FICA 2024: the most important film festival for independent asian films in France

The Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema (French: Festival international des cinémas d’Asie) is an annual special-interest film festival focusing on the cinemas of Asia. The festival is held annually in VesoulFrance. It was created in 1995 by Martine and Jean-Marc Thérouanne who have been codirecting the festival since then.[1][2]

The highest award of the festival is the Golden Cyclo Award. Other awards include the Special Langues “O” Award, given by the French National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations and the Emile Guimet Award by the Friends Association of National Museum of Asian Arts-Guimet at the festival.[3]

The festival features films from all over Asia.

This year is the 30th edition of the festival.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iranian director with 60 international awards will be the president of the 30th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas.

The 30th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema (February 6-13, 2024) will feature 92 films, including 52 never-before-seen films from 29 countries.

Here are some of the films in competition:

Feature Film Competition :

China: All Ears by Liu Jiayin – China (Tibet): The Snow Leopard by Pema Tseden – Korea: Work to Do by Park Hong-jun – India: The Spark by Rajesh S. Jala – Iran: Maria by Mahdi Asghari Azghadi – Kazakhstan: Scream by Kenzhebek Shaikakov – Uzbekistan: Sunday by Shokir Kholikov – Sri Lanka: Paradise by Prasanna Vithanage – Thailand: Solids by the Seashore by Patiparn Boontarig.

Documentary Film Competition :

Bangladesh: Education on the Boat- A New Hope for Tomorrow by KM Taj-Biul Hasan –China: Oreilles immergés, yeux teints by Jean-Sébastien Héry –Korea: Mihos’ Journey by Shekh Al Mamun –India: The Leopard Tribe by Miriam Chandy Menacherry –Iran: Can I Hug You by Elahe Esmaili –Nepal: Age of Learning by Shuvangi Khadka

For more infos check the festival website here:

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