The 2020 CUNY Shorts Showcase

Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival (AAFF) has recognized and awarded over $12,800 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
Queens College
The CUNY AAFF helps to promote the artistic visual talents of and stimulate communication among CUNY students who are separated by the different campuses, as well as 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.
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Community Partners

  • Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
  • Lunar Hard Seltzer
  • CUNY AAARI
  • Love, Isabelle
    Isabelle Yank
    5 mins

    A Chinese adoptee’s letter to her biological parents after 22 years of being apart.

  • My First Sessions
    Wendy Cong Zhao
    8 mins

    For a Chinese college student adjusting to life in the U.S., anger and sadness feel like dark secrets, but the idea of seeing a therapist is daunting.

  • The SoHo Memory Project
    Or Szyflingier
    14 mins

    THE SOHO MEMORY PROJECT documentary is a story about the neighborhood of SoHo in New York City and its transformation from once warehouse artist district during the 1960s to a now commercialized upscale hub of fashion, retail, and food.

  • Unconditional
    Rumi Lee
    9 mins

    A character-driven short documentary that explores a mother’s life with her disabled daughter and how she learns a meaningful lesson.

  • Academy
    Joong Won Pyo
    10 mins

    Trapped in a school full of familiar creatures, young soldiers and students must work together to make it out alive.

  • Kaddish
    Razid Season
    14 mins

    The emotional journey of a young Ashkenazim who attempts to visit his mother's grave on Yahrzeit during the Holocaust.

  • ALIENATION SOGAI
    Nobuhiro Futaki
    12 mins

    Neither a language barrier nor physical distance is the reason behind this man and his father’s estrangement.