Asian American International Film Festival — July 26th - Aug 6th, 2023

AAIFF45 Community Agreement

At the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), we aim to always prioritize the well-being and comfort of our Festival attendees, filmmakers, staff, volunteers, and community partners. 

As such, this Community Agreement lays out our expectations of our AAIFF community in pursuit of a kind, inclusive, and welcoming atmosphere.

See below our Community Guidelines we hope all Festival attendees will abide by, in order to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone:

  1. Treat others with respect. AAIFF welcomes everyone, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, age, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, economic status, or immigration status. We ask that all Festival goers treat others with dignity and refrain from discriminatory or demeaning behavior or speech.
  1. Respect others’ personal boundaries. Prioritize consent when making physical contact with others. Avoid unwelcome attention, harassment, stalking, and inappropriate physical contact with others.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we request that all Festival attendees take the following steps in order to ensure the safety of those around them:

  1. Be fully vaccinated. While vaccination requirements for indoor dining and entertainment in NYC business was lifted on March 7, 2022, we ask that all attendees of our in-person Festival events either be fully vaccinated (defined as having received EITHER one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine OR the second dose of a two-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine, within the past two weeks) or have received a negative COVID-19 test during the 24 hours prior to the event. Abiding by this Community Guideline will decrease the likelihood of you contracting or spreading COVID-19.
  1. Remain masked during indoor screenings, panels, and events. Except when actively eating or drinking, we ask that Festival guests remain masked with a face covering their mouth and nose during our indoor events. If you forgot your mask at home, don’t worry – we will have masks available at our check-in/registration tables for your use.
  1. Practice social distancing. Wherever possible, maintaining a minimum of 6 feet away from other Festival attendees, as well as avoiding close contact while unmasked, will reduce your chances of contracting or spreading COVID-19.
  1. Self-monitor for any symptoms of sickness. If you find yourself feeling sick or  exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or any other illness, we ask that you stay home in order to prevent any unnecessary spreading of illness.
  1. Practice good hygiene. In order to reduce the spread of illness, we highly encourage all guests to wash or sanitize their hands regularly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or with the inside of your elbow.

Please also note that all Festival attendees are subject to any health/safety guidelines or entry requirements that may be enforced by Festival venues. Check the venue’s website ahead of time for information on mask requirements and any required vaccination checks.