education, forced marriage) in a broad range of countries, yet, interestingly,…

  • Day Three of the All Asian Independent Film Festival

    Day Three of the All Asian Independent Film Festival

    Well, there we are! The end of another thrilling weekend of groundbreaking cinema. As the doors to the Power Plant Cinema close and the sun sets over Manila, let’s take a look at the third and final day of this year’s All Asian Independent Film Festival. The start of the…

  • Day Two of the All Asian Independent Film Festival

    Day Two of the All Asian Independent Film Festival

    The second day of the festival is successfully behind us and we hope it was full of wonderful cinematic experiences for everyone who attended! We started the day with a screening of two films from the Filipino Film Student Corner. Both Eyesight and To Be With Ma are very personal…

  • Day One of the All Asian Independent Film Festival

    Day One of the All Asian Independent Film Festival

    A warm welcome to our first day of the All Asian Independent Film Festival to all cinephiles, film enthusiasts and lovers of independent cinema. In the heart of Manila, a vibrant tapestry of cultures and stories is unfolding as the All Asian Independent Film Festival kicks off its cinematic celebration.…

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