Atlanta Asian Film Festival starts 13th season with gala

Duluth, October 12, 2017 — Asian movie fans and film enthusiast officially kick off the 13th Atlanta Asian Film Festival with a gala reception at Embassy Suites.

Asian film enthusiast and fans were treated to a series of film highlights from this year’s festival at the gala ballroom. This year’s lineup included films from U.S., China, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines.

“We are pleased to be part of this year’s festival. Turner is committed to engaging with our community in promoting diversity and inclusion as part of our corporate initiatives. We are proud to partner with the Atlanta Asian Film Festival for this year festival,” said Lydia Kim, Vice President of Business Development, Turner Classic Movies in her greetings.

HiSense, technology sponsor of the festival, introduced its new 100 inch laser television technology at the Premiere Night.

“HiSense is proud to partner with Atlanta Asian Film Festival to introduce the new laser television technology to the film enthusiast market. We believe thru our new technology, film enthusiast will have a better experience in enjoying the films,” said Jerry Liu, President of HiSense, North America, in his remark.

Ms. Elsie Vidanes was awarded the “Volunteer of the Year” Award for her dedication and volunteerism with the festival. Mr. Eric Kendrick received the “Board member of the Year” Award for his service and contribution to the Board of Directors.

The two-weeks festival will screen films at GSU Perimeter Dunwoody campus and Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville from Oct 13-28, 2017.

“We are pleased to have the support and backing of our major sponsors and supporters. Without them, it would be impossible to organize a festival of this scale with success,” said Li Wong, founder and Executive Director of the Atlanta Asian Film Festival.

Film enthusiast can review screening schedule and purchase tickets at the festival website: