Following two wins for ‘Best Student Cinema’ at the Film Society of the Year Awards in 2012 and 2014, it’s with great pride that we announce our nomination in the ‘Best Film Programming’ category at this year’s event.
The success of the East Winds Film Festival was key to being shortlisted. The line-up featured a stunning selection of popular film from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Thailand and Japan, and included an eclectic mix of genres, from star-studded action blockbusters and chilling horrors to touching dramas and screwball comedies.
Among these were the dark and sinister Taiwanese tale ‘Partners in Crime’ from acclaimed director Chang Jung-chi and Nithiwat Tharatorn’s box office smash hit ‘The Teacher’s Diary’, Thailand’s official entry into the Oscars’ foreign-language division, which closed last year’s edition and went on to win the Audience Award.
The festival also brought UK audiences such films as ‘Laddaland’ and ‘The Swimmers’ from acclaimed director Sophon Sakdaphisit, and David Lam’s ‘Z Storm’, a tense game of cat and mouse starring the one and only Louis Koo.
An important annual tradition for over 45 years, the Film Society of the Year Awards are a true celebration of the dedication and passion of volunteer-led community cinemas and film societies across the country. The event will take place on 3rd October 2015 at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield as part of the Cinema for All Community Cinema Conference. Keep your fingers crossed!
Photo by Mark Epstein