Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival is a new UK-wide project dedicated to screening some of the boldest, most daring, challenging and striking films from the Asian and Pacific regions. The festival focuses particularly on underrepresented cinemas, from Azerbaijan to Vanuatu and everything in between.

The festival opens in Glasgow on 25 March and will tour across the UK in Spring and Summer before coming to London in June.

We’ll also be hosting a symposium in London at the end of June, jointly presented with University of Westminster.

We’re excited to announce our first three screenings, taking place at the end of March at CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow – 3 films from Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines, including two titles by female filmmakers:

THE ISLAND FUNERAL (Pimpaka Towira, Thailand)
IN TIME TO COME (Tan Pin Pin, Singapore)
PEOPLE POWER BOMBSHELL: THE DIARY OF VIETNAM ROSE (John Torres, Philippines)

Full details: www.day-for-night.org/aperture

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Twitter: @ApertureAP

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My name is Panos Kotzathanasis and I am Greek. Being a fan of Asian cinema and especially of Chinese kung fu and Japanese samurai movies since I was a little kid, I cultivated that love during my adolescence, to extend to the whole of SE Asia. Starting from my own blog in Greek, I then moved on to write for some of the major publications in Greece, and in a number of websites dealing with (Asian) cinema, such as Taste of Cinema, Hancinema, EasternKicks, Chinese Policy Institute, and of course, Asian Movie Pulse. in which I still continue to contribute. In the beginning of 2017, I launched my own website, Asian Film Vault, which I merged in 2018 with Asian Movie Pulse, creating the most complete website about the Asian movie industry, as it deals with the almost every country from East and South Asia, and definitely all genres. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter.