AIMS AND HISTORY

In 1995, NHK celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of motion pictures by launching a series of projects related to the cinema. As a part of these projects, the NHK Asian Film Festival has since internationally co-produced 29 motion pictures with Asian producers aiming to foster cross-cultural understanding and to contribute to the film industry in Asia.
The festival became a place to introduce not only the NHK co-production films, but also high-quality works from talented Asian filmmakers. NHK decided not to continue the festival after 12th edition in 2011.

FILMOGRAPHY

Co-production films for the 1st Festival (1995)

"Nham / Nostalgia for Countryland" Dir:Dang Nhat Minh / Vietnam
"Kathapurushan / Man of the Story" Dir:Adoor Gopalakrishnan / India
"House of the Peacock" Dir:Cherd Songsri / Thailand
"Heaven's Animal" Dir:Nansalyn Uranchimeg / Mongolia

Co-production films for the 2nd Festival (1997)

"Fang Lang / Sweet Degeneration" Die:Lin Cheng-sheng / Taiwan
"Purahanda Kaluwara / Death on a Full Moon Day" Dir:Prasanna Vithanage / Sri Lanka
"I WISH..." Dir:Zulfikar Musakov / Uzbekistan
"Jogho" Dir:U-Wei Bin HajiSaari / Malaysia

Co-production films for the 3rd Festival (1999)

"Bakha Satang / Peppermint Candy" Dir:Lee Chang-Dong / South Korea
"Xilu Xiang / Little Cheung" Dir:Fruit Chan / Hong Kong
"Mukundo / Mask of Desire" Dir:Tsering Rhitar Sherpa / Nepal
"City Loop" Dir:Belinda Chayko / Australia
"Beed-o Baad / Willow and Wind" Dir:Mohammad-Ali Talebi / Iran

Co-production films for the 4th Festival (2001)

"Pasir berbisik / Whispering Sands" Dir:Nan Triveni Achnas / Indonesia
"Safare Mardane Khakestary / Journey of the Gray Men" Dir:Amir Shahab Razavian / Iran
"JOL / The Road" Dir:Darejan Omirbaev / Kazakhstan
"The Best of Times" Dir:Chang Tso-Chi / Taiwan

Co-production films for the 5th Festival (2003)

"OSAMA" Dir:Siddiq Barmak / Afghanistan
"ARIMPARA / A Story That Begins at the End" Dir:Murali Nair / India
"Floating Landscape" Dir:Carol Lai Miu-suet / Hong Kong
"The Hunter" Dir:Serik Aprymov / Kazakhstan
"FIVE Dedicated to Ozu" Dir:Abbas Kiarostami / Iran

Co-production films for the 6th Festival (2005)

"Don't Look Back" Dir:Kim Young-Nam / South Korea
"4:30" Dir:Royston Tan / Singapore
"Upwards" Dir:Bui Thac Chuyen / Vietnam

The 7th Festival (2006)

Co-production film
"Sweet Mud" Dir:Dror Shaul / Israel
Official selection
"PEACOCK -Scenes from my family-" Dir:Gu Changwei / China
"Mongolian Ping Pong" Dir:Ning Hao / China
"Navarasa" Dir:Santosh Sivan / India
"Story of PAO" Dir:Ngo Quang Hai / Vietnam
"So close, So far" Dir:Reza Mir Karimi / Iran

The 8th Festival (2007)

Co-production film
"Hidden Feelings" Dir:Mostafa R. Karimi / Iran
Official selection
"Garasi" Dir:Agung Sentausa / Indonesia
"1735KM Jackfruit Thorn Kiss" Dir:NGUYEN Nghiem Dang Tuan / Vietnam
"Smell of Rain" Dir:Gloria Chee / Singapore
"The Railroad" Dir:PARK Heung-sik / South Korea

The 9th Festival (2008)

Co-production film
"Kick Off" Dir:Shawkat Amin Korki / Iraq Kurdistan
Official selection
"Orz Boyz!" Dir:Yang Ya-Che / Taiwan
"Pandora's Box" Dir:Yesim Ustaoglu / Turkey=France=Germany=Belgium
"My Son" Dir:Jang Jin / South Korea
"Tickets" Dir:Jacob Cheung / China
Guest Screening
"Mother Earth of Cinema" Dir:Xiang Yang / China

The 10th Festival (2009)

Co-production film
"PINOY SUNDAY" Dir:Wi Ding Ho / Taiwan=NHK
Official selection
"TAHAAN : A boy with a grenade" Dir:Santosh Sivan / India
"TRUE NOON" Dir:Nosir Saidov / Tajikistan
"FINDING SHANGRI-LA" Dir:Ismene Ting / China
"CAPTAIN ABU RAED" Dir:Amin Matalqa / Jordan

The 11th Festival (2010)

Official selection
"Ice Kacang Puppy Love" Dir:Aniu / Malaysia
"The Light Thief" Dir: Aktan Arym Kubat / Kyrgyz=France=Germany=Italy=Netherland
"Winter Vacation" Dir: Li Hongqi / China
"Delhi-6" Dir: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra / India

The 12th Festival (2011)

Official selection
"My Mongolian Mother" Dir: Ning Cai / China
"Loving You, Loving Me (Khob Khun Thee Rak Kan)" Dir: Peerasak Saksiri / Putipong Saisikaew / Sayombhu Mukdeeprom / Thailand
"URUMI The Guy who fought against Vasco Da Gama" Dir: Santosh Sivan / India
"A Cube of Sugar (Yek Habbeh Qand)" Dir: Reza Mirkarimi / Iran