Asian World Film Festival Closing Night, Nov. 1


Last Updated: October 31, 2016 9:52 pm GMT
(Los Angeles, CA--October 31, 2016) The 2ND ANNUAL ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL closes Tuesday, November 1 with an awards presentation, followed by a screening of Operation Chromite starring Liam Neeson, Lee Jeong-jae and Lee Beom-soo.

Actor/model Ricky Kim to host. Awards to be handed out by AWFF jury that includes jury president and producer Heather Rae (Tallulah), director Amin Matalqa (The Rendezvous), composer Carlo Siliotto (Miracles from Heaven), Oscar®-winning screenwriter David Seidler (The King’s Speech), musician DCAT, actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Black Sails), producer/director Iram Parveen Bilal, model/actress Maria Shantanova, director Uli Edel (Last Exit to Brooklyn) and ArcLight Films exec Ying Ye.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016 | 5PM – 10PM
4:30 PM - Press check-in opens*
5:00 PM - Red carpet arrivals begin 7:00 PM - Awards Ceremony 8:00 PM - Screening begins of Operation Chromite

*Credentials required – please apply at

ARCLIGHT CULVER CITY | 9500 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

The 2ND ANNUAL ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (AWFF) closes Tuesday, November 1 with an awards presentation. The following awards will be announced:
• Best Picture
• Special Jury Prize
• Best Male Lead
• Best Female Lead
• Best Musical Score
• Cinematic Legacy Award
• “Can Do” Humanitarian Award
• Murray Weissman Key Art Award

Following the awards presentation, the Festival will screen the following film:

Operation Chromite
Directed by John H. Lee, South Korea Running Time: 110 min. South Korean Navy Special Forces, Captain Jang Hak-soo and 7 members of the KLO (Korean Liasion Office) unit disguise themselves as a North Korean inspection unit and infiltrate the North Korean army command center in Inchon. Their mission directives from Gen. MacArthur are: 1. Recon enemy forces in Inchon and secure the mine chart, 2. Kidnap ‘Ryu Jang-choon,’ the second highest ranking officer in the North Korean command center, to acquire intel on the naval mine location and 3. On D-Day, light the Palmido light house as a signal to the main UN forces. Only when the light house is lit will General MacArthur initiate the battle to take back Inchon. With everything they got, Jang and the KLO unit charge the lighthouse. Stars Lee Jeong-jae, Lee Beom-soo and Liam Neeson.

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The AWFF is generously sponsored by Aitysh Film, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, Etihad Airways, Variety, Sony Entertainment Television - Asia, The Los Angeles Film School, Consulate General of Lebanon in Los Angeles, CD Video Manufacturing, Inc., Chicago Music Library, Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP, BDO USA, Samsson, Casa Mexico Tequila, Final Draft, QuickFilmBudget, Arclight Cinemas, The Culver Hotel, Beverly Hills Luxury Interiors, City of Culver City, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, World Nomad Games 2016, Korean Film Council, Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Affairs Council, 5 Star Moving, Los Angeles American Heritage Month, Lebanese Minister of Culture, Berri’s Kitchen, United World Colleges and the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800). The AWFF media sponsor is Variety.

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About the Asian World Film Festival
The Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) brings the best of a broad selection of Asian World cinema to Los Angeles in order to draw greater recognition to the region's wealth of filmmakers, strengthening ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries. Uniting through cross-cultural collaboration, our festival champions films from 51 countries across Asia spanning from Turkey to Japan and Russia to India and the Middle East. All films that participate in the Festival will have a unique chance to be guided through the challenging awards season, showcasing their foreign films to the Motion Picture Academy, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and all Guilds for enhanced exposure, media attention and awards consideration. AWFF is a non-profit organization under Aitysh USA. For more information, go to or follow #AsianWorldFilmFest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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