Friday, January 20, 2012

New York Asian American International Film Festival call for entries

The Asian American International Film Festival has announced its recent call for entries for 2012! If you've got something that fits, send it in!

Founded in 1978, the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2012. The AAIFF is organized by Asian CineVision (ACV), a non-profit media arts organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Asian and Asian American media expressions by:
• Helping to develop and support both emerging and experienced Asian American film and video makers and other media artists working in a range of genres and styles; and
• Helping to ensure that the full spectrum of Asian and Asian American media works reach diverse audiences in Asian American communities and beyond.

The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is proudly known as "The First Home to Asian American Cinema." It's the first and longest-running festival dedicated to screening works by media artists of Asian descent from any nationality and about the Asian community. The Festival takes place in New York City, the second-largest Asian American market in the U.S.

Festival highlights include the Emerging Director in Narrative Feature and Documentary Feature competitions; Excellence in Short Filmmaking competition; Q&A sessions with filmmakers; networking events and receptions. The AAIFF draws audiences from all five boroughs of New York City and the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT)

The Festival serves as a kick-off for a year of programs, in which selected filmmakers have the option of participating. Online distribution platform in collaboration with DramaFever.Com. The National Festival Tour enables participating filmmakers to reach broader audiences around North America through a rental service for cultural and educational institutions. In 2007, the Tour made its international debut screening at universities in Hong Kong and Macau. Hundreds of thousands of viewers and readers follow the festival in local, national and international media coverage.

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