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2018 Asian American International Film Festival

SHORTS PROGRAMS


  1. 72- HOUR SHOOTOUT

    SPECIAL EVENTS, SHORTS PROGRAMS / 100 mins
    The Film Lab's annual timed competition, to write, produce, and edit an entire film in just 72 hours. This year's theme: "No More."
    72-HOUR SHOOTOUT

    Village East Cinema
    July 28, 2018 12:30 pm Not Available


  2. ART BEYOND THE SCREEN

    SHORTS PROGRAMS / 95 mins
    Going beyond the cinematic talents of our community, the following shorts showcase and explore other art forms. How do Asian talents from around the world transform and use art to expand what it means to be an artist?

    In This Program: TIGERSTYLE, THE LION, DRAWN TOGETHER: COMICS, DIVERSITY AND STEREOTYPES, THE FLIP SIDE

    ART BEYOND THE SCREEN

    Village East Cinema
    August 2, 2018 8:30 pm Not Available


  3. BEAT’EM TO THE PUNCH

    SHORTS PROGRAMS / 81 mins
    From the bizarre to the mundane, these funny films manage to find the levity in life. Take a breather with us as we delve into the humor around us.

    In This Program: FOLDING STOOL KILLER, ASIAN MAN, WHITE WOMAN, CAKE, CHOLLYWOOD, COSMIC DENTAL ASSOCIATES OF CLIFTON, NJ, MEA CULPA, SOOJUNG DREAMS OF FIJI

    BEAT’EM TO THE PUNCH

    Co-Presented by Asia Society
    August 4, 2018 1:30 pm Not Available


  4. CUNY SHORTS

    SPECIAL EVENTS, SHORTS PROGRAMS
    Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival (AAFF) 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. The CUNY AAFF promotes the artistic visual talents and stimulate communication among CUNY students, and serve as a central location to display their creative works.

    In This Program: A MISSION AT 311, WHERE THE SUN RISES, XY, DRUM DANCE

    CUNY SHORTS

    Village East Cinema
    August 1, 2018 8:15 pm Not Available


  5. EVOLVING IMMIGRANTS

    SHORTS PROGRAMS
    What does it mean to leave home to build another? These films take us on a journey through time, highlighting the diversity and strength of the immigrant story.

    In This Program: GOLD FORTUNE, JUNE, WORTH, FINDING HOME (BRANDON), ALL QUIET ON THE HOME FRONT

    EVOLVING IMMIGRANTS

    Village East Cinema
    July 28, 2018 4:30 pm Not Available


  6. FAMILY AFFAIRS

    SHORTS PROGRAMS / 109 mins
    Family is never just who you’re related to. It’s the drama, the tears, the hugs, and the fights. The following films run the gamut of what it means to deal with family.

    In This Program: DILIMAN, GUO MIE, RISE & SHINE: A STORY ABOUT BREAKFAST MAKERS, STORIES ABOUT HIM, WELCOME TO THE WORLD, WUDU

    FAMILY AFFAIRS

    Village East Cinema
    August 1, 2018 6:00 pm Not Available


  7. FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH

    SPECIAL EVENTS, SHORTS PROGRAMS / 86 mins
    The FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH shorts program celebrates works by media makers of Asian descent under the age of 21. Those in this category are in competition for the One to Watch Award.

    In This Program: MIYAKO, KILL GREEN, Religion for Dummies, PICNIC PERFECT, KITE (GABUL), Stupidly Happy, DISTANT SELF-PORTRAIT, 12.10.2016 (Tawareekh), LILANKO (sincere)

    FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH

    Co-Presented by Asia Society
    August 4, 2018 1:00 pm Not Available


  8. FROM THREE FEET TALL

    SHORTS PROGRAMS / 117 mins
    Do you remember what it was like to be a child? The following films ask us to see through the eyes of children facing very adult situations, who yet react with a strength and heart many grown-ups aspire to have.

    In This Program: SLINGSHOT PRINCE, FLOATING LIGHT, ANITO, MEIJING, JIEJIE, YONSEI

    FROM THREE FEET TALL

    Village East Cinema
    August 2, 2018 6:00 pm Not Available


  9. LOUD AND PROUD

    SHORTS PROGRAMS / 105 mins
    The LGBTQIA+ experience for Asian and Asian Americans often feels hidden and unheard. The following films showcase just a small portion of the many different stories and identities within the Asian queer community.

    In This Program: UNINVITED, AFTEREARTH, LIONS IN WAITING, THE WIVES, DETOUR, RANI

    LOUD AND PROUD

    Co-Presented by Asia Society
    August 3, 2018 6:00 pm Not Available


  10. ON THE EDGE

    SHORTS PROGRAMS / 91 mins
    Gritty, eerie, and ruthless don’t just describe some of the settings in the following films. Grab your flashlights as we prepare for tales that explore the darker side of humanity.

    In This Program: PERHAPS TODAY…, A TAXI OF COLDNESS, THE MASSEUSE, IPHIGENIA’S NIGHT, LUCKY DAY

    ON THE EDGE

    Village East Cinema
    July 26, 2018 8:15 pm Not Available