Osaka Asian Film Festival 2021Screen Programs: March 5 - 14, Online Programs: February 28 - March 2063 films from 23 countries and regions.For more information or tickets for films showing, please visit
The Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF) aims to facilitate human resources development and exchange, to invigorate the Osaka economy, and to increase the city’s appeal, through providing opportunities to watch excellent Asian films, supporting filmmaking in Osaka and attracting filmmakers from Asian countries and regions to Osaka. Promoting Osaka worldwide as a gateway city for Asian films, and engaging with many people from the fields of culture, art, education, tourism and business, from Osaka and all of Asia, OAFF works as an open platform to contribute to the development of Osaka and cinema.
Marking its 16th edition this year, OAFF, under programming director TERUOKA Sozo (暉峻創三), will again select high-quality Asian films. The Competition section, which receives increased recognition every year, will again select films previously unreleased in Japan. The Indie Forum section, special programs and other sections will also feature a wide variety of excellent Asian films.
For this year, there will be a physical event, minus talks and autograph sessions. In addition to our regular theatrical screenings, works shown at previous editions of the Osaka Asian Film Festival will be screened online as "Osaka Asian Film Festival Online". As the situation surrounding movie viewing changes due to the coronavirus pandemic, we still aim to convey the charm of movie culture and Asian movies to a wider range of people.
OAFF attracts a large number of viewers from all over Japan and overseas, as well as from the local Kansai area. From Osaka to all of Japan and all of Asia, OAFF introduces many films and strives to make Osaka a hub of moving image culture.