Asian CineVision (ACV) announced the short films selected to screen at the 33rd Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF10). The line up consists of a total of 71 short films that have been divided into 10 presentations. The short films admitted to this year’s festival showcase the latest works by filmmakers of Asian descent as well as films that explore themes and issues prevalent to the Asian community. The selection includes two International Premieres, one U.S. premiere, four East Coast premieres, and five New York premieres. Tani Ikeda’s Turn of Harvest, which will be making its World Premiere at the AAIFF10, is one of the seven short films up for the Excellence in Short Filmmaking Award.
“We have received an especially strong group of submissions this year that explore a range of genres including comedy, science fiction, and documentary,” says Martha Tien, the AAIFF10 Program Manager. “This year’s festival also consists of three unique short film programs which pay tribute to their respective countries in the manner of New York, I Love You and Paris J’Taime. Two of the programs are composed of films entirely from Taiwan and one is comprised of films from Malaysia.” The two short film programs from Taiwan, Eye on Taiwan and Taipei 24 H, are part of a special joint presentation on New Taiwanese Cinema between ACV and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO).
In addition to its international titles, the AAIFF10 short film programs also draws from a very strong pool of local filmmakers, including J.P. Chan’s Empire Corner and Greg Pak’s Mister Green. A special youth program will also feature the works of filmmakers under the age of 21. The AAIFF10 will run July 15 through July 24 in New York City. Short films will screen at various venues including Chelsea Clearview Cinema, the Quad Cinema, and the Museum of Chinese America. The full short film program line-up is as follows. More details can also be found on the festival website www.aaiff.org/2010