Asian CineVision (ACV) is proud to announce the films and shorts programs of the 34th Annual Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF). The Festival’s main festivities will run from August 10-14, 2011 with screenings at Clearview Cinemas (260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011), and additional screenings to take place at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA, 215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013) and Maysles Cinemas (343 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10027).
This year the Asian American International Film Festival will feature over 70 films from 16 countries; of those films, 6 are New York Premieres, 8 are East Coast Premieres, and 3 will be making their U.S. Premieres at AAIFF’11.
The Asian American International Film Festival is deeply honored to open the festival on Wednesday, August 10th with the New York Premiere of AMIGO (USA), directed by acclaimed independent filmmaker John Sayles about the Philippine-American War in 1900. Screening on Saturday, August 13 is the Festival’s Centerpiece Presentation SAIGON ELECTRIC (USA/Vietnam), directed by Stephane Gauger. This feature delves into lives of hip-hop dancers in Vietnam’s capital. Lastly, AAIFF is proud to end the festivities with the light-hearted romantic comedy WEDDING PALACE (USA/South Korea), directed by Christine Yoo, as its Closing Night Presentation.
On Thursday, August 11, 2011, AAIFF will present a LGBTQ themed film line-up. In collaboration with community partners from the LGBTQ community, AAIFF will screen the non-traditional romantic comedy WHEN HAINAN MEETS TEOCHEW, directed by Yew Kwang Han, and TALES OF THE WARIA, a documentary about the transgender community in Indonesia directed by Kathy Huang.
Other highlights at the Festival include award-winning director Ramona Diaz’s new documentary film THE LEARNING making its New York Premiere at AAIFF’11. The film follows four Filipino women teaching inner city kids in Baltimore. More films of note includes: LIVING IN SEDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES, THE LULU SESSIONS, and plenty of short films from Top Spin to PRESCOTT PLACE
2011 NY Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) trailer
More about Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF)
The AAIFF was born in the seminal New York summer of 1977, a program of 46 short films and videos from across the U.S. fulfilled a growing need for social understanding, cultural diversity in American, and independent cinema. Thirty-four years later, the AAIFF has grown to include films from more than 30 countries, a variety of topical panels and workshops, industry mixers, staged readings, exclusive interviews, receptions and more.