We are delighted to announce members of our Awards Jury, composed of distinguished members from the film and creative industries. Quan Phung Quan Phung is a television executive and producer with more than 20 years of experience in the US and global television business. He was President, Scripted Television at Slingshot Global Media, a start-up independent television studio, where he oversaw the development and production of premium global drama content.
Cocoa Aya Kitaia final-year high school student with excellent grades, struggles to support her poor family by working part-time at a hot dog stand in an amusement park in Kiryu City in Gunma Prefecture. She lives with her lazy gambler of a father Yota Kawase and isolated brother Hiroki Inofeeling desperate about her future. Thinking that going to college was out of the question, Cocoa decides to apply for a grant and pursue higher education.
New York Asian Film Foundationhowever, wants to explore the flip-side of the story. The film will be shown in its original 35mm format. After getting into a huge argument with her sister who was forced to move back home after a messy divorce, Ichiko runs away and begins working at the Japanese equivalent of a dollar store.
All screenings will be held at Cinemapolis E Green Street and are free and open to the public. Please bring a program from the film festival to gain admittance. You are commenting using your WordPress.
This year the festival proudly presents a selection of films that support diverse narratives, inclusive communities, and media as social change. Click here to see a complete festival schedule and to purchase tickets to all screenings. Screenings at Asia Society.
The Asian American International Film Festival AAIFF is an international film festival held annually during the summer in New York City to showcase the works of both emerging and experienced Asian and Asian American filmmakers and media artists across a diverse range of genres and styles. Technologies and outlets for independent media were multiplying, creating new possibilities for Asian Americans both behind and in front of the cameras, in production and distribution, in scholarship and practice, in every style and platform of media arts. Seeking to create a setting where artists, scholars, and cultural enthusiasts can meet and explore how to push creative bounds and the development of relevant media.
The first and longest running Asian interest film festival in the country, AAIFF42 will be presenting 12 narrative features, 9 documentary features, and 67 short films, from 19 countries. Rose, an undocumented Filipino girl, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
They either end up in heaven or hell, both of which defy expectations. With the irreverent action-comedy stylings of the gonzo manga adaptation The Fable and the singularly Singaporean zom-com Zombiepura as just two examples, NYAFF boasts both high-concept thrills and lowbrow gags. From the deadly serious to the gleefully absurd, from the disquieting to the freaky, NYAFF continues to celebrate the most vibrant and provocative cinema out of Asia today.