Inaugurated in 2007, the Asian Film Awards (the “Awards”) celebrates excellence in Asian cinema through the annual presentation of awards to highlight the many diverse talents and films that make up the dynamic film industries of the region. The official organizer for the 10th anniversary Asian Film Awards includes the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) and the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF). These three main Asian film festivals joined together in late 2013 to create the non-profit organization, the Asian Film Awards Academy which is now the parent body and official organizer of the Awards.
Presented in Hong Kong in its first seven years, the Awards moved to one of Asia’s fastest growing entertainment hubs, Macau, in 2014 and 2015 – one step closer to its long-term plan of being held in different Asian cities to reflect its broad reach across the entire region. Each year, through a wide range of award categories from on screen to behind the scenes, the Awards recognizes film professionals with distinguished artistic achievements and integrity of different film expertise.
In the past nine editions, the Asian Film Awards has brought guests from over 20 countries and territories from Asia and beyond; with an average attendance of around 2,000 talents, Awards night is a spectacular gathering of stars, celebrities, industry professionals and the media that highlights and publicizes the year’s achievements in Asian movies.