The Asian World Film Festival will take place on November 9

The festival will open with the world premiere of “Decibel” and end with the VIP screening of “Decision to Leave”

HOLLYWOOD, CA., October 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The 8the annual Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) will take place November 9 – 18, 2022 at Los Angeles. Kick AWFFs stopped Wednesday, November 9 with the world premiere of DECIBEL, directed by In-ho Hwang and featuring Kim Rae Won and Lee Jang Suk. The action thriller will be unveiled at the Regency Village Theater, Westwood and will be followed by a Q&A with writer/producer Jin-hoon Lee (“Midnight FM”) and a VIP reception. Red carpet appearances begin 5:00 p.m. and the projection at 7:00 p.m..

The AWFF closing film will be South Korea Oscar submission DECISION TO LEAVErealized by Chan Park-wook, winner of walking sticks 2022 Best Director Award. The neo-noir, romantic mystery will screen Nov. 17 at the Directors Guild of America, Hollywood after a pre-show reception. The AWFF Closing Gala, a star-studded multimedia affair in which the Snow Leopard and other special prizes will be awarded, is scheduled for November 18 at the Saban Theater, beverly hills.

Celebrating the work of Asian filmmakers, AWFF has grown year after year. AWFF 2022 will feature 20 submissions for the 95e Oscar for best international feature film as well as several contenders for the 80e Golden Globe, Best Picture – Non-English Language Award. The expanded 10-day lineup will include showpieces and special screenings, themed film days, industry forum discussions and other celebrations. Additional screenings and activities will take place November 10 – 16 on the AMC marketplace, Marina Del Rey and at the Culver Hotel, Culver City, California.

“AWFF’s theme for this eighth edition is ‘The Power of Connectivity’,” said Georges N. Chamchoun, AWFF Executive Director. “Eight is an important number for many Asian cultures, connoting good fortune and social communication, among other qualities, and calls for AWFF’s continued role in nurturing the connections between Hollywood and Asia.”

Chamchoun continued, “Asian films are gaining greater artistic prominence every year and with DECIBEL, DECISION TO LEAVE and all of our 2022 programming, we are bringing a lot of from Asia best new and established creative voices for Hollywood.”

Festival sponsors and partners include Aitysh UNITED STATESPeer, Dr. Dao Medical Center, Win Slavin Fine Arts, Dutcher Crossing, Panavision, The One Heart Movement, The Bruce Lee Foundation, Barco, Korean Cultural Center (KCC, LA), Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), AKIpress, Asia Society and Jackson’s Deli & Market.


The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF), founded by Kyrgyz public figure Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, brings the best of a wide selection of Asian world cinema to Los Angeles raise awareness of the wealth of filmmakers in the region and strengthen ties between Asia and Hollywood film industries. Uniting through cross-cultural collaboration, the Festival champions films from more than 50 countries across Asiaof Turkey at Japan and of Russia at India and the Middle East. All participating films have the unique opportunity to be guided through the difficult awards season. They are also presented to members of the Motion Picture Academy, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and entertainment guilds for greater exposure, media attention, and awards consideration. AWFF is a non-profit organization under Aitysh, UNITED STATES.

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