Asian American International Film Festival August 11th - 22nd, 2021

7/27 AAIFF44 Full Lineup Announced!

AAIFF44 full lineup is here! The full lineup consists of 25 International Films, 13 World Premieres, 14 East Coast Premieres, and 18 New York City Premieres. This year’s program includes 92 directors and 15 returning AAIFF alums. The list of special presentation is highlighted below. For the full lineup, check out!


SNAKEHEAD – Opening Night Screening
Directed by Evan Jackson Leong – U.S. – English/Mandarin/Cantonese

Directed by Dante Basco – U.S./Philippines – English/Tagalog

LUMPIA WITH A VENGEANCE – Special Presentation
Directed by Patricio Ginelsa – U.S. – English/Tagalog

BLUE BAYOU – Closing Night Screening
Directed by Justin Chon – U.S. – English/Vietnamese

THE TERRORIZERS – Retrospective
Directed by Edward Yang – Taiwan – Mandarin/Taiwanese
This screening is co-presented by MUBI.

Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival (AAFF) has recognized and awarded over $13,500 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, and Queens College.

The Film Lab’s 2021 72 Hour Shootout TOP TEN: BE A HERO
Hosted by the Asian American Film Lab – U.S. – English
The 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition (the “Shootout”) is an annual global filmmaking competition celebrating diversity in front of and behind the camera.