Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Programs

Special Opening

The Moon Thieves | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

[盜月者]
2024 | Hong Kong | 107min | Directed by Steve YUEN Kim-Wai

Closing

TOKYO COWBOY | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

[東京カウボーイ]
2023 | USA | 118min | Directed by Marc MARRIOTT

Competition

This section will present 14 films chosen from films completed on or after 1st October 2022 and unreleased in Japan. The jurors will choose the winners of the Grand Prix and Most Promising Talent Award from these films.

Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

[Shashvi shashvi maq’vali]
2023 | Georgia, Switzerland | 110min | Directed by Elene NAVERIANI

City of Wind | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

[Ser ser salhi]
2023 | France, Mongolia. Germany, Portugal, Netherlands, Qatar | 103min | Directed by Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir

Fire on Water | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Fire on Water

[Neer Mel Neruppu]
2024 | Malaysia | 120min | Directed by Sun-J PERUMAL

Hyphen | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Hyphen

[Gitling]
2023 | Philippines | 94min | Directed by Jopy ARNALDO

The Lyricist Wannabe | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

The Lyricist Wannabe

[填詞L]
2023 | Hong Kong | 109min | Directed by Norris WONG

Memories of His Scent | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Memories of His Scent

[においが眠るまで]
2024 | Japan | 92min | Directed by HIGASHI Kahori

The Missing | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

The Missing

[Iti Mapukpukaw]
2023 | Philippines | 90min | Directed by Carl Joseph E. Papa

Not Friends | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Not Friends

[Puen-Mai-Sanit]
2023 | Thailand | 130min | Directed by Atta HEMWADEE

Salli | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Salli

[莎莉]
2023 | Taiwan, France | 105min | Directed by LIEN Chien Hung

Snowdrop | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Snowdrop

[スノードロップ]
2024 | Japan | 98min| Directed by YOSHIDA Kota

Solids by the Seashore | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Solids by the Seashore

2023 | Thailand | 93min | Directed by atiparn BOONTARIG

Trouble Girl | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Trouble Girl

[小曉]
2023 | Taiwan | 103min | Directed by CHIN Chia-Hua

Unborn Soul | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Unborn Soul

[渡]
2024 | Australia, China | 77min | Directed by ZHOU Zhou

Swimming in a Sand Pool| 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Swimming in a Sand Pool

[水深ゼロメートルから]
2024 | Japan | 87min | Directed by YAMASHITA Nobuhiro

Spotlight

In this section, the films are not yet famous but are expected to gain attention this year because they highlight a new talent or movement in cinema.

13 Bombs | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

13 Bombs

[13 Bom di Jakarta] 2023 | Indonesia | 143min | Directed by Angga Dwimas SASONGKO

ACCOMPANY | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Accompany

[동행] 2023 | Korea | 32min | Directed by UM Munsuk

Flavor Of Sisterhood | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Flavor of Sisterhood

[자매의 맛] 2023 | Korea | 25min | Directed by HWANG Inwon

The Fourth Man | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

The Fourth Man

[第四個男人] 2023 | Singapore | 25min | Directed by TAY Bee Pin

A Journey in Spring | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

A Journey in Spring

[春行] 2023 | Taiwan | 90min | Directed by WANG Ping-Wen, PENG Tzu-Hui

JungOk | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

JungOk

[정옥] 2023 | Korea | 18min | Directed by YOO Jimin

Out of the Shadow | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Out of the Shadow

[臥底的退隱生活]
2024 | Hong Kong | 90min | Directed by Ricky KO

Playground | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Playground

[楽園島]

2023 | USA, China | 16min | Directed by Directed by LIN Yaxing

Sojourn To Shangrila | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Sojourn to Shangri-la

[是日訪古]

2023 | 中国 | 19min | Directed by LIN Yihan

Tenement | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Tenement

2023 | Cambodia | 88min | Directed by Inrasothythep NETH / Sokyou CHEA

Indie Forum

This program will present 12 films by innovative and challenging talents. The JAPAN CUTS AWARD will be bestowed by the Japan Society to one Japanese film selected from this section.

All the Songs We Never Sang | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

All the Songs We Never Sang

[ALL THE SONGS WE NEVER SANG]

2023 | Japan | 115min | Directed by Chris RUDZ

Before anyone else | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Before Anyone Else

2023| 19min | USA, Japan | Directed by MARIKO Tetsuya

第19回大阪アジアン映画祭「ブルー・イマジン」Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024 Blue Imagine

Blue Imagine

[ブルーイマジン]
2024 | Japan, Phillippines, Singapore | 93min | Directed by MATSUBAYASHI Urara

Inch Forward | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Inch Forward

[走れない人の走り方] 2023 | Japan| 83min | Directed by SU Yu Chun

It Must Be Love

[愛の茶番] 2024 | Japan | 120min | Directed by EMOTO Junko

On a Boat | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

On a Boat

[オン・ア・ボート] 2024 | Japan | 32min | Directed by Heso

Performing KAORU's Funeral | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Performing KAORU’s Funeral

[カオルの葬式] 2023 | Japan, Spain, Singapore | 100min | Directed by YUASA Noriko

Ririka of the Star | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Ririka of the Star

[りりかの星] 2023 | Japan | 28min | Directed by SHIOTA Tokitoshi

スミコ22 Sumiko 22 | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Sumiko 22

[スミコ22] 2024 | Japan | 65min | Directed by FUKUOKA Sawako

すとん Suton | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Suton

[すとん] 2024 | Japan | 41min | Directed by WATANABE Rikako

Wash Away | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Wash Away

[うぉっしゅ] 2024 | Japan | 114min | Directed by OKAZAKI Ikunosuke

胴鳴りA Weather Report | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

A Weather Report

[胴鳴り] 2024 | Japan | 110min | Directed by KAJINO Yu

Special Program <Thai Cinema Kaleidoscope 2024>

In cooperation with the Ministry of Culture Thailand, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thailand, the Royal Thai Consulate-General Osaka, the National Soft Power Strategy Committee Thailand, we present various works. Like the patterns in a kaleidoscope, each film is unique and fascinating. THAI NIGHT will be held.

BlazedAway | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Blazed Away

2022 | Thailand | 19min | Directed by Supamart BOONNIL

HOON PAYON | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Hoon Payon

2023 | Thailand | 107min | Directed by Phontharis CHOTKIJSADARSOPON

How We Say Goodbye | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

How We Say Goodbye

2023 | Thailand | 29min | Directed by Thunyachanok APHISUMPHOKUL

Undertaker

[Sup Pa Rer] 2023 | Thailand | 125min | Directed by Thiti SRINUAN

Supposed | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Supposed

2023 | Thailand | 100min | Directed by Thanakorn PONGSUWAN

Nomad | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Death Whisperer

[Tee Yod]
2023 | Thailand | 121min | Directed by Taweewat WANTHA

Not Friends | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Not Friends

[Puen-Mai-Sanit]
2023 | Thailand | 130min | Directed by Atta HEMWADEE

Solids by the Seashore | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Solids by the Seashore

2023 | Thailand | 93min | Directed by Patiparn BOONTARIG

Special Program <Taiwan: Movies on the Move 2024>

In cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, we will feature a wide range of works that let you feel the “now” of the booming Taiwanese movie scene. TAIWAN NIGHT will be held.

第19回大阪アジアン映画祭「BIG」Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024 BIG

BIG

2023 | Taiwan | 159min | Directed by WEI Te-Sheng

The Horse | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

The Horse

[馬語] 2023 | Taiwan | 15min | Directed by LAN Yi-Tzu

Right Jabs | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Right Jabs

[我可以暫時逃跑一下嗎?] 2023 | Taiwan | 23min | Directed by WU Zi-En

The Winter of 1905 (Digitally Remastered Version)  | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

The Winter of 1905 (Digitally Remastered Version)

[一九零五的冬天 (数字修復版)] 1981 | Hong Kong | 94min | Directed by YU Wei-Cheng [余為政]

A Journey in Spring | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

A Journey in Spring

[春行] 2023 | Taiwan | 90min | Directed by WANG Ping-Wen, PENG Tzu-Hui

Salli | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Salli

[莎莉]
2023 | Taiwan, France | 105min | Directed by LIEN Chien Hung

Trouble Girl | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Trouble Girl

[小曉]
2023 | Taiwan | 103min | Directed by CHIN Chia-Hua

Special Program <Special Focus on Hong Kong 2024>

In cooperation with Create Hong Kong, Film Development Fund, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo), the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, this special program will present a wide range of excellent films from contemporary Hong Kong cinematic output. HONG KONG GALA SCREENING will be held.

Everyphone Everywhere | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Everyphone Everywhere

[全個世界都有電話] 2023 | Hong Kong | 90min | Directed by Amos WHY

Life of Cloud | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Life of Cloud

[人生一嚿雲]
2023 | Hong Kong | 22min | Directed by Wylie CHAN

The Moon Thieves | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

[盜月者]
2024 | Hong Kong | 107min | Directed by Steve YUEN Kim-Wai

Nomad | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Nomad (4K Restored Director’s Cut)

[《烈火青春》 4K修復導演版]
1982 | Hong Kong | 93min | Directed by Patrick TAM

Sweet Lime | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Sweet Lime

2023 | Hong Kong, UK | 11min | Directed by Fatema ABDOOLCARIM

The Lyricist Wannabe | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

The Lyricist Wannabe

[填詞L]
2023 | Hong Kong | 112min | Directed by Norris WONG

Out of the Shadow | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Out of the Shadow

[臥底的退隱生活]
2024 | Hong Kong | 90min | Directed by Ricky KO

Special Screenings

This section will present two films from Asia which are judged to be both beautifully shot and topical.

Amalock | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Amalock

[あまろっく]

2024 | Japan | 119min | Directed by NAKAMURA Kazuhiro

Brush of the God | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Brush of the God

[カミノフデ ~怪獣たちのいる島~] | 2024 | Japan | 74min | Directed by MURASE Keizo

Special Presentation sponsored by Kobe College, Department of English

With the support of Kobe College, Department of English, the Bangladeshi film “Rickshaw Girl” will be screened.

Rickshawgirl | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Rickshaw Girl

2021 | Bangladesh | 102min | Directed by Amitabh Reza Chowdhury

Special Presentation: Expo ’70 Osaka and Teshigahara Hiroshi

This program will show a restored experimental short exhibited at the Expo ’70 Osaka Automotive Pavillion, 240 Hours in One Day, directed by TESHIGAHARA Hiroshi and written by ABE Kobo. A lecture on the restoration of the film will also be held. Free admission.

240 Hours in One Day | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

240 Hours in One Day

[1日240時間]
1970 | Japan | 30min | Directed by TESHIGAHARA Hiroshi

Housen Cultural Foundation-supported programs <Grant for Film Study and Production> <Commendation for Student Films>

Based in Osaka, the Housen Cultural Foundation supports film study and production in graduate schools. In addition to the four films funded in the fiscal year of 2022, three films that won awards for undergraduate graduation films will be screened at the Nakanoshima Art Museum, Osaka. Free Admission.

Faraway Family

[彼方の家族]
2023 | Japan | 81min | Directed by KAWASAKI Taro / SAKAUCHI Eisuke

Girls and Boys | 第19回大阪アジアン映画祭 Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024

Girls and Boys

[女子と男子]
2024 | Japan | 45min | Directed by HIROHARA Satoru

第19回大阪アジアン映画祭「ハーフタイム」Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024 Half Time

Half Time

[中場休息]
2023|Japan, China|29min Directed by ZHANG Yaoyuan

第19回大阪アジアン映画祭「Perfect・Nervous」Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024 Perfect Nervous

Perfect Nervous

[Pefect・Nervous]
2024 | Japan | 27min | Directed by SANO Masaru |

第19回大阪アジアン映画祭「アスク・フォー・ザ・ムーン」Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024 Ask for the Moon

Ask for the Moon

[アスク・フォー・ザ・ムーン]
2022年 | Japan | 46min | Directed by OISHI Taishi |

第19回大阪アジアン映画祭「花心 ファーシン」Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024 Huaxin - Amorous Butterfly -

Huaxin -Amorous Butterfly-

[花心 ファーシン]
2023 | Japan | 88min | Directed by YASUMOTO Miku

第19回大阪アジアン映画祭「ふれる」Osaka Asian Film Festival 2024 Touch

Touch

[ふれる]
2023 | Japan | 15min | Directed by TAKADA Kyosuke |

Events