This Reminder Message is from William Tam, Asian American / Asian Research Institute City University of New York

Submission Deadline May 5, 2023

The 20th Annual CUNY Asian American Film Festival (AAFF) submissions deadline is Friday, May 5, 2023.

Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival (AAFF) has recognized and awarded over $14,300 in cash prizes to student filmmakers enrolled at the City University of New York, including City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College, College of Staten Island, and Queens College.

The CUNY AAFF helps to promote the artistic visual talents and stimulate communication among CUNY students who are separated by the different campuses, and serve as a central location to display their creative works. Past participants have also had their films screened at the Asian American International Film Festival.

On the evening of the Festival, on June 2, 2023 at the CUNY Graduate Center – Martin Segal Theatre 365 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, all winners and runner-ups will remain anonymous until after a screening of selected films that have been reviewed by our distinguished panel of judges. Following the screening will be an award ceremony and Q&A session with the filmmakers.

Winner ($200) and runner-up ($100) prizes will be awarded for each of the following categories: Fiction | Documentary

AAARI encourages all currently enrolled (or recently graduated in Spring/Fall 2022) CUNY undergraduate and graduate students, Asian and non-Asian, to participate in this great opportunity.

Attached you will find the film poster and submission form or visit our website for the latest forms. Please share with your colleagues and students, please don’t let your students miss this great opportunity.