At a press conference in Hong Kong on February 25, 2015, the Asian Film Awards Academy
(AFAA) announced the nominees for the 9th Asian Film Awards
(AFA). Forty-two films from eight countries and regions received a total 74 nominations. This year, the AFA received over 1,000 eligible films from 34 countries across Asia.
In a parallel announcement, the AFAA revealed that internationally acclaimed film director and producer Ms. Mabel CHEUNG Yuen-ting
has been appointed as this year's AFA Jury President, while established leading man Mr. Aaron KWOK Fu-shing
will serve as a Celebrity Jury member.
The AFA Jury comprises 14 respected film industry professionals and critics who will select outstanding Asian works of the year to be recognized by one of the most prestigious film awards in the world today. From Japan, Mr. Kenji Ishizaka
, the programming director of 'Asian Future' section of Tokyo International Film Festival, and Mr. Tetsuya Bessho
, actor and founder of the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, will serve as Jury members.
Since 2007, the AFA has sought to highlight the best in Asian cinema to the world, and to promote Asian film culture both regionally and internationally. Beginning in 2014, the Tokyo International Film Festival became a partner of the Asian Film Awards Academy, along with the Hong Kong International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival, to promote, develop and enrich Asian Cinema.
Sponsored by Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao and The Venetian® Macao and with Cotai Water Jet as the Official Ferry Operator, the 9th Asian Film Awards will be held at The Venetian Theatre, one of the region's most luxurious entertainment venues, on March 25, 2015 (Wednesday).
Asian Film Awards Official Website: www.asianfilmawards.asia
for the Nomination List for the 9th Asian Film Awards