About

Oltre lo specchio - Through the Looking Glass International Film Festival is organized by Cineforum Robert Bresson, a non-profit cultural association founded in 2000 with the aim at spreading film culture.

In 2002 we organized Taiwan Film Festival, which became Asian Film Festival since 2003. Asian Film Festival presents the best film productions from the Far East, with movies coming from thirteen countries: Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia. Each edition hosts more than 30 movies (Italian premieres), divided into four sections: Competition, Newcomers, Out of Competition, Retrospective.
These are some of the guests from the previous editions: Wang Xiao-shuai, Tsai Ming-liang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Chen Kaige, Ann Hui, Brillante Mendoza, Jia Zhang-ke, Stanley Kwan, Peter Chan, Shinya Tsukamoto, Emily Tang, Nobuhiro Yamashita.
In 2019 Asian Film Festival will celebrate its sixteenth edition. It is now held in Bologna, Italy. The festival has always been supported by local and foreigners institutions, with the contribution of various private sponsors.

Between 2006 and 2010, thanks to the Italian embassies in Far East countries, Cineforum Robert Bresson has held Italian film festivals in Indonesia (2006), Vietnam (2007), Malaysia and Thailand (2008), and India (2009).