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

AAIFF43 Full Lineup is Announced

Asian CineVision announces the full lineup for the 43rd Asian American International Film Festival, which in addition to the previously announced 17 feature films, includes 14 short film blocks and over 16 workshops, masterclasses, and special events.

Every day of the festival will feature over 3 hours of live-streamed panels, Q&As, and
performances, all accessible as pay-as-you-wish programs. Highlights include a conversation
with director Andrew Ahn and the cast of DRIVEWAYS, and a Filipino Filmmaker Roundtable to
kick-off Filipino American History Month. The festival also introduces a two-part conversational
series on the urgent issue of anti-racism in storytelling – Anti-Racism: Storytelling in
Education and Awareness and Online Activism Campaigns.

Two special events celebrating the various forms of storytelling make a return this year. Music
Night Out interweaves musical performances and our official music video selection to highlight
the collaboration of API musicians and filmmakers, while Comedy Night offers performances by
top API stand-up and sketch comedians.

Our nine jury prize award winners will be determined by a lineup of leading industry
professionals, including actor/producer Sung Kang (FAST AND FURIOUS), actress Rosalind
Chao (STAR TREK, MULAN), director/writer Jeff Chan (PLUS ONE), producer Karin Chien
(dGenerate Films), filmmaker Bao Nguyen (BE WATER), filmmaker PJ Raval (CALL HER
GANDA), editor Faroukh Virani (HUNTERS), actress and host Sherry Cola (GOOD TROUBLE),
actor/producer Vinny Chhibber (THE RED LINE), Third World Newsreel Executive Director and
filmmaker JT Takagi (AMERICAN MASTERS), Bravo Digital Media EVP Lisa Hsia,
director/producer Smriti Mundhra (INDIAN MATCHMAKING), Universal Kids coordinatorSam
Cheung, screenwriter Jay Vaida (THE HARDY BOYS), producer Cecilia Mejia (YELLOW
ROSE), filmmaker/visual artist Maggie Jung, Goldthread Editor Gavin Huang, actor/YouTuber
Mike Bow (THE MAZE RUNNER), writer/director Kevin Lau (WESTWORLD), actor Chase Tang
(JUPITER’S LEGACY), CAPE Executive Director Michelle Sugihara, musician Bohan Phoenix, rapper and activist Jason Chu, director Marie Jamora (FAMILY STYLE), and The Song




A Fighting Chance
Crush or Be Crushed: Love Stories
In The Moment
Lost & Found
Made in NY
Ones to Watch: Filmmakers Under 21
Parental Guidance
Special Delivery: Shorts that Spark Joy
Through Practice: Documentary Shorts
Truth and Realness: Queer Shorts
Uncharted Waters: VR & Digital Shorts