Two world premieres, six international premieres, 29 North American premieres, eight U.S. premieres, and nine New York premieres, showcasing the most exciting action, comedy, drama, thriller, romance, horror, and art-house films from East Asia. August 6 – 22. An unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic and shocking, heinous violence against Asian and Asian Americans in the United States presented enormous challenges in every aspect of American society, let alone film and media. NYAFF is announcing that it is even more committed than ever to increasing exposure of Asian representation on screen and to providing opportunities for audiences of all communities to experience the diversity and brilliance of Asian cinema. – By GreggWMorris
A succinct reminder about the 72 Hour Shoot Out 2020: The Film Lab is partnering again with Backstage Magazine to support ethnic and gender parity in the arts through the Film Lab’s annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition, a global filmmaking competition for everyone from novices to established filmmakers. Because of the pandemic, making films where you are bivouacked, sheltered, quarantined (voluntary and involuntary), marooned – et.al. – can be the paths for great shooting.