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ASEF Cultural Grants 2004: 1st Asian Film Festival In Paris

Project Period: Contact: Department: Programme: Theme:
31 Mar 04 - 04 Apr 04 Asia-Europe Foundation Culture Department Cinema Culture

Paris (France)


The ASEF awarded Cultural Grants to three young film directors, thus allowing them to present their films at the inaugural Asian Film Festival in Paris. The film directors were:

- Jasmine Ng, Singapore, "Eating Air"

- Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Thailand, "Monrak Transistor"

- Kim Jee Woon, Korea, film retrospective including "A Tale Of Two Sisters" and "The Quiet Family"

With the co-operation of the Asian Film Festival Paris Committee, a special roundtable discussion with the directors of the Asian Film Festival was organised. This discussion emphasised the need for increased Asia-Europe co-operation to face the increasing competition among film festivals.