20 foreign language Oscar contenders to screen at Asian World Film Festival in Culver City

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016. Filed under: Entertainment Happenings


Los Angeles  2016 — – Twenty films submitted to represent their countries in the Motion Picture Academy’s Foreign Language Film category will be among the 34 motion pictures at the  which runs from October 24 to November 1 at the ArcLight Theater in Culver City.

In association with CJ Entertainment, this year’s festival will include a special screening track “Korean Film Days,” featuring five films from South Korea, including the Oscar® contender The Age of Shadows. The closing night film will be South Korea’s Operation Chromite. Keon-Seop Park, a visionary producer who opened the door to the New Korean Cinema in the ‘90s, will be honored on that night with the Cinematic Legacy Achievement Award. The three other films screening as part of CJ Entertainment’s Korea Film Days are Asura, The World of Us and The Map Against the World. All five films were released in 2016.

The other Oscar contenders are Armenia’s Earthquake, Bangladesh’s The Unnamed, India’s Interrogation, Iraq’s El Clasico, Japan’s Nagasaki Memories of my Son, Jordan’s 3000 Nights, Kazakhstan’s Amanat, Kyrgyzstan’s A Father’s Will, Lebanon’s Very Big Shot, Malaysia’s Redha, Nepal’s The Black Hen, Palestine’sThe Idol, Pakistan’s Mah e Mir, Russia’s Paradise, Singapore’s Apprentice, Taiwan’s Hang In There, Kids!, Thailand’s Karma, Turkey’s Cold of Kalandar andYellow Flowers on the Green Grass from Vietnam.

The AWFF is generously sponsored by Aitysh Film, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, Etihad Airways, Variety, Sony Entertainment Television – Asia, The Los Angeles Film School, Consulate General of Lebanon in Los Angeles, CD Video Manufacturing, Inc., Chicago Music Library, Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP, BDO USA, Samsson, Casa Mexico Tequila, Final Draft, QuickFilmBudget, Arclight Cinemas, The Culver Hotel, Beverly Hills Luxury Interiors, City of Culver City, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, World Nomad Games 2016, Korean Film Council, Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Affairs Council, 5 Star Moving, Los Angeles American Heritage Month, Lebanese Minister of Culture, Berri’s Kitchen and United World Colleges.

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