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What does Asian Film Archive do?

The Asian Film Archive (AFA) is a charity dedicated to preserving and promoting Asian cinema through initiatives like screenings and talks. It houses culturally important works by independent filmmakers, aiming to be a hub for the film community and contribute to culture, scholarship, and industry.




adam joel knee, julia chee yin peng, alicia yeo kay ling (yang jialing), goei beng yew glen, han minli, oh chong onn, william phuan chee hoong (william pan zhiyun)


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  • Donations are tax-deductible
  • Registered Charity
  • Established since 2005
  • Published yearly Annual Reports

Society Impact

  • Preservation of Asia's rich film heritage for future generations to appreciate and learn from.
  • Promotion of a wider critical appreciation of Asia's cinematic works through screenings, talks, and other initiatives.
  • Contribution to culture by serving as a hub for the film community, fostering collaboration and exchange among filmmakers, scholars, and industry professionals.
  • Encouragement of scholarship in Asian cinema studies by providing access to its collection and resources.
  • Supporting the development of the film industry in Asia by promoting local talent and facilitating connections with international audiences and markets.
  • Enhancing cultural diversity and understanding through showcasing a wide range of films from different Asian countries and cultures.
  • Educational benefits for students, research

Donation Income

Program Expense Ratio

This is the percentage of the charity's total expenses that are spent on its core programs. A higher percentage suggests that more money is going directly to the cause, rather than being spent on administrative or fundraising expenses.