Asian American International Film Festival August 3rd - 13th, 2022
Director Diane Paragas, of the film Yellow Rose at AAIFF42 Opening Night at Asia Society NYC. Photo by Reiko Yanagi


Established in 1978 by Asian CineVision, the Asian American International Film Festival is the nation’s first and longest running festival of its kind and the premier showcase for the best independent Asian, Asian diaspora and Pacific Islander cinema. AAIFF is committed to film and media as a tool for social change and to supporting diversity and inclusion in the media arts.

Asian CineVision (ACV) is a 501(c)(3) media arts nonprofit devoted to the development, exhibition, promotion, and preservation of Asian and Asian American experiences through storytelling. Our mission is to nurture and grow the community of makers and enthusiasts of Asian and Asian American independent film, television, and digital. 


The first annual Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) opened in 1978 at the Henry Street Settlement in New York City’s Lower East Side. Since then, AAIFF has screened films from all over the world, representing 20-plus countries. 

AAIFF has provided the U.S. premieres of acclaimed film directors including Wayne Wang, Mira Nair, Marilou Diaz-Abaya, and Ang Lee. We’ve hosted films from well-known filmmakers to emerging artists. Even as it has grown in size, AAIFF remains true to its core mission of representing stories and storytellers from the Asian diaspora. Join us, this year, as we bring these powerful stories to the screens in your home in our first online edition of the film festival.

Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Associate Board

John Woo
Philip Lam
Daniel Chen
Wynn Salisch

Judy Lei
Andrew Kung

Executive Director
Associate Director/Development
Programs/Festival Director

John Woo
Eunice Chen
Kayla Wong

Legal Consultant

Evan Lin


Sponsorship Coordinator

Jennifer Lo

Community Engagement Coordinator

Amanda Zhang


Communications Manager

Keunrak “K-Rock” Kang

Public Relations Lead
Publicity Coordinators

Wan-Ling Yu
Beryl Liu
Yichen Qu

Content Strategy Lead

Irene Park

Social Media Lead
Social Media Coordinators

Charissa Isidro
Murielle Hsieh
Wallace Huang

Email Marketing Lead

Jessina Wong

Marketing Data Analyst

Marketing Assistant

Young Chen

Jessica Chen


Sr. Operations Manager
Administrative Manager

HR Manager
Production Manager

David Rances
Christopher Gultiano

Beryl Lin
Beau Blumenthal

Operations Associates

Hospitality Associate


Elizabeth Bigelow
Jenny Ha
Anna Sang

Isabella Nicdao

Yu Hai Shen
Claire Yoo


Creative Manager

Nancy Choi

Lead Designer
Graphic Designers
Program Book Designer

Harmonie Tsai
Shing-Hay Wong
Hannah Rose Cooper

Sr Software Engineer
Lead Web Developer
Web Developer
Assistant Web Developer
Interactive Webpage / AR Designer

UX Design Lead
UX Designers

Dennis Hu
Alex Wen
Andy Do
Daniel Park
David Koh

Arnold Bustamante
Marek Matthew Getter
Carl Anthony Vital

Video Lead
Video Editor
Video Editor & Media Partner

Editorial Coordinator
Editorial Assistant

Brett Kodama
Qian Li
Vic Yuen/Take 21 Media

Allison Hsu
Raymond Mei


Sr. Programming Manager

Wynton Wong

Film Programmers

Kris Montello
Milisa Burke
Annie Ning
Elyse Wang

VR/Interactive Programmer

Chloe Lee

Screeners Committee


Brian Lau
Ernest Lesmana
Craig Nisperos
Claire Yoo
Amanda Zhang


Managing Editor
Staff Writers

Michelle Ahn
Nathan Liu
Demi Guo

CineVue Contributors

Kyubin Kim
Huizhu Lulu Pan
Jeremy Lim
Aditya (Deets) Sharma
Kano Umezaki