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2016 Asian American International Film Festival | New York City

Events

We are proud to host a number workshops, competition screenings, and panels at this year’s festival.


  1. 72 hour shootout

    72 HOUR SHOOTOUT

    Shorts, Events / 120 mins
    Come out and see the world premiere of the top ten most incredible films of the 2016 72 Hour Shootout! Presented by The Asian American Film Lab, 72 Hour Shootout is an annual, high-profile filmmaking competition aiming to ensure that stories and voices too often silenced in mainstream media are heard, not just as whispers, but as shouts to the world.
    72 HOUR SHOOTOUT

    Village East Cinema
    July 23, 2016 1:00 pm


  2. Mabel Cheung

    AAWMM TALK-BACK WITH MABEL CHEUNG

    Panels, Events / 90 mins
    AAIFF16 is proud to present the a talk-back with Hong Kong filmmaker Mabel Cheung (Director of AAIFF16 Centerpiece-A TALE OF THREE CITIES), moderated by AAWMM’s co-founder S. Casper Wong.
    AAWMM TALK-BACK WITH MABEL CHEUNG

    Museum of Chinese in America
    July 23, 2016 12:00 pm


  3. CUNY ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL SHOWCASE

    Shorts, Events / 90 mins
    Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival (AAFF), presented by the Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI), has recognized and awarded student filmmakers enrolled at the City University of New York, including City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College, College of Staten Island, and Queens College.
    CUNY ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL SHOWCASE

    CUNY Graduate Center (The Martin Segal Theatre )
    July 27, 2016 5:00 pm Pay as you wish


  4. HBO’s THE NIGHT OF SCREENING (FREE)

    Narrative, Events / 60 mins
    From creator Steven Zaillian and Richard Price, THE NIGHT OF is an eight part limited series that delves into the intricate story of a fictitious murder case in New York City. The series follows the police investigation and legal proceedings, all while examining the criminal justice system and the purgatory of Rikers Island, where the accused, Nasir Khan (RIZ AHMED) a Pakistani-American, awaits his trial.
    HBO’s THE NIGHT OF SCREENING (FREE)

    Village East Cinema
    July 23, 2016 6:00 pm Rush line forms 30 minutes before screening


  5. HIDDEN HISTORIES AND THE POWER OF NARRATIVE FILM: TELLING THE STORY OF JAPANESE AMERICAN INCARCERATION AND BEYOND (Short Film Screenings + Panel)

    Panels, Events / 90 mins
    The troubling story of Japanese American incarceration during WWII is an important but often glossed-over part of American history. Hidden Histories and the Power of Narrative Film commemorates and explores this complicated history through four short narrative films, coupled with a post-screening discussion. The screening will be followed by a discussion about Japanese American incarceration and how this history is still relevant today.
    HIDDEN HISTORIES AND THE POWER OF NARRATIVE FILM: TELLING THE STORY OF JAPANESE AMERICAN INCARCERATION AND BEYOND (Short Film Screenings + Panel)

    Village East Cinema
    July 23, 2016 1:30 pm


  6. Mayors Office Presents MASTER OF NONE Panel

    Mayors Office Presents: MASTER OF NONE Panel (FREE)

    Panels, Events / 120 mins
    AAIFF is thrilled to host Master of None co-creator Alan Yang and cast member Kelvin Yu as they share details on the show’s inspiration and production as well as their own experiences in an industry full of both opportunity and obstacle.
    Mayors Office Presents: MASTER OF NONE Panel (FREE)

    Village East Cinema
    July 23, 2016 6:00 pm First-come, first-served


  7. NEW MEDIA PANEL

    Panels, Events / 90 mins
    The New Media Panel at AAIFF will focus on how new media has changed the Asian American landscape over the past 10 years. It will include topics such as brand building, creating content using new technology, marketing on a business level, and how brands are using films as a way to elevate their products and sell to the general market. We're interested in learning more on how Asian Americans have leveraged new media to transform their identity and brand over the past 10 years. and how receptive mainstream media is slowly adapting to this new wave of change.
    New Media Panel

    Time Warner Center
    July 22, 2016 7:00 pm


  8. SAG-AFTRA SCREENPLAY READING

    Events / 60 mins
    UPDATE: The reading of Leslie Lyshkov's winning script, THE ABOLITIONIST, will be postponed until the fall, so please stay tuned for details as the event date rolls around! Friday July 29 | 7:00pm | Time Warner Building @ Columbus Circle Presented by Asian CineVision & SAG-AFTRA The 39th Asian American International Film Festival, with support from SAG-AFTRA, is pleased to present the annul screenplay reading, which will feature the winning script of the 2016 Asian American International Screenplay Competition(AAISC’16). AAISC’16 Screenplay Competition Finalists: Leslie Lyshkov | THE ABOLITIONISTS Joy Lin | PIECES OF HOPE Jaimal Yogis | CITY OF DRAGONS The screenwriter of the AAISC’16 winner script will work with New York City-based director, casting director, and actors at the reading taking place at 7pm on July 29th at the Time Warner Building at Columbus Circle, NYC.
    SAG-AFTRA SCREENPLAY READING

    Time Warner Center
    July 29, 2016 7:00 pm First come, first served


  9. STORMING THE WRITERS’ ROOM WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA PANEL

    Panels, Events / 180 mins
    Over the years, Asian Pacific Americans are slowly making progress and getting their foot in the door inside the writers' room in both television and film. How are they changing the Asian American identity and media landscape through storytelling? What are some of the challenges they face in traditional media (major film/TV networks) versus new media structure models (Netflix/VOD)?
    WGA STORMING THE WRITERS’ ROOM panel

    Writers Guild of America
    July 25, 2016 6:00 pm


  10. WORK IN PROGRESS FILM – DANA DANA (PEARL PEARL)

    Narrative, Events / 60 mins
    This program is free and open to the public. Each year, AAIFF selects one work-in-progress from the submissions for a dynamic workshop. This year we’ve chosen DANA DANA (PEARL PEARL). The workshop will be moderated by filmmaker Steven De Castro.
    WORK IN PROGRESS FILM – DANA DANA (PEARL PEARL)

    Asian American / Asian Research Institute - CUNY
    July 26, 2016 4:00 pm First come, first served