Thank you for participating in this year's Five Flavours!
The 17th edition of the Festival, symbolized by the Water Rabbit filled with good energy, has just come to an end. You watched the films in cinemas in Warsaw and, for a full 19 days, on home screens as part of the online festival. Thank you for this intense time we spent together together, for participating in our screenings in such extraordinary numbers, for your enthusiasm and all your kind words. We encourage you to complete the Festival Survey – we want to keep improving the Festival to better meet your needs.
Five Flavors viewers are already accustomed to the fact that the Festival is carried out in a hybrid form. This allows it to maintain its cinematic feel, as well as to reach fans of Asian films throughout Poland. This year's rich program consisted of six sections – we screened 38 films in cinemas, and 29 online. You talked about them on our Facebook discussion group Pięć Smaków – Kino Azji, where a wonderful, engaged community has come to life.
This year's viewing statistics are impressive. The Festival films were seen approximately 30,000 times – over 8,000 viewers visited the cinemas, and the films were watched on the online platform exactly 20,579 times. These are single film views, but we know that whole families or groups of friends are watching them at home together, so the number of viewers is certainly higher. We are extremely happy with the ever-growing popularity of Asian cinemas in Poland!
We invite you to the 18th edition of Five Flavors – we believe that the Year of the Dragon edition of the Festival will be especially unique!
Fill in the Festival Survey and win a Pass for the 18th Five Flavours
As always after the end of the Festival, we kindly ask you to share your thoughts and comments with us in our Festival Survey. It will help us summarize this year's edition, better understand the needs of our audiences, and prepare for future events. You can fill in the Festival Survey until December 14 (Thursday). The participants will have a chance to win Online Passes for the 18th Five Flavors, vouchers for online screenings of Wong Kar Wai's films, and surprise prizes!
The International People's Jury selected the best titles of the Festival from the New Asian Cinema competition section. The Grand Prix of the 17th Five Flavors went to "A Wild Roomer" by Lee Jeong-hong from South Korea. The Special Mention went to the Japanese film "Amiko" by Yusuke Morii. Congratulations to all the winners!
Extra materials available all year round
Every year, we also prepare a host of additional materials, created in cooperation with our partners and patrons. Their goal is to widen the context of the films from the program. On the Festival website, you can find numerous articles and podcasts, as well as eight video interviews with outstanding artists from this year's edition.
Thank you to Festival sponsors and partners
The 17th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival would not have been possible without the financiial support of the following institutions: Warsaw City Council, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Berlin, Create HK, HK Film Development Fund, Ministry of Culture Taiwan, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Prague, Taipei Representative Office in Poland, and Japan Foundation.
We also want to thank our partners and patrons who helped us organize the Festival and made sure it was visible in the city and the media.
Our partners: Kinoteka, Kino Muranów, Pracownia Szumu.
Our media patrons: Wp.pl, Pismo, K MAG, Wyborcza.pl, Filmweb, Filmawka, Pełna Sala.
Special thanks to: Fundacja Kultury Bez Barier, Festiwal Kamera Akcja, Czas Kultury, Polityka, Newsweek, Zwierciadło, Mint Magazine, Moodaily.