When: 06/03/15 - 15/03/15: All Day
Where: Osaka - Various Locations, Umeda
If you’re looking for an excuse to get out of Tokyo now the sun is out and the ski season is coming to an end, a trip south to Kansai could be in order. The Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF) is throwing open its doors for a 10th year, bringing the latest cinema from across the continent to the free-spirited city.
Beginning life in 2005 as the Korea Entertainment Film Festival, the OAFF broadened its outlook in its sophomore year to cover all East Asian cinema, quickly rising to become Japan’s premier festival covering Asian film. Based in the city of Osaka, the lively, colorful location matches the diversity and richness on offer in the festival’s film program. While the latest works from established veterans like Japan’s Tsukamoto Shinya and Hong Kong native Johnnie To stand out on the bill there’s a fine selection of exciting offerings from emerging talents across the region to look forward to.
The festival kicks off on Thursday 6th and runs until Sunday 15th, spanning two weekends with most of the action taking place around the Osaka/Umeda station areas right in the center of town.
Osaka Asian Film Festival 2015
More information: http://www.oaff.jp/2015/en/
How much: Door ¥1500, Adv ¥1300