Asian CineVision Annonces The 40th AAIFF Program

Presented by asian cinevision in association with Asia society, asian american international film festival has arrived at its 40th year.

As the nation’s first and longest running asian interest film festival, aaiff 40 is aimed to make a big splash. After receiving twice the number of film submissions as last year, 20 feature films and 63 short films were selected to be screened at the festival which runs from July 26th to August 5th.

Among the film talents participating in the festival's press conference, we interviewed Patrick Chen, who shot his film “The last tip” in a manhattan Chinatown restaurant(69 Bayard restaurant ) right before its closing.

Selected for the festival’s special program titled “changing chinatown”, Patrick Chen’s film not only pays tribute to the vibrant neighborhood of Chinatown and the countless number of restaurants that have closed, it also focuses on Chinatown’s gentrification problem.

The film festival’s executive director John Woo shared that the theme of this year’s asian american international film festival is “We are still here and we are not going away”, meaning the festival is determined to have asian americans in the western world be seen and heard through moving images.

Intern Editor: Yi Xie

You might also like

Wonton In a Million: Puns, Buns, and Tons of Fun Bao down to the queen of Chinese food puns! Cynthia Koo is putting a cute twist on puns and dim sum with her line, Wonton in a Million. The design...
The Surrounding Game Two players, black and white, take turns placing stones on the intersections of a 19x19 grid. The game of Go, is the ultimate game of pure strategy...
The Kim Loo Sisters Called “the Chinese Andrew Sisters”, The Kim Loo Sisters were a jazz vocal quartet that managed to become quite popular in spite of the anti-As...
Surfaced at Chambers Fine Art You can't judge a book by it's cover- or a movie poster or a film. For artist Ho Singtun, she's giving new meaning to what we see on the outside. ...

Leave a Comment