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42nd Asian American International Film Festival (New York City)
July 24 - August 3
The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is proudly known as “The First Home to Asian American Cinema.” It’s the first and longest-running festival dedicated to showcasing the moving image work by media artists of Asian descent, from any nationality, and about the Asian community. The Festival takes place in New York City, the second-largest Asian American market in the U.S. Every year, AAIFF attracts audiences from all five boroughs of New York City and the tri-state region.
After AAIFF ends, we go on a National Festival Tour, which enables participating filmmakers to reach broader audiences across North America through a rental service for cultural and educational institutions. In 2007, The National Tour made its international debut screening at universities in Hong Kong and Macau. Many more viewers and readers follow the festival in local, national and international media coverage.