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Plans in place for 2024 ‘Stars Asian International Film Festival’

By Erin Chew

In an AsAmNews exclusive, The Stars Collective, a Los Angeles-based film finance and mentorship arm has announced the dates for its second Annual Stars Asian International Film Festival – to take place in Los Angeles from October 13-19, 2024. 

This follows a successful inaugural film festival with the glitz and glamor of big name Asian and Asian American celebrities and a diverse range of films showcasing culture, stories and character from Asia and the diaspora. The festival embraced the principles of Innovation, Diversity, and Empowerment, dedicated to showcasing excellence in Asian films and culture to a global audience and building a bridge between Asia and the world.

AsAmNews covered some of the major events for the festival including the Stars Gala and the Closing Night. We spoke to some of the big names of Asian and Asian American entertainment including Tony Jaa (Thailand), Satoh Takeru (Japan), Gong Beibi (China), Adele Lim (USA) and Smita Tambe (India) among many others.

Founder of Stars Collective, Peter Luo, expressed his pride in the inaugural film festival, praising its success and how it provided a platform for diversity and change. He is a film believer that films unite the world and this is his hope for the upcoming 2024 Stars Asian International Film Festival.

“At the Stars Asian International Film Festival, we believe that the magic of film transcends borders and languages, uniting us in our shared human experience. As we step into the second year of the Stars Asian International Film Festival, we build on the triumph of our first year, continuing to showcase the vibrant tapestry of Asian cinema that resonates globally.”

The 2023 Inaugural Stars Asian International Film Festival’s Opening Night featured Bhutanese film The Monk and the Gun, representing Bhutan in the 2024 Oscars for Best International Feature Film. It was awarded the film festival’s Best Screenplay Award. The Closing Night featured Chinese film Creation of the Gods I: Kingdom of Storms, where the film’s director Wuershan won the festival’s Best Director Award and the film itself won the Best Film Award.

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