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

8/23 AAIFF44 Award Winners

AAIFF44 announced the award winners of this year! The list of award winners is highlighted below. Check out our press release for the full list of award nominees and jurors. 

 

  • EMERGING DIRECTOR – NARRATIVE FEATURE  

TAIPEI SUICIDE STORY, dir. KEFF – Taiwan  

 

  • EMERGING DIRECTOR – DOCUMENTARY FEATURE  

FATHER, dir. Wei Deng – China  

 

  • EXCELLENCE IN SHORT FILMMAKING – NARRATIVE  

APART, TOGETHER, dir. Olivia Hang Zhou – USA 

 

  • EXCELLENCE IN SHORT FILMMAKING – DOCUMENTARY  

MAHALANG: A LOVE LETTER TO GUAM, dir. Elliot de Bruyn, Nathaniel Brown, Caili Quan – Guam  

 

  • EXCELLENCE IN CINEMATOGRAPHY – FEATURE  

BOOKMARK 14, Tatsuyuki Kozen, Kazuko Yonezawa – Japan  

TAIPEI SUICIDE STORY, Tzu-Hao Kao – Taiwan (Honorable Mention)

 

  • EXCELLENCE IN CINEMATOGRAPHY – SHORT  

LAST FERRY FROM GRASS LAND, Giorgos Valsamis – Hong Kong, USA  

 

  • EXCELLENCE IN EDITING – FEATURE  

THE KNOT, Vibhav Nigam – India  

 

  • EXCELLENCE IN EDITING – SHORT

FISHBOWL, Jacqueline Chan – USA  

 

  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN – FEATURE

MICKEY ON THE ROAD, Yu-Ting Weng – Taiwan  

 

  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN – SHORT

HELLO FROM TAIWAN, Shi Min Yong – USA, Taiwan 

 

  • EXCELLENCE IN SCREENWRITING – FEATURE

INBETWEEN GIRL, Mei Makino – USA 

 

  • EXCELLENCE IN SCREENWRITING – SHORT

APART, TOGETHER, Olivia Hang Zhou, Jess Kohs – USA 

 

  • FOR YOUTH BY YOUTH ONE TO WATCH  

THE GULL’S SHRIEK, Ava Ghahremanifar – Iran 

 

  • AUDIENCE CHOICE NARRATIVE FEATURE AWARD

AMERICANISH, dir. Iman Zawahry – USA

 

  • AUDIENCE CHOICE DOCUMENTARY FEATURE AWARD

A SEXPLANATION, dir. Alex Liu – USA, Canada 

 

  • AUDIENCE CHOICE SHORT FILM AWARD

THE NEGOTIATION, dir. Robert Joe – South Korea, USA