ACV and AAIFF partners with nonprofit and grassroots community organizations. The festival is often their only opportunity during the year to work with talented independent filmmakers to use media for social change. The AAIFF is the only venue in New York to see the diverse spectrum of Asian and Asian American stories across socio-economic, gender, and political boundaries. Through community partnerships, AAIFF provides access for the entire community to film that addreses critical social issues. AAIFF aims to create a space for dialogue among community members involved in social justice issues.
In 2011, the AAIFF was proud to partner with the following community organizations: