Asia Peace Film Festival (APFF) is a travelling festival inspired by nomadic tradition of art, craft and creativity. The APFF is aimed at promoting peace through cinema by curating film festivals, holding dialogues and conducting master classes/short courses at different locations and cities of Asian countries.
The Asia Peace Film Festival intends to look beyond the meta-narratives of power, counter-power, conflict and history. We set to explore the depth of ordinariness and celebrate the beauty of smallness— by sharing people’s everyday stories, micro-histories and subaltern narratives weaving a multifaceted web of community life.
Indeed, film is a form of art which has the lens to dive deeper and capture beneath the surface of truth and trial. Film and other visual arts can, therefore, potentially explore the unchartered territories of creative content and tell a thousand stories about the alternative histories of justice, reciprocity, co-existence and plurality.
The Asian nightingales sing panchatantra, jatka, hazarafsan, alif-laila, lilan chanesar, heer and so on but the story never ends; it only traverses into another story waiting to be told.
Asia Peace Film Festival picks these threads of the unending tales and tells the missing story by tracing imprints on the sands of time; breaking the chains of history of hatred, and exploring possibilities of better, cooperative and peaceful future. We earnestly lean to learn: how to celebrate diversities and how to harness harmony within and beyond.
Let’s dream together, let’s experience together, let’s make a story, another story, an alternative story…. Let’s join hands to build a more peaceful Asia, and let’s make a film for peace!
For more information please visit: https://asiapeacefilmfestival.com