Director Jesus Olvera | USA | 10 min Director Jesus Olvera captures how a Mexican teen overcomes his insecurities and struggles by joining a dance club that previously only had Asian members. The group, which is finally named “Asiacans”, shows how two different cultures can bond together as one. Screening: August 4, 2012, 1:30pm Museum of [...]
Director Anthony Anglin Jr. | USA | 5 min Directed by 17-year-old Tony Anglin, this short documentary interweaves interviews and live performances of the young artist Craig Furnivall, based in San Diego, who talks about how music is the passion and aspiration of his life. Screening: August 4, 2012, 1:30pm Museum of Chinese in America Playing as [...]
Director Stefanos Tai | USA | 14 min BIG CITY, SMALL TOWN is one 16-year-old’s account of the neighborhood in which he has grown up, and the unsettling changes it has undergone as a result of the real-estate and economic downturns. The film shows the broader human impact of New York City’s residential rent laws in protecting many [...]
Emily is stuck in a repetition of events, a cycle that slowly begins to unravel as she comes to discover where and what she truly is.
In this quirky documentary, an American man and a Chinese woman agree to marry one another, but soon find out the relationship is not what they expected.
Outsider at Home follows filmmaker Danny Lee’s search for the reason behind the continued stereotypical representation of Asian Americans in mainstream media.
Nick is a Korean-American gay man in LA. On attending ‘dol’, the first birthday ceremony of his baby nephew, Nick finds himself yearning for a life just beyond reach.
AAIFF is proud to co-present with the Asian American Film Lab the 72 Hour Shootout screening and awards ceremony. Contestants are given 72 hours to write, shoot, and edit a 5-minute short film on a surprise theme. The top ten films of this year’s competition will be revealed. Screening & Awards: July 28, 2012, 3:00pm Chelsea Clearview Cinemas
There’s an apple, how are you going to eat it?
Based on the true story of Stanley Hayami, a talented Japanese-American teenager caught between his dream of becoming an artist and his duty to his country during WWII.