CULVER CITY, Calif., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2nd Annual Asian World Film Festival ( Oct. 24 - Nov. 1, 2016) announced Festival award winners during the closing night ceremony at the ArcLight, Culver City on Nov. 1. The evening, hosted by Korean-American actor Ricky Kim, included remarks from Culver City mayor Jim B. Clarke. The Festival concluded with a screening of Operation Chromite, one of the five Korean films featured throughout the week as part of the newly designed Korean Film Days program in association with CJ Entertainment. The screening was followed by a Q&A with director John H. Lee. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161102/435515LOGOPhoto - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161102/435516 Almost 40 feature films were presented during the eight-day festival that included 20 foreign language Oscar ® contenders and a dozen Golden Globe ® submitted films. The festival also held five industry panels as part of its Asian World Industry Forum, which featured entertainment industry leaders as moderators and panelists. The 3rd Annual Asian World Film Festival is slated for October 30 - November 7, 2017. Said Georges Chamchoum, Executive and Program Director of the AWFF: "The Asian World Film Festival unfolded its second year with a big bang and is a tower of strength and opportunity for Asian filmmakers. We have presented 38 movies from 26 countries with 56 screenings. Tonight's awards represent the very best of the Asian World Film Festival. We look forward to continuing to present films which are exciting, original, exceptional and inspiring."