The 2013 Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), which will run from July 24 to August 3, 2013. This year AAIFF is presenting 26 feature films and 44 short films, for, by and about Asians and Asian Americans, with works from or featuring characters from 18 countries including Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, and the USA. Of the feature films one will be making a World Premiere, one will be making an International Premiere, six will be making a U.S.
Premiere, seven an East Coast Premiere, and eight a New York Premiere. With the themes of Asian American Achievements, Exploring Asian Filmscapes, LGBTQ spotlights, Taiwan Cinema Days and a tribute to Philippine filmmaker Marilou DIAZ-ABAYA (1955-2012) as well as other female filmmakers, the 36th Asian American International Film Festival aims at giving the audiences a comprehensive picture of the Asian and Asian American independent cinemas. Screenings will be held at the Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue), Asia Society (725 Park Avenue), Museum of Chinese in America (215 Centre Street), and New York Institute of Technology (1871 Broadway).
Highlights for the 2013 Asian American International Film Festival include:
Opening Night Film – Linsanity
Centerpiece Film – Soongava : Dance of the Orchids
Closing Night Film – Our Homeland
Other films of note include : STEVE CHONG FINDS OUT THAT SUICIDE IS A BAD IDEA, CHINK, BEYOND THE MAT, HAFU: THE MIXED-RACE EXPERIENCE IN JAPAN, SOMEONE I USED TO KNOW.
Also don’t miss out on plenty of workshops and other special events. You can get more information and tickets here.
2013 Asian American International Film Festival Trailer