London East Asia Film Festival

London East Asia Film Festival

24th October - 24th November 2019

Bringing the best of East Asian cinema and ripples of laughter to London!

Opening & Closing Galas

The movies scheduled to bookend the whole festival

LEAFF Official Selection

The cream of the crop, these films have been specifically chosen by the programmers as festival highlights - so they must be good, then!


Which of these films will win the festival's top prizes? Only one way to find out...

Actor Focus: Aaron Kwok

He sings, he dances, he acts - is there nothing that the Hong Kong superstar can do? These selected films show the man at his very best...

Stories of Women

Female-led films from all walks of life are the primary focus of this standout collection

K-Cinema 100

Celebrating a whole century of the Korean film industry

Special Spotlight: North Korea

Even one of the most feared regimes in East Asia is capable of producing quality cinema, as these stunningly made propaganda pieces show...


A couple of real-life tales of activists and environmental protection

Halloween Horror Special

The spookiest time of year calls for some of the most frightening new films from the region

Samurai Season

Japan's most noble warriors have gotten into many bloody scrapes over the years, and these are just some of their exploits!

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