It is among events to mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.
The opening ceremony saw the presence of Director-General of the UN Office at Geneva Michael Moller, and Ambassadors and diplomats from ASEAN member nations.
The film festival will feature films originating from ASEAN member states. The objectives of the ASEAN Geneva Film Festival 2017 include sharing the diversity and way of life of the ASEAN communities; cultivating a better understanding of the values and cultures of ASEAN communities; presenting ASEAN’s achievements and challenges in advancing the socioeconomic development of its people, and encouraging and celebrating film productions in ASEAN countries.
The event will screen 10 films from 10 countries in the ASEAN such as “Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass” (Vietnam); among “Best of Times” (Thailand), “Only Love” (Laos), “Adam Eve Datsa” (Myanmar), “My Magic” (Singapore), “Redha” (Malaysia), “We are Moluccans” (Indonesia), and “Yasmine” (Brunei).
The Festival will run until April 7th./.