Focus Asia 2019

April 30 - May 2, 2019 – Udine

The principal aim of the Far East Film Festival has always been that of reducing the cultural distance between the East and the West by showcasing the films which are popular in Asia: the films people are actually going to see at the cinema - the blockbusters and genre films that rarely used to reach Western audiences except through pirated copies or in other unorthodox ways.

Over the past 20 years, many of the channels which provide access to films (free TV, pay TV, VOD, streaming and home video) have begun devoting varying amounts of space to the greatest Asian filmmakers.
And most of the titles which have reached Western audiences have passed through the Far East Film Festival.

The birth of Focus Asia has been, therefore, a natural development of the festival.

After a successful 2018 edition, the third edition of FOCUS ASIA All Genres Project Market, dedicated to “the films of tomorrow”, with a strong co-production and co-financing potential in Europe or in Asia, will be held from 30th April to 2nd May 2019 – within the 21st edition of Far East Film. It will bring more than 200 professionals coming from all over the world to Udine, with the aim of creating new connections between Asia and Europe. It is possible to submit the projects online through the following link before 15th February.

More information on the submission process and the event is available at:

"We expect to receive a lot of long feature fiction film submissions from all over the world this year, from the extreme genre projects to auteur films. Furthermore, for the first time, the submissions are also open to TV series and animation fiction films: we will explore the industries of the two continents even further." said Sabrina Baracetti, Far East Film Festival’s President.