The aim of the Asian Summer Film Festival is to present Asian culture through the popular cinematography produced in the countries of this continent. This vision of Asia is also shaped with other aspects such as gastronomy, art and theatre (exhibitions, workshops, martial arts performances, traditional dances and popular plays).
The festival has an official competition selection with prizes such as the Jury Award, the Lucky Cat Award, given by the audience, and the Critics Award. There is also a children’s section, retrospectives, special screenings and themed marathons like the Late Night Screening and Horror Night.
Films are in original version with Catalan or Spanish subtitles, or sometimes in English. Some of the kid’s screenings are dubbed.
Films have no age ratings. The festival declines all responsibility if parents do not consider suitable for children films shown outside children’s sessions. Tickets are non-refundable when leaving the cinema after the film has started.
The sessions for kids on Tuesday and Friday at Cinema Vigatà and all the sessions at La Bassa dels Hermanos are free. Tickets for films at Cinema Vigatà cost 4 Euros. The price of double features and late night screenings cost 6 Euros. Kids under 3 get free entry.
The ‘Nitòman’ season ticket grants access to all film screenings for only 40 Euros. It can be purchased online at www.cinemaoriental.com or at the box office of Cinema Vigatà.
The outdoors themed dinners at La Bassa dels Hermanos are very reasonably priced and do not require booking. Tickets will be sold from 19 h and food will be served from 20 h. Check out the menus and prices on the printed programme or our website.
During the Nepalese dinner, money will be raised with voluntary donations to help those affected by the earthquake occurred in Nepal in 2015.
The shows and performances at the outdoors stage at La Bassa dels Hermanos will take place between 20 h and 22 h.
Dinners and screenings at La Bassa dels Hermanos are guaranteed because the festival will set up a marquee to provide shelter in case of rain.
There will be a Festival Information Point at La Bassa dels Hermanos where spectators will be able to vote for films of the official competition selection.
At the entrance hall of Cinema Vigatà there will be a temporary Kritik's pop-up stall, a comic and manga shop. They will sell merchandising of the Asian Summer Film Festival and the magazine Eikyô, influencias japonesas.
Joan Triadú Library publishes a reading guide with suggestions about Japan, the guest country of the 13th edition.
The Horror Night, on Friday 15th of July night, TAC representatives (Terror Arreu Catalunya) will attend the screening and will talk about their association of Horror and Fantasy Film Festivals.
PLACES AND VENUES OF THE FESTIVAL
A.- Biblioteca Joan Triadú/ Bassa dels Hermanos
Carrer Arquebisbe Alemany, 5 Tel. 93 883 33 25
B.- Cinema Vigatà
Carrer Verdaguer, 22 Tel. 93 885 20 65
C.- Oficina de Turisme de Vic
Carrer de la Ciutat, 4 Tel 93 886 20 91
D.- Jazz Cava
Rambla Montcada, 5 Tel 93 889 25 05
Dr Junyent, 1 – Edifici Casa de Convalescència. Tel. 93 881 55 33
F.- Centre Cívic Can Pau Raba
Carrer Raval Cortines, 24 Tel. 93 886 47 24