About the Asia-Pacific Film Festival

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Heads of Delegations

Panchacharam P Nalliah
Panchacharam P Nalliah
Secretary General 秘書長
Lin Wei-Lun
Lin Wei-Lun
Taipei 台北
Somkiat Ruenpraphat
Somkiat Ruenpraphat
Bangkok 曼谷
Chandra Kant Jha
Chandra Kant Jha
Bombay 孟買
Nilendra Deshapriya Fernando Hewannahennadige
Nilendra Deshapriya Fernando Hewannahennadige
Colombo 可倫坡
Chan Yi Feng
Chan Yi Feng
Macao 澳門
Vu Thi Hong Nga
Vu Thi Hong Nga
Hanoi 河內
Firman Bintang
Firman Bintang
Jakarta 雅加達
Sheikh Hameed
Sheikh Hameed
Karachi 卡拉奇
Min Bahadur Bham
Min Bahadur Bham
Kathmandu 加德滿都
Nancie Foo
Nancie Foo
Kuala Lumpur 吉隆坡
Liza Dino
Liza Dino
Manila 馬尼拉
Allan Cheung
Allan Cheung
Phnom Penh 金邊
Aysha Radwan
Aysha Radwan
Riyadh 利雅德
Amir Esfandiari
Amir Esfandiari
德黑蘭 Tehran
Yasushi Shiina
Yasushi Shiina
Tokyo 東京
Mou Yi Jia
Mou Yi Jia
Ulaanbaatar 烏蘭巴托
Kaled Mohamed Sidek
Kaled Mohamed Sidek
Kuwait 科威特

List of Oberservers

Li Jian-Ming
Li Jian-Ming
北京 Beijing
Tam Chung Leung (Johnnie)
Tam Chung Leung (Johnnie)
雪梨 Sydney
Proshoon Rahmaan
Proshoon Rahmaan
達卡 Dhaka

About the Federation of Motion Picture Producers in Asia Pacific (FPA)

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Federation of Motion Picture Producers in Asia-Pacific (FPA)

FPA was initially a non-government, non-profit, Asia-Pacific academic research group initiated by Mr. Shao Yifu in 1954 together with members who are film and television groups from major cities in Asia-Pacific region. Currently, there are 18 member cities in FPA, including Bangkok, Mumbai, Colombo, Hanoi, Jakarta, Karachi, Kathmandu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Manila, Phnom Penh, Riyadh, Seoul, Taipei, Tehran, Tokyo, Ulaanbaatar, et al. While Beijing, Dhaka, and Sydney who joined in March 2018 is under observation, will become member cities next year.

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Asia-Pacific Film Festival

The 58th APFF has over 65 years of history. It is the most iconic and historical stage for Chinese-Asian films among Asian film festivals. It serves the functions of expanding and encouraging diplomatic, cultural, artistic, educational, tourism, and economic exchanges. It is also a long-established influential event for film art exchange and cultivating film talents in the Asia Pacific region.

APFF History

  • In 1953, Masaichi Nagata, the chairman of Daiei だいえい, in planning of expanding the Southeast Asian market, held a regular film event. Thus, invited Sir Run Run Shawand many others and co-founded the “Southeast Asian Film Producers Association”. The Federation at that time had members from Japan, Taiwan, British Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.
  • The 1st "Southeast Asia Film Festival - Golden Harvest Award, May 8-20, 1954," was held in Tokyo and was a competitive film festival.
  • The 2nd "Southeast Asia Film Festival - Golden Lion Award" was held in Singapore from May 14 to 21, 1955.
  • The 3rd "Southeast Asia Film Festival - Golden Globe Award" was held in Hong Kong on June 20, 1956.
  • The 4th "Asia-Pacific Film Festival (APFF)" was held in Japan (the second time) in May 1957. Due to the expansion of member countries to countries outside Southeast Asia, it was renamed " Asia Film Festival ".
  • The 5th " Asia Film Festival - Golden Dragon Award" was held on April 26, 1958, and the 5th was held in Manila.
  • The 6th " Asia Film Festival - Golden Jubilee Award" was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from May 3rd to 8th, 1959.
  • The 7th " Asia Film Festival - Golden Jubilee Award" was held in Tokyo (third time) from April 5-9, 1960
  • The 8th " Asia Film Festival " was held in Manila from March 7th to 11th, 1961.
  • The 9th " Asia Film Festival " was held in Seoul, Korea from May 12th to 16th, 1962.
  • The 10th " Asia Film Festival - Golden Harvest Award" was held in Tokyo (the fourth) from April 15 to 16, 1963 in Tokyo.
  • The 11th " Asia Film Festival " was held in Taipei (first time) from June 15th to 19th, 1964
  • The 12th " Asia Film Festival - Golden Harvest Award" was held in Kyoto (fifth) from May 8 to 14, 1965.
  • The 13rd " Asia Film Festival - Golden Harvest Award" was held in Seoul, Korea on May 5-9, 1966.
  • The 14th " Asia Film Festival - Golden Harvest Award" was held in Tokyo (sixth) from September 27 to October 3, 1967.
  • The APFF was suspended for one year in 1968.
  • The 15th " Asia Film Festival - Golden Harvest Award " was held in 1968. Held in Manila, Philippines from June 14th to June 20th
  • The 16th " Asia Film Festival - Golden Harvest Award" was held in Jakarta, Indonesia from June 14 to June 18, 1970.
  • The 17th " Asia Film Festival - Golden Harvest Award" was held in Taipei (the second time) from June 5 to June 9, 1971.
  • The 18th " Asia Film Festival " was held in Seoul, South Korea from May 17th to 21st, 1972. It was changed to a film-making exhibition, which was mainly based on exchanging.
  • The 19th Asia Film Festival held in Asia on May 14-18, 1973 in Singapore.
  • The 20th " Asia Film Festival " was held in Taipei (the third time) in Taipei on June 11-15, 1974. It also recorded a total of 77 awards for the film festival.
  • The 21st Asia Film Festival was held in Jakarta on June 12-15, 1975.
  • The 22nd Asia Film Festival was held in Busan, South Korea from June 15-17, 1976.
  • The 23rd Asia Film Festival was held in Bangkok, Thailand from November 18th to 25th, 1977. Due to political reasons, Taiwan did not participate. The resolution of the conference began to change to the name of capitals or movie cities in the 24th session.
  • The 24th Asia Film Festival was held in Sydney, Australia from October 2nd to 6th, 1978.
  • The 25th Asia Film Festival was held in Singapore from July 3rd to 6th, 1979.
  • The 26th Asia Film Festival was held in Yogyakarta and Bali, Indonesia from June 28 to July 2, 1980.
  • The APFF was suspended for one year in 1981.
  • The 27th Asia Film Festival held with competition, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from September 11th to 14th, 1982.
  • The 28th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in Taipei in November 1983 (the fourth time), changed back to the competitive film festival, and joined Australia and New Zealand, so it was renamed as 'Asia-Pacific Film Festival'; the theme song was produced in October of that year. Lyrics by Mr. Y. Sun, composed by Mr. C.C.Liu, along with Lin Jiaqing's arrangement, performed by the Kuo Kuang Harmony Chorus Group, S. S. Tsai(the lead soprano), Peijiang middle school alumnus Li Patty (English soprano), and the Zhongshi big band accompaniment.
  • The 29th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in December 1984 in Bangkok, Thailand
  • The 30th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in Tokyo in July 1985 (the seventh time) in Tokyo
  • The 31st Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in September 1986 in Seoul, Korea
  • The 32nd Asia Pacific Film Festival, held in Taipei (the fifth time) in October 1987
  • The 33rd Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in Phuket, Thailand, in 1988
  • The 34th Asia Pacific Film Festival, held in 1989 in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • The 35th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in Manila, Philippines in 1990
  • The 36th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in Taipei (the sixth time) in Taipei in 1991
  • The 37th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in Seoul, Korea in 1992
  • The 38th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in September 1993 in Japan (the eighth time) Fukuoka
  • The 39th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in Sydney, Australia, September 1994
  • The 40th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in July 1995 in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • The 41st Asia Pacific Film Festival, held in Auckland, New Zealand in 1996
  • The 42nd Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in Jeju Island, South Korea in October 1997
  • The 43rd Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in Taipei (the seventh time) in Taipei in 1998
  • The 44th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in Bangkok, Thailand in 1999
  • The 45th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2000
  • The 46th Asia Pacific Film Festival, Jakarta, India, 2001
  • The 47th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in Seoul, Korea in 2002
  • The 48th Asia-Pacific Film Festival was held in Shiraz, Iran on October 20-23, 2003.
  • The 49th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in Fukuoka, Japan (the ninth time) on September 24, 2004
  • The 50th Asia Pacific Film Festival, held on October 2, 2005 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • The 51st Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in Taipei (the eighth time) in Taipei on November 24, 2006. The Asia-Pacific Film Festival was suspended for 2 years in 2007 and 2008 (52nd Asia-Pacific Film Festival) due to funding problems.
  • Due to the funding issues, the 52nd APFF was suspended for two years (2007-2008)
  • The 53rd Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in December 19th, 2009 in Taiwan (ninth time) in Kaohsiung
  • The 54th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held in Taipei (tenth time) in Taipei on December 4, 2010
  • Due to the funding issues, the APFF was suspended for one year (2011)
  • The 55th Asia Pacific Film Festival, held in Macau on December 15, 2012
  • The 56th Asia Pacific Film Festival, held in Macau on November 29, 2013, suspended for three years in 2014–2016
  • Due to the funding issues, the APFF was suspended for three years (2014-2016)
  • The 57th Asia Pacific Film Festival, held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on July 30, 2017
  • The 58th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, held on September 1, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan (the 11th time), and compiled 65 years of key messages regarding the Asia-Pacific Film Festival, and further established its official website.

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