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And the winner is…

Congratulations to the winners of the KOFFIA 2011 Melbourne double-passes:

  • Oanh Tran
  • Timothy Ryan

Many thanks to all those who entered the competition!

You can still catch the next couple of days’ events: Visit KOFFIA’s website


Korean Film Festival in Australia – 10-13 Sept
ACMI Cinemas (Australian Centre for the Moving Image), Federation Square, Melbourne   /

Prepare to HOLD ON TIGHT as the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) graces Melbourne for the first time ever this September! In what will be 4 days of drama, comedy, action and more, KOFFIA will take Victorians on an intense ride of Korean cinema!

Presenting a showcase of the latest hits direct from the land of morning calm, as well as a few classics, the Korean Film Festival offers a direct chance for people to satisfy their hunger for drama. Taking place at ACMI Cinemas, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne, KOFFIA will be more than just a film festival, featuring industry forums, musical performances and cultural acts. A Korean wave of culture and entertainment will hit Federation square, so don’t miss out!

KOFFIA is organised by the Korean Cultural Office Australia. For details about session times and how to buy tickets, visit KOFFIA’s website

KOFFIA Ticket Summary:
Adult $14, Concession $12, Member $10 (for ACMI or KCO members)
Buy tickets online or at the ACMI Box Office:

Welcome to AAFF

The inaugural Asian Australian Film Festival (AAFF) will be a collection of films (both shorts and features) and panels that explore and define the identities and experiences of Asian Australians and Asian diasporic communities.

The AAFF is held in association with the Asian Australian Identities 4 conference, which is presented by the Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN).

The dates are Saturday 12 November and Sunday 13 November, 2011 in Melbourne.
Session and screening times and venue tba soon. Email enquiries can be sent to:


Calls for film submissions has now closed and filmmakers will be notified by October.  However, while planning is actively underway for many of the exciting AAFF sessions and screenings, there is currently a call out for people to send in video greeting messages for the main event.

VIDEO GREETING MESSAGES / ‘SHOUT OUTS’ (deadline 30 September):

The AAFF organisers wish to highlight and facilitate the positive influence that both leading figures and emerging talent in the Asian Australian community and its supporters have on those wishing to develop a voice, tell their stories, and make an impact in the mediums of film, video, and television.

One of the ways you can do this is to provide a short video message. Click on image to find out more:

AAFF_Shout Out_Flyer_Original

Video messages can also be saved on DVD and mailed to the AAFF, c/- P O Box 2038, East Brunswick, VIC, 3057, Australia. Please label your DVD with your name and the subject ‘AAFF Shout Out’. Those selected will be featured at the launch event of the AAFF, and may also be used in its promotional trailer and on its website.

The AAFF Planning Committee

The film festival is convened by:

  • Dr Indigo Willing OAM (University of Queensland; AASRN convenor)
  • Mr Amadeo Marquez-Perez (15/15 Film Festival)
  • Ms Mikala Tai (Asia Pacific Contemporary)
  • Dr Tseen Khoo (RMIT University; AASRN convenor)

Additional AAFF team

Special Advisors: