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Asia’s two biggest film festivals run back to back – and head to head

13 October 2010

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Asia’s two biggest film festivals run back to back – and head to head

The next month sees the film world’s focus well and truly tuned in to Asia as the region’s two premier festivals kick off – with only a week’s break in between them. Those in charge say they are simply part of one big happy film family; hence, the Japanese festival was pushed back a week this year to enable festival-goers and film industry professionals to better organize their trips.

Industry insiders know there is rivalry between the two events – and point to the expansion of the now seven-edition-old film market in Tokyo and an increasingly commercial line-up as evidence organizers are working overtime to make their mark.

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via The Independent

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