MA-YI SPONSORS THE ASIAN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

New York, NY, June 20, 2013 – Asian CineVision is pleased to present the full lineup for the 36th Asian American International Film Festival, which will run from July 24th to August 3rd. This year AAIFF is presenting 26 feature films and 44 short films, for, by and about Asians and Asian Americans, with works from or featuring characters from 18 countries including Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, and the USA. Of the feature films one will be making a World Premiere, one will be making an International Premiere, six will be making a U.S. Premiere, seven an East Coast Premiere, and eight a New York Premiere. With the themes of Asian American Achievements, Exploring Asian Filmscapes, LGBTQ spotlights, Taiwan Cinema Days and a tribute to Philippine filmmaker Marilou DIAZ-ABAYA (1955-2012) as well as other female filmmakers, the 36th Asian American International Film Festival aims at giving the audiences a comprehensive picture of the Asian and Asian American independent cinemas.

“Marking the 36th year, AAIFF’13 is proud to present the best most recent cinematic achievements by this class of emerging storytellers whose work will resonate for years to come,” says Asian CineVision Executive Director John C. Woo. “I have not witnessed this amount of arising new talent ever in my years. Special thanks to curators La Frances Hui and L. Somi Roy for their world vision, their patience and guidance of the staff in creating the 2013 program.”

“The wide range of genres, visual styles, and storytelling approaches speaks to the diversity and richness of Asian and Asian American cinemas. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to program this survey of cinema that reflects on Asia as well as on being Asian in America” states La Frances Hui and L. Somi Roy.

Screenings will be held at the Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue), Asia Society (725 Park Avenue), Museum of Chinese in America (215 Centre Street), and New York Institute of Technology (1871 Broadway).

MA-YI RECOMMENDS

 

REQUIEME!
dir. Loy Arcenas, 2012
Philippines, 97 minutes

Features on July 26th @ 9:00PM
Anthology Film Archives
 

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KARNAL
dir. Marilou Diaz-Abaya, 1983
Philippines, 123 minutes

Features on July 28th @ 8:00PM
Anthology Film Archives

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AS HE SLEEPS
dir. Sheron Dayoc, 2012
Philippines, 15 minutes

Features on July 28th @ 7:00PM
Anthology Film Archives

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PECULIAR VACATION AND OTHER ILNESSES
dir. Yosep Anggi Noen, 2012
Indonesia, 90 minutes

Features on July 28th @ 7:00PM
Anthology Film Archives

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For more information about the 2013 Asian American International Film Festival, visit their website at www.asiancinevision.org/aaiff.

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