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Festival News


05 November 2018

Asian Academy

Old Vietnamese theater forms, the 1980s in Korea, and the co-productions between China and Hong Kong. We invite you to a series of lectures providing additional context for festival screenings – a chance to explore the sociocultural contexts and aesthetic traditions, as well as the relationship between cinema, the everyday life, and the current events in Asia.

30 October 2018

Guests of the 12th Five Flavours AFF

Independent Asian cinema film directors, the screenwriter of the "Ip Man" series, and three leading filmmakers from Malaysia.

22 October 2018

The full programme is here!

All tickets available online now!

12 October 2018

Full lineup of the Asian Animations section

We reveal the full lineup of the unique animated features section! Apart from the previously announced titles, we present Japanese and Taiwanese classics, Korean masterpieces of genre cinema, and the winner of this year's Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

08 October 2018

Asian Cinerama – Asian Film Awards Academy Film Roadshow

12th Five Flavours Asian Film Festival continues to collaborate with AFA Academy, curating the section comprised of six major films from the Asian Film Awards and bringing them to the Polish audience in Warsaw.

03 October 2018

Films rise from the dead! Asian Horror Night, October 27

As tradition has it, a couple of weeks before the beginning of Five Flavours we meet at a truly horrifying marathon. This year, Asian horrors rise from the dead thanks to three master storytellers, familiar to the Polish audiences.

20 September 2018

Radio Asia Festival line-up announced!

Contemplative, minimalist compositions, combining the sounds of acoustic instruments with subtle electronics, Sri Lankan ritual dances with modern, avant-garde compositions in the background, explosively melodic jazz from Korea and homey Japanese melodies, a processed set of field recordings and a high-octane evening dance party with Indian bhangra – this, in short, is this year’s program of Radio Asia.

11 September 2018

New Asian Cinema: First titles of the 12th Five Flavours competition section

New Asian Cinema is a survey of the most outstanding and widely debated new films from South and Southeast Asia, often directorial debuts. The filmmakers competing for the festival Grand Prix make bold comments about the surrounding reality and contemporary social issues. 

10 September 2018

Shinya Tsukamoto’s "Killing" at the 12th Five Flavours!

The latest film by one of the most important Japanese filmmakers is featured in the Special Screenings section of the upcoming edition of the Festival.

27 November 2014

Chen Shiang-chyi honoured at the 51st Golden Horse Awards

Chen Shiang-chyi was named the best actress at the 51st Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. She earned the Golden Horse Award for her performance in "Exit" directed by Chienn Hsiang. The title was presented also at the 8th Five Flavours.

24 July 2014

16th Taipei Film Festival: features, documentaries, and the Polish Focus

Taipei Film Festival is a celebration of Taiwanese cinema. In its diverse sections, the Festival presents also non-Taiwanese films, which this year include over 30 titles from Poland.

04 May 2014

Udine Far East Film Festival: A Strong Representation from the Philippines

This year, the Udine Audience Awards went to a Japanese war super-production The Eternal Zero (dir. Takashi Yamazaki), a Korean courtroom drama The Attorney (dir. Yang Woo-seok), and a small, intimate Barber's Tale (dir. Jun Robles Lana) from the Philippines.

01 May 2014

Udine 16. Far East Film Festival: Japan

The golden era of the samurai cinema and the monster movie is probably over, and the buzz around J-horrors is subsiding, but Japanese cinema can still give birth to unique forms, found nowhere else in the world.

29 April 2014

Udine 16. Far East Film Festival: The Raid 2 and the Fighting Lolitas

The Festival in Udine is a celebration of popular cinema. For the 16th time, this small Italian town hosts the biggest blockbusters from East Asian screens – gangster films, comedies, horrors, melodramas, and a wide range of variations on those and other genres.

15 February 2014

64th Berlinale #2: Asian panorama

This year's Panorama section, which presents the most intriguing author cinema from all over the world, included several exciting proposals from Asia.

11 February 2014

64th Berlinale #1: Nuoc (2013) – oceanic science fiction

Nguyen-Vo Nghien-Minh's film opened the Berlin Panorama section, which presents the most interesting developments in the world auteur cinema.

23 September 2013

Wong Kar-wai's "The Grandmaster" goes for the Oscars

The latest film by Wong Kar-Wai was chosen as the Hong Kong Oscar entry for the Best Foreign Language Film.

16 September 2013

Asian cinema awarded in Toronto

Two Asian films - Sion Sono's "Why Don't You Play in Hell" and Anum Singh's "Qissa" - received awards at the 38th Toronto IFF.


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