Aperture returns for its second edition, continuing our commitment to presenting some of the boldest, most daring and striking films from the Asian and Pacific regions to wide and diverse audiences across the UK. Aperture is the only UK film festival to cover the whole of the Asian region and also to explore Oceania.

The Festival will be hosting Singaporean filmmaker Daniel Hui in London for the first complete show of his full body of work to date, including the UK premiere of his latest film “Demons”. Aperture will also welcome Yih Wen Chen to the UK for the world premiere of her moving documentary “Eye on the Ball”, with audio-description, on the Malaysian blind youth football team.

10 Sep
One of Aperture’s new titles, “Last Night I Saw You Smiling” by Kavich Neang will be Open City Documentary Festival Closing Night Film.
Producer Daniel Mattes in London for the screening and a workshop as part of Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival

11-15 Sep
Aperture: London/part 2 including:

Aperture/Director Focus: Daniel Hui (11-14 Sep)
First full show of Daniel Hui’s body of work including UK premiere of one of our new titles “Demons” UK Premiere + Q&A with Director Daniel Hui 11 Sep at Genesis Cinema

World premiere of “Eye On The Ball” by Yihwen Chen + Q&A DocHouse London 12 Sep (+Manchester 14 Sep & Newcastle 17 Sep)
A moving story about the Malaysian youth blind football team for which we had the pleasure of creating audio-description – thrilled to bring more accessible cinema to UK audiences

Hope to see some London friends next week and join us for drinks at The Horse Hospital on Sat 14 Sep (for ticketholders of Saturday’s screenings)

Presented by Day for Night in partnership with the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster

More info on the Official Website

On paper I am an Italian living in London, in reality I was born and bread in a popcorn bucket. I've loved cinema since I was a little child and I’ve always had a passion and interest for Asian (especially Japanese) pop culture, food and traditions, but on the cinema side, my big, first love is Hong Kong Cinema. Then - by a sort of osmosis - I have expanded my love and appreciation to the cinematography of other Asian countries. I like action, heroic bloodshed, wu-xia, Shaw Bros (even if it’s not my specialty), Anime, and also more auteur-ish movies. Anything that is good, really, but I am allergic to rom-com (unless it’s a HK rom-com, possibly featuring Andy Lau in his 20s)"