June 29, 2008
Our big brother/big sister festival in New York is busy launching its 31st year!
The first festival of its kind, the Asian American International Film Festival is the premiere showcase dedicated to screening innovative films by independent artists of Asian descent.
The AAIFF ‘08 opens with PRINCESS OF NEBRASKA, Wayne Wang’s moving homage to the post-Tiananmen Square generation of Chinese youth, and closes with Jessica Yu’s hilarious narrative feature debut PING PONG PLAYA. Throughout the week experience the Festival by going to film premieres, shorts screenings, music videos parties, and more.
This year, the AAIFF ’08, with NYU’s A/P/A Institute, proudly unveils NEW LANDSCAPES: MEDIA AND ITS ADAPTATIONS, an inaugural interdisciplinary series of panels, conversations, master classes, and events exploring new visions in Asian and Asian American media, culture and politics. Artists, intellectuals, and filmmakers will engage in discussions that forecast the frontier of contemporary culture.
For a preview of our full schedule, click here for the AAIFF08 brochure.
When: July 10-19, 2008
Where: Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th St)
Tickets: Advance Sales Tickets (6.02–7.08)
Members of Asian CineVison, Asia Society & valid NYU ID-holders | $7
Students, Seniors & Partner Organizations | $8 (limit 1 per ID)
General | $10
Festival Sales Tickets (7.11–7.19)
Members of Asian CineVison, Asia Society & valid NYU ID-holders | $8
Students, Seniors & Partner Organizations | $9 (limit 1 per ID)
General | $11
To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Office at 212.327.9385 or go online to asiancinevision.org.
June 20, 2008
Festival Director Joe Kim was recently interviewed by KYW Newsradio 1060 as part of their ongoing special reports on the Regional Affairs Council dubbed “Hollywood on the Schuylkill”.
June 8, 2008
The 5th Annual 72 Hour Film Shootout begins on Friday, June 20, 2008. The competition theme will be announced at the New York City launch party to be held at White Rabbit Lounge (145 East Houston Street, New York City) and simultaneously posted online at 72hourfilmshootout.com at 8pm. As a special treat, New York hip hop sensation Koba will be performing live at the launch party!
The Top 10 will screen at the New York Asian American International Film Festival organized by Asian Cinevision (July 10-19, 2008), the First Annual Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (October 24-30, 2008), and a special screening event organized by NYC-based Aspire Asian Film Circle.
This year the AAFilmLab together with the Museum of Chinese in America (MoCA) have added a special award category to this years Shootout: The Chinatown Award! Films that incorporate a Chinatown as a location or narrative device are entered into the “Chinatown Award” category. Selection of the winning film will be decided by both MoCA and AAFilmLab. The Chinatown Award will be comprised of in-kind services totaling over $5000 in prizes from Deluxe Post Production, Final Draft, and Ningin.com. (The inclusion of the Chinatown element in a film has no bearing whatsoever on judging for other award categories.)
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