Film Asia: Shorts Program & Executive Panel
Veritas Film & Television

DaVinci International Film Festival invites a panel of entertainment industry professionals to discuss the growth of Asian Cinema.  Join us to enjoy shorts from various Asian countries, connect with executives, and get more insight from Asian filmmakers in the industry.


Asian Cinema has become more globally recognized and the film industry in countries like China, South Korea, and India are growing rapidly. More Asian filmmakers have stood on world podiums and thrived in various film festivals.

With Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite winning six academy awards in 2020: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best International Feature Film, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design. It marks a new chapter in film where Asian Cinema shines. In 2021, Chloe Zhou’s Nomadland again took six academy awards and made her the first Asian woman to win both Best Picture and Best Director. The well-known Everything Everywhere All at Once is another great film representing Asian culture and filmmakers. As one of the best films of 2022, it won hundreds of awards including seven academy awards. Michelle Yeon also became the first Asian woman to win Best Actress.

Asian Cinema has a huge market worldwide and more and more Asian filmmakers stand out within the industry. JOIN US to learn more about Films from Asia!

Moderator: Andrea Zhang
UCSB Film Alumni. She has worked on 15 short films as film producer, has experience in narrative, documentary, music video, and commercial. She interned at Beijing Radio and Television Station for a live-streaming show.

Kim Loan, CEO of Image Powerhouse Agency
Hanna Kim, Animator at Dreamworks