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2018 Asian American International Film Festival

SPECIAL EVENTS


  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. 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


  3. DEAD PIGS Centerpiece Reception – Karaoke Night

    PARTIES, SPECIAL EVENTS, SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS / 120 mins
    Come hang out, have a drink, sing some songs, and get to know your fellow AAIFF attendees!

    Preceded by: DEAD PIGS – Centerpiece Presentation

    DEAD PIGS – Centerpiece Reception – Karaoke Night

    Muses 35 Bar & Karaoke
    July 28, 2018 9:30 pm Not Available

    Preceded By:
    DEAD PIGS – Centerpiece Presentation

    Village East Cinema
    July 28, 2018 7:00 pm Not Available


  4. DEAD PIGS *ENCORE* SPECIAL

    SPECIAL EVENTS / Special Presentaion
    A bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an ambitious expat architect, and a disenchanted rich girl converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs float down the river toward a rapidly modernizing Shanghai, China. Based on true events.
    DEAD PIGS *ENCORE* SPECIAL

    Co-Presented by Asia Society
    August 3, 2018 3:30 pm Not Available


  5. 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


  6. MOVERS AND SHAKERS: AAPI ACTIVISM IN FILM

    SPECIAL EVENTS
    What makes film a particularly moving medium in spurring political or social action? What is the potential of film in today's day and age, when basic human rights continue to be challenged or taken away? Join AAIFF in conversation with some of our festival directors as they discuss the role of film and storytelling in championing the issues that matter, from global slavery to Black Lives Matter and police reform.
    MOVERS AND SHAKERS: AAPI ACTIVISM IN FILM

    CUNY AAARI
    July 27, 2018 5:30 pm Not Available


  7. SCREENPLAY READING: LOVE YOU, CHARLIE

    SPECIAL EVENTS / 120 mins
    The 41st Asian American International Film Festival, with support from SAG-AFTRA, is pleased to present the annual screenplay reading, which features this year’s AAISC winning script LOVE YOU, CHARLIE by William Yu, directed by Veronica Dang.
    SCREENPLAY READING: LOVE YOU, CHARLIE

    CUNY AAARI
    July 31, 2018 6:00 pm Not Available


  8. WOMEN IN FILM: ON THE SCREEN AND BEHIND THE CAMERA

    SPECIAL EVENTS / 90 mins
    Women are leading the vanguard in cinema as creative leads and from behind-the-scenes. How are they pushing the creative and gender boundaries of the film industry? Hear from both emerging and seasoned women filmmakers on how they’re navigating a male-dominated industry and bringing their own aspirations to the big screen.
    WOMEN IN FILM: ON THE SCREEN AND BEHIND THE CAMERA

    CUNY AAARI
    July 27, 2018 3:00 pm Not Available


  9. WORK-IN-PROGRESS WORKSHOP: BEI BEI

    SPECIAL EVENTS / 90 mins
    This Work-In-Progress screening and workshop for BEI BEI is the first chance to see and offer commentary on an engrossing and thrilling documentary that features two unlikely women: a Chinese immigrant who is charged with first-degree murder after attempting to commit suicide and her American lawyer who finds herself working on a case that belongs in a long history of attacks on women’s rights.
    WORK-IN-PROGRESS WORKSHOP: BEI BEI

    Co-Presented by Asia Society
    August 4, 2018 3:00 pm Not Available