April 19, 2015

Hyphen Magazine: 2010 Asian American Film Festivals

Ed. Note: The below is a reposting of 3 posts in our collaboration with Hyphen Magazine. See past entries from this collaboration or more about film festivals.

The 33rd Asian American International Film Festival

The 33rd Asian American International Film Festival

The Asian American International Film Festival is the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to showcasing films created by media artists of Asian descent and about the Asian community. Founded in 1978, the AAIFF harbors a unique curatorial vision. It offers a platform for filmmakers of all backgrounds to develop the constructs of Asian cinema and cultivate the next generation of talent. 32 years after its inception, AAIFF continues to be a leading showcase for Asian American film and video, placing a substantial focus on local and independent works and working to enrich New York’s Asian arts community.

This year, the AAIFF’10 will run Thursday, July 15 to Sunday, July 24 in Chelsea, New York. In addition to screenings, the festival will host workshop panels and after parties featuring live music. To stay updated on festival events and programming, follow us on twitter (@aaiff), tumblr (aaiff.tumblr.com), become a fan (www.facebook.com/aaiff), or check out asiancinevision.org to learn more.

Date: July 15, 2010 – 8:15am – July 24, 2010 – 8:15pm

11th D.C. Asian Pacific American Film Festival

11th D.C. Asian Pacific American Film Festival

D.C. Asian Pacific American Film will hold its 11th Annual Film Festival from October 7-16, 2010 in downtown Washington D.C. Last year’s 10th anniversary festival was a huge success for APA Film as the organization sold out screenings and workshops. Since 2000, DC APA Film has had more than 20,000 in attendance during our 10-day festival.

Postmark Deadlines:
Early – April 10, 2010
Late – May 8, 2010

Feature Length Film submissions must have a total running time of 40 minutes or more. Short film submissions must have a total running time of 39 minutes or less. Register online by going to: http://www.apafilm.org/submissions/

For more information about DC APA Film, please visit www.apafilm.org

Date: October 7, 2010 – 8:00am – October 16, 2010 – 8:35pm

11th San Diego Asian Film Festival

11th San Diego Asian Film Festival

The San Diego Asian Film Foundation (SDAFF) is currently in the midst of their 2010 Film Festival Call for Entries. SDAFF will celebrate its 11th annual film festival season to an estimated audience of more than 18,000 during 8 days of film, panels, and exciting special events.

The San Diego Asian Film Festival is seeking entries in the following categories: narrative feature, narrative short, documentary feature, documentary short, and animation. An independent jury selects winners in each category, along with the Grand Jury award, which are announced at the Festival’s Gala Awards Night on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Festival programmers also select a first-time filmmaker to receive the George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize.

Films/videos submitted must be directed or principally acted by an artist of Asian or Pacific Islander descent; or whose subject matter relates to Asian or Pacific Islander culture.
· Early Deadline: April 30, 2010 ($25 Submission Fee)
· Late Deadline: June 11, 2010 ($40 Submission Fee)

The 11th San Diego Asian Film Festival is schedule for October 21-28, 2010 at the Mission Valley UltraStar Cinemas at Hazard Center. All rules, entry forms, application, and festival info can be found online at www.sdaff.org. The San Diego Asian Film Festival is an event of the San Diego Asian Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting audiences with the Human Experience through the Pan-Asian media arts.

Date: October 21, 2010 – 8:00am – October 28, 2010 – 11:00pm


  1. Richard Chen says:

    If you submit a film or participate in any way, let us know.

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