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About the Festival
The best in Asian Cinema, from Iran to Japan
The Pan Asia Film Festival is a major cultural showcase for Asian cinema taking place across ten London venues and several other UK cities from 6th-17th March 2013. Receiving wide support from various industry bodies and cultural organisations in the UK, the festival aims to screen the most dynamic and challenging cinema from all over Asia – from Iran to Japan – in the UK for the first time. Supplementing more than a dozen films with a number of master classes, exhibitions and live site-specific events, the 2013 edition of the festival will be supported by a number of high profile guests and patrons, and will be far the biggest edition of the festival to date.
Previous editions of the festival have premiered films such as Academy Award nominee Tran Anh Hung's Norwegian Wood, Mira Nair's The Namesake and Zhang Yi Mou's Hero. Previous guests of the festival include Gurinder Chadha, Chen Kaige, Mira Nair,Zhang Yi Mou and Ken Loach. The only festival of its kind in the UK, PAFF offers UK audiences the chance to experience all the beauty, variety and dynamism of Asian cinema, from Iran to Japan.