Hong Kong/Tokyo (February 5, 2024) — The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) announced today that it will be presenting the AFA Rising Star Awrad to an emerging Thai star Metawin Opas-iamkajorn (Win), who rose to fame for his leading role in the television series “2gether: The Series” and its associated film 2gether: The Movie. Win is the first Thai awardee of the AFA Rising Star Award.
The AFA Rising Star Award is presented to recognize promising new generation talents who have demonstrated exceptional breakthroughs and potentials in Asian cinema and to show them encouragements for further advancement.
At age 24, Win is one of the most popular actors in his generation not just in his home country but in the Asia-Pacific region. His acting debut in TV series “2gether: The Series” made him instant popular, capturing the hearts of fans across Asia. Film version of the series, also his film debut 2gether: The Movie was selected to show in Hong Kong Asia Film Festival. Tickets of a total of four screenings were all sold out within seconds on the day of ticket sales. Win will attend the 17th Aian Film Award (AFA) ceremony in person to receive the award on stage.
Please see the 17th AFA’s nomination list here.
The prestigious event will also be streamed live on the AFAA’s official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/@AsianFilmAwardsAcademy).
The 17th Asian Film Awards Ceremony
Date: March 10, 2024 (Sunday)
Location: Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District
Address: 88 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Asian Film Awards (AFA) afa-academy.com
The Asian Film Awards was inaugurated in 2007, where members of AFAA are drawn from its past nominees and winners. The category of awards includes Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. Members vote for the Asian Film Awards and participate in various AFAA activities involving film professionals and audiences in Asia and around the world.
Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA)
The Asian Films Awards Academy, a non-profit organization, was founded by Busan, Hong Kong and Tokyo International Film Festivals with the shared goal of celebrating excellence in Asian cinema. Aiming to promote and recognize Asian films and its talents, AFAA highlights, strengthens and develops Asian film industry through the annual Asian Film Awards and several year-round initiatives.