Now in its 37th year, the Asian American International Film Festival presents some of the best work by emerging and veteran filmmakers of the Asian diaspora to New York City: some 100 narrative features, shorts, documentaries and music videos at venues throughout the City.
Over the years, the festival has hosted the US premieres of movies by such acclaimed filmmakers as Wayne Wang, Mira Nair and Ang Lee. In addition, the public can enjoy special appearances, workshops, kids' events, and more throughout the festival. Visit the AAIFF website for a complete listing of this year's features, locations, and ticket prices.
Asian CineVision (ACV) is a nonprofit media arts organization devoted to the development, promotion, preservation, and exhibition of Asian and Asian American film and video. Since 1978, ACV has produced the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), the nation’s longest running festival of its kind and the premier showcase for the best in independent Asian and Asian American cinema.
The ACV has steadily defined and progressively broadened its role as an Asian American media arts center by serving a growing constituency that includes filmmakers, media programmers, and the local and regional Asian American community and a national audience. ACV is committed to film and media as a tool for social change and to the support of diversity in independent cinema.
The 37th Asian American International Film Festival is made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on The Arts, a state agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Special support is provided by our many corporate sponsors, donors and the many Friends of ACV.