Tuesday, August 25, 2020

43rd Asian American International Film Festival Goes Online on October 1-11

AUGUST 24, 2020, NEW YORK – The 43rd Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF43), presented by Asian CineVision, will take place online on October 1-11 at
https://www.aaiff.org/. The Limited Early Bird Gold Pass is currently on sale with limited quantity,
featuring priority admission to all screenings and exclusive virtual events with filmmakers and
industry professionals.

As a result of this unprecedented year, AAIFF43 will be the first edition to be hosted entirely
online to explore new and accessible ways to celebrate the power of cinema. As the first and
longest running Asian American film festival in the United States, AAIFF will continue its tradition
to serve as a platform to honor and support the community of Asian American and Pacific
Islander filmmakers and their stories.

The lineup of AAIFF43 will include 15+ feature films, special presentations, and 10+ shorts
blocks, which will be announced starting in early September. There will be 8 award categories,
with award winners receiving Final Draft software licenses. The festival will also include over 30
hours of livestream programming, 20+ Q&As, and 5+ panels and events. With Elevent as the
ticketing partner and Cinesend as the exhibition platform, audiences in the US and Canada will
be able to watch most of the titles on-demand with a 48-hour viewing window after they click
play right from their home. The panels, workshops, Q&As, and performances will be
livestreamed to the public on Facebook and Twitch.

Additionally, this year's festival will present a virtual Pop-Up Market, featuring curated products
from local and small businesses by Asian diaspora and BIPOC artisans impacted by COVID-19.
The Gold Pass grants priority admission to all AAIFF43 programs, access to exclusive VIP
virtual events, and discounted Gold Pass pricing for next year's festival. With a $150 value, the
Gold Pass is currently on sale for $80 with limited quantity at https://www.aaiff.org/.
Follow Asian CineVision on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/aaiff), Twitch
(https://www.twitch.tv/asiancinevision), and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/asiancinevision) to receive up-to-date news and view the
livestream programming.

About the Asian American International Film Festival
The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), presented by Asian CineVision, is the
first and longest running festival in the country devoted to films by and about Asians and Asian

About Asian CineVision
Asian CineVision (ACV) is a 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 lovers of independent diasporic
Asian film, television, and digital.

Thank You
The 43rd Asian American International Film Festival is made possible by support from the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Friends of ACV.

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