Magazine article Screen International

New Asian Film Festival to Launch in the UK (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

New Asian Film Festival to Launch in the UK (Exclusive)

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It will present films from Middle East, Central Asia, the Himalayan region, South Asia, South East Asia, East Asia and the Pacific.

Sonali Joshi, Jasper Sharp

A new Asian film festival is set to launch in the UK in spring 2018.

Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival is co-founded and co-directed by Sonali Joshi and Jasper Sharp, who were both former artistic directors of the now defunct Asia House Film Festival.

The first edition of the event will be held in the spring of 2018 in London and will go on tour to other UK cities.

Aperture will present new films from Middle East, Central Asia, the Himalayan region, South Asia, South East Asia, East Asia and the Pacific.

Joshi told Screen: “The idea behind Aperture came to us as we both felt there is great need to support high quality cinema that is nevertheless underrepresented, and this festival aims to fill that gap with some of the strongest titles from emerging film industries in Asia and the Pacific region, whilst furthering both our long-standing commitments to supporting Asian cinema in the UK”. …

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