Inside the movies: Far East Film Festival

Discover Friuli Venezia Giulia and meet the protagonists of your favorite films!

About the Udine Far East Festival :

WHERE: Udine.
WHEN: 24 April – 2 May 2024

ABOUT:
The Far East Film Festival is the biggest European showcase for mainstream Asian cinema. Screening mostly genre films as premieres (be it World, European or National), FEFF transforms festival venues Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine and Cinema Visionario into lands of exploration, presenting films unlikely to be shown in European cinemas. Every year the most important actors, directors and producers of Far Eastern cinema walk Udine’s red carpet. The biggest names in Asian cinema have attended the Festival and continue to do so, year in, year out, drawing the international spotlight onto the city of Udine and the whole Friuli region.

STARS & VIPS:
In Udine, Asia is just around the corner. And Far East Asia, the political and economical hub of today’s world, walks both the Festival red carpet and the cobbled streets of our city centre – Johnnie To, one of HK’s most important film directors and producers, has been so often he feels at home in Udine and stars like Jackie Chan have also enjoyed strolling under the city’s colonnades.  Over the years, the FEFF has had the pleasure of welcoming the foremost representatives of Asian cinema such as Chinese super star Andy Lau, Japanese cult director Mike Takashi, Korean actress Kim Hye-Soo, martial arts master Sammo Hung, composer Joe Hisaishi, Taiwan icon Brigitte Ching-Hsia, internationally acclaimed Korean actress Jeon Do-Yeon and popular Chinese star Yao Chen along with her 80 billion followers.

EVENTS IN THE CITY and around the Festival:
In collaboration with the Asian governmental institutions for national promotion and in the presence of local authorities and national and international representatives, FEFF organizes “special nights” in which all film stars, film-makers and industry professionals attending the festival take part. Thus FEFF brings together great cinema with excellent local specialties and wines, and with cultural and tourist heritage of the region as well.

WHY ATTEND THE EVENT:

  • Watch the premier of your favorite artist: Every year the most important actors, directors and producers of Far Eastern cinema walk Udine’s red carpet to introduce their last movies.

  • Meet the protagonists of the most recent and successful films in Asia, in an informal and relaxed context, see them on the stage and take photos with the stars at the end of each movie or ask for an autograph;

  • Vote for your favorite movie for the Golden Mulberry Audience Award (First Prize of the festival) to bring the story you love most to victory;

  • Meet the stars at the Feff Talks: every morning there will be a talk show, here you will have the opportunity to ask your favorite artists questions about their work or the movie; and if you are lucky even take a picture with them!

  • Themed entertainment in the city center: tastings of local specialties and wines, Asia-themed performances, street markets, DJ sets, games and workshops, wellness experiences, concerts and the fun Far East Film Cosplay Contest (Asian-inspired cosplay competition)

  • Have fun!!!

1 day: Udine and the Far East Film Festival

Meeting with our guide at the hotel: Walk in the city between Piazzale del Castello, Piazza Libertà, Via Mercatovecchio, Piazza Matteotti, Piazza Municipio, Piazza Duomo, Palazzo Arcivescovile with the Tiepolo Galleries. Lunch tasting of Friulian specialties. Walk in the city with visits to artisan workshops and historic shops. At the end of the tour, free time to explore what the city has to offer for the night with one of the Far East Festival activities.
Experience: Tasting lunch
Duration: 6 hours
Transportation: walking tour.
Guide available in the following languages: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese. Other languages on request.
Price: on request / minimum 2 participants.
The price includes: Pick up in hotels or city center areas, tasting lunch, guide, Far East Festival activities, insurance.

3 days/2 nights: Udine, Cividale and the Far East Film Festival

Day 1: Meeting with our guide at the hotel and visit Udine: walk in the city between Piazzale del Castello, Piazza Libertà, Via Mercatovecchio, Piazza Matteotti, Piazza Municipio, Piazza Duomo, Palazzo Arcivescovile with the Tiepolo Galleries.
Lunch tasting of Friulian specialties. Walk in the city with visits to artisan workshops and historic shops. At the end of the tour, free time to explore what the city has to offer for the night and participate in one of the many Far East Festival activities. Overnight stay in Udine in a central hotel.

Day 2: In the morning departure for the Friulian Collio area in the direction of Cividale. Walk between Ponte del Diavolo, Piazza Duomo, Corso Paolino, Piazza Paolo Diacono, with a visit to the Monastery complex of S. Maria in Valle with the Lombard Temple and the Christian Museum. Tasting lunch. On the way back we will visit 2 wineries in the Collio area with wine tasting. Overnight stay in Udine in a central hotel.
Experience: Tasting lunch and wine tasting.
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Transport: walking tour on the first day and by car with driver on the second day.
Guide available in the following languages: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese. Other languages on request.
Price: on request / minimum 2 participants.
The price includes: 2 overnight stays, 2 lunches, two cellar visits with tasting, pick up in hotels or areas of the city centre, guide, Far East Festival activities, visits as per programme, insurance.

Tour 1: Opening Far East Film FestivalItinerary 1: Opening Far East Festival

Opportunity to visit Austria, Slovenia and Croatia, taste San Daniele Ham and sleep in a Castle.

(Day 1) 22 April – Venice
Highlights: water taxi to your hotel in Venice. Visit Venice with a guide, enjoy a typical Cicchetti dinner.
Overnight in Venice

(Day 2) 23 April – Venice
Highlights: Visit Venice with a guide, explore Murano & Burano or take a Gondola. Dinner in a typical restaurant.
Overnight in Venice.

(Day 3) 24 April Venice – Udine: Opening Far East Festival 
Highlights: Watertaxi to train station. Travel to Udine ( by train ) Udine and explore what the city has to offer for the night!
Overnight in Udine.

(Day 4) 25 April Udine - San Daniele – Udine
Highlights: Visit the worldwide famous ham factory of San Daniele with lunch.
Take a walk in the Natural Reserve of Cornino lake.
Back to Udine to enjoy the Festival atmosphere.
Overnight in Udine.


(Day 5) 26 April Udine – Villach ( Austria ) - Udine

Highlights: Travel to Austria. Visit Villach ( Austria ).

Back to Udine and explore what the city has to offer for the night! Overnight in Udine.


(Day 6) 27 April: Sleeping in a castle in the Collio area

Highlights: After lunch take the road to the famous Collio Friulano. Visit the wine cellar, wine tasting and dinner at the Castle.

Overnight : Tonight, you will sleep in a real castle!


(Day 7) 28 April: Transfer to Trieste, via Gorizia( IT) and Nuova Gorizia (SL)
Highlights: Visit Gorizia ( Italy ) and have lunch in Nuova Goriza ( Slovenia ).
Visit Miramare Castle.
Dinner in Trieste in a local restaurant with typical food.
Overnight in Trieste

(Day 8) 29 April: Trieste ( Slovenia and Croatian coast )
Highlights: Visit the Slovenian coast ( Pirano & Portorose) and the Croatian Coast ( Novigrad and Porec). Overnight in Trieste.


(Day 9 ) 30 April: Trieste back home

Depending on your flight schedule, departure to your next destination

Tour 2: Closing Far East Film Festival

Opportunity to visit Austria, Slovenia and Croatia, taste San Daniele Ham and sleep in a Castle.

(Day 1) 25 April – Venice
Highlights: water taxi to your hotel in Venice.Visit Venice with a guide, enjoy a typical Cicchetti dinner. Overnight in Venice


(Day 2) 26 April – Venice
Highlights: Visit Venice with a guide, explore Murano & Burano or take a Gondola. Dinner in a typical restaurant.
Overnight in Venice.

(Day 3) 27 April Venice – Trieste

Highlights: Watertaxi to train station, Train to Trieste. Visit Trieste. Dinner in Trieste in a local restaurant with typical food. Overnight in Trieste.

(Day 4) 28 April Trieste
Highlights: Visit the Slovenian coast ( Pirano & Portorose) and the Croatian Coast ( Novigrad and Porec).
Overnight in Trieste.

(Day 5) 29 April Trieste – Sleeping in a Castle
Highlights: After lunch take the road to the famous Collio Friulano. Visit the wine cellar, wine tasting and dinner at the Castle.Overnight Tonight, you will sleep in a real castle!

(Day 6) 30 April: Collio – Udine
Highlights: Visit Cividale and lunch in a typical restaurant with local food. Drive to Udine and explore what the city has to offer for the night!
Overnight in Udine.

(Day 7) 1 May: Udine – Villach ( Austria ) - Udine

Highlights: Travel to Austria. Visit Villach ( Austria ). Back to Udine and explore what the city has to offer for the night!
Overnight in Udine.

(Day 8) 2 May: Udine
Highlights: Visit the worldwide famous ham factory of San Daniele with lunch.
Walk in the Natural Reserve of Cornino lake.
Back to Udine to enjoy the Festival athmosphere.
Overnight in Udine.

(Day 9 ) 3 May: Udine back home.

Depending on your flight sechedule, departure to your next destination.

Tour 3: Opening and closing Far East Film Festival: from 24th April to 3rd May

Opportunity to visit Austria, Slovenia and Croatia, taste San Daniele Ham and sleep in a Castle, play at the Casino’.

Day 1: Wed 24 Apr. – Udine: Far East Film Festival opening
Highlights: Explore Udine and the Far East Festival events that the city has to offer.
Overnight in Udine

Day 2: Thu 25 Apr – Udine – San Daniele - Udine
Highlights: Visit the worldwide famous ham factory of San Daniele with a special lunch based. Walk in the Natural Reserve of Cornino lake. Back to Udine to enjoy the Festival atmosphere.
Overnight in Udine

Day 3: Fri 26 apr Udine – Cividale Sleeping in a castle in the Collio area
Highlights: visit Cividale. Lunch in a typical local restaurant in Cividale. Visit the wine cellar, wine tasting and dinner at the Castle.
Overnight, tonight, you will sleep in a real castle!

Day 4 : Sat 27 Apr Collio - Gorizia (IT) /Nuova Goriza (SL)
Highlights: : Travel between Italy and Slovenia in Gorizia ( IT).Visit the Castle Typical lunch in Gorizia.
Enjoy your night in a Casino’ .Overnight: Sleep in in Nuova Goriza ( SL)

Day 5: Sun 28 apr Gorizia – Trieste
Highlights: Visit Miramare Castle and visit Trieste. Dinner in Trieste in a local restaurant with typical food.
 Overnight: in Trieste.

Day 6: Mon 29 Apr Trieste
Highlights : Travel between Italy, Slovenia and Croatia , visit Pirano & Portorose (Slovenia) and the Croatian Coast (Novigrad and Porec).
Overnight in Trieste.


Day 7: Tue 30 Apr Trieste

Highlights: Visit Predjama Calste and Postunja Caves in Slovenia.
Dinner in Trieste.
Overnight in Trieste

Day 8: 1 May Trieste - Udine
Highlights: Time for some Shopping at Palmanova Village and lunch in Palmanova. Enjoy the events in Udine.
Overnight in Udine

Day 9: Thu 2 May Udine Closing Far East Film Festival
Highlights: Explore Udine and the events that the city has to offer.
Overnight: in Udine

Day 10: Departure

Depending on your flight sechedule, departure to your next destination.

Length of stay
From 1 to 10 days tours
Organization
Turismo 85
Fee per person
on request
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