The Asian Film Festival of Dallas celebrates its 15th year with returning presenting sponsor Well Go USA Entertainment, from Thursday, July 14 through Thursday, July 21, 2016.

This festival year boasts its first its first Iranian film as part of its repertory program, 2 world premieres and to commemorate its 15th anniversary, they will be showcasing past film festival favorites from its first, fifth and tenth years.  

Film fans can also expect films from the U.S., China, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Vietnam and from all genres: action, anime, comedy, crime drama, documentary, drama, martial arts, psycho drama, thriller and romantic comedy.   

AFFD in numbers:

  • 33 feature film screenings. 6 shorts blocks, including local students’ shorts.  7 countries represented.
  • 2 World premieres.  4 International premieres.  4 North American premieres. 10 Southwest premieres.
  • 6 expected filmmakers in attendance.  

All  screenings will be shown at the Angelika Film Center – Dallas

 

To mark the 15th anniversary, the following films from their 1st, 5th & 10th years will be shown:

  • 1st year – Fallen Angels
  • 5th year – Journey from the Fall
  • 10th year – Bedevilled

 

FULL FILM & EVENT SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JULY 14

  • 7:00 pm – SAMURAI HUSTLE RETURNS (Opening Night Film) – World Premiere
  • 8 pm-11 pm – OPENING NIGHT PARTY @ TBA

 

FRIDAY, JULY 15

Theater 4

  • 2:45 pm – FALLEN ANGELS (from 1st year)
  • 4:45 pm – THE MAHJONG BOX – World Premiere
  • 6:45 pm – STRAYER'S CHRONICLE – Southwest Premiere
  • 9:30 pm – ATTACK ON TITAN I: THE CRIMSON BOW AND ARROW – North American Premiere
  • 11:45 pm – BEDEVILLED (from 10th year)

 

Theater 7

  • 2:00 pm – DRAMA SHORTS 1
  • 4:00 pm – PROPHECY – Southwest Premiere
  • 6:30 pm – JOURNEY FROM THE FALL (from 5th year)
  • 9:15 pm – NESSUN DORMA – International Premiere
  • 11:00 pm – LATE NIGHT SHORTS

 

SATURDAY, JULY 16

Theater 4

  • 12:30 pm – EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS
  • 2:15 pm – RUROUNI KENSHIN II: KYOTO INFERNO
  • 5:00 pm – YOU CALL IT PASSION – Southwest Premiere
  • 7:30 pm – CHONGQING HOT POT – Southwest Premiere
  • 9:30 pm – THE INERASABLE – Southwest Premiere
  • 11:30 pm – IN THE ROOM – Southwest Premiere

 

Theater 7

  • 12:00 pm – STUDENT SHORTS
  • 2:00 pm – SAMURAI AND IDIOTS – THE OLYMPUS AFFAIR – North American Premiere
  • 3:45 pm – CINEMA ANGEL – Southwest Premiere
  • 5:45 pm – HIKAWA MARU MONOGATARI – International Premiere
  • 7:45 pm – MISSING YOU – Southwest Premiere
  • 10:00 pm – THE BODYGUARD – Southwest Premiere


 

SUNDAY, JULY 17

Theater 4

  • 11:30 am – THE STORY OF THE LAST CHRYSANTHEMUM
  • 2:15 pm – WOLF GIRL & BLACK PRINCE – North American Premiere
  • 4:30 pm – BITCOIN HEIST – Southwest Premiere
  • 7:00 pm – MOUNTAIN CRY (Centerpiece Film) – North American Premiere
  • Centerpiece Reception @ Angelika Film Center of Dallas (prior to the film)
  • 9:15 pm – ATTACK ON TITAN II: WINGS OF FREEDOM – North American Premiere

 

Theater 7

  • 1:00 pm – DRAMA SHORTS 2
  • 3:00 pm – THE BRICK AND THE MIRROR
  • 5:45 pm – CLEARER THAN YOU THINK – International Premiere
  • 7:30 pm – STRAYER'S CHRONICLE (2nd screening) – Southwest Premiere
  • 10:00 pm – LATE NIGHT SHORTS

 

MONDAY, JULY 18

Theater 4

  • 1:30 pm – DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
  • 3:30 pm – THE INERASABLE (2nd screening) – Southwest Premiere
  • 5:45 pm – RUROUNI KENSHIN III: THE LEGEND ENDS
  • 8:15 pm – THE TIGER
  • 11:00 pm – PROPHECY (2nd screening) – Southwest Premiere

 

TUESDAY, JULY 19

Theater 4

  • 1:30 pm – THE BODYGUARD (2nd screening) – Southwest Premiere
  • 3:30 pm – THE SKY-BLUE SYMPHONY – International Premiere
  • 6:00 pm – BITCOIN HEIST (2nd screening) – Southwest Premiere
  • 8:15 pm – MISSING YOU (2nd screening) – Southwest Premiere
  • 10:15 pm – SPA NIGHT

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

Theater 4

  • 1:00 pm – YOU CALL IT PASSION (2nd screening) – Southwest Premiere
  • 3:30 pm – WOLF GIRL & BLACK PRINCE (2nd screening) – North American Premiere
  • 6:00 pm – MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART
  • 8:00 pm – PORT OF CALL
  • 11:00 pm – IN THE ROOM – Southwest Premiere

 

THURSDAY, JULY 21

Theater 6

  • 12:00 pm – MOUNTAIN CRY (2nd screening) – North American Premiere
  • 2:15 pm – SAMURAI HUSTLE RETURNS (2nd screening) – World Premiere
  • 5:00 pm – CHONGQING HOT POT (2nd screening) – Southwest Premiere
  • 7:00 pm – THE WAILING (Closing Night Film)
  • 9 pm-12 am – AFFD Closing Night Party @ TBA

 

Parties and events

  • VIP Reception: Invitation-only
  • Opening Night Party: Thursday, July 14, 8 pm to 11 pm at TBA
  • Filmmakers Reception/Panel: TBA
  • Centerpiece Reception: Sunday, July 19, 6:15 pm at the Angelika Film Center of Dallas (prior to the film)
  • Closing Night Party: Thursday, July 21, 9 pm to 12 am at TBA

More titles and full schedule of Q&As, parties, events and details will follow in the coming weeks. Visit www.asianfilmdallas.com.