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Decision to Leave

Asian World Film Festival

The eighth annual Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) will take place Nov. 9–18, 2022 in Los Angeles.

AWFF kicks off Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, with the world premiere of “Decibel,” directed by In-ho Hwang and starring Kim Rae Won and Lee Jang Suk.

AWFF’s closing film on Nov. 17, 2022, will be South Korea’s Oscar submission “Decision to Leave,” directed by Park Chan-wook, winner of Cannes 2022 Best Director Award.

Celebrating the work of filmmakers of Asian descent, AWFF has grown year over year.

AWFF 2022 will feature twenty submissions for the 95th Academy Award for Best International Feature Film as well as multiple contenders for the 80th Golden Globe, Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language Award.

Expanded programming across 10 days will include centerpiece and special screenings, thematic film days, industry forum discussions, and other celebrations. The festival champions films from more than fifty countries across Asia, from Turkey to Japan and from Russia to India and the Middle East.


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