The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is proudly known as “The First Home to Asian American Cinema.” Organized by Asian CineVision, it is the first and longest-running festival dedicated to showcasing the moving image work by media artists of Asian descent for and about the Asian diaspora experience.

The 44th festival is accepting submissions in a range of categories, including music videos and digital/web. TAP-NY members get an exclusive discount for submissions with code ‘3aRpdni‘ (no quotes) when submitting through AAIFF’s FilmFreeway.

This year’s festival will be a hybrid festival beginning August 11th, both online and offline in New York City. General rules for eligibility are as follows:

  • Have at least one person of Asian descent from any nationality in a key creative role (i.e., Director, Writer, Producer, DP, etc.)
  • Represent the Asian diaspora experience

For more information, eligibility details, and to submit, visit this link: https://filmfreeway.com/aaiff44.

The regular deadline for submissions is March 15th, and the late deadline is April 15th. 

If you have any questions, email Asian CineVision at [email protected].