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A new film festival in Austin

A new film festival in Austin

This year marks the first appearance of the Austin Asian American Film Festival. From the fest’s site:

“After years of hard work, the Austin Asian American Film Foundation has arrived. Our unique foundation promises to bring the best in Asian and Asian American cinema to Austin. Texas may seem like an odd location for an Asian film foundation, but we are the fastest growing minority in an already lively and vibrant Asian community. We are supported by the University of Texas, Austin Film Society and many Asian organization. This October we are proud to present:

The 1st Annual Austin Asian American Film Festival will be held on October 9-12th, 2008. Our four day event will have exciting screenings, thought provoking panels, great parties and many filmmakers in attendance.

This year we are proud to announce our festival will be held at the Alamo Drafthouse. Recently voted “Best Theatre in America”, the Alamo takes our festival to the next level!”

I have a perhaps a difficult question re: ethnicity focused film festivals (are they still needed? are mainstream/regular/non-ethnicity-specific festivals not programming enough movies by and about non-“white” people in America? or are there other important reasons for creating ethnicity focused film fests?); maybe I can ask someone from AAAFF about it at some point in the near future.

But aside from that, congrats AAAFF, another place for filmmakers to show their stuff. And in Austin, a city that I hear good things about.

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After years of hard work, the Austin Asian American Film Foundation has arrived. Our unique foundation promises to bring the best in Asian and Asian American cinema to Austin. Texas may seem like an odd location for an Asian film foundation, but we are the fastest growing minority in an already lively and vibrant Asian community. We are supported by the University of Texas, Austin Film Society and many Asian organization. This October we are proud to present:

The 1st Annual Austin Asian American FIlm Festival will be held on October 9-12th, 2008. Our four day event will have exciting screenings, thought provoking panels, great parties and many filmmakers in attendance.

This year we are proud to announce our festival will be held at the Alamo Drafthouse. Recently voted “Best Theatre in America”, the Alamo takes our festival to the next level!

Enter YOU! We are seeking fresh and passionate filmmakers, from all around the globe to showcase their films. Our prestigious programming team are excited to review your submissions.

Submissions will be accepted in the following categories:

* Narrative Feature

* Narrative Short

* Documentary Feature

* Documentary Short

* Student Film (must send a copy of student ID)

* Multimedia and/or Interactive Film

The early submission date is May 30, 2008. The cost is $20 per Feature and $15 per Short/Student/Multimedia/Interactive.

The Final submission date is July 25, 2008. The cost is $25 per feature and $20 per Short/Student/Multimedia/Interactive.

If you submit through Withoutabox with an upgraded project, you get a $5 discount!

Good luck and we are excited to see your film!

For more information or inquiries, please send an email to submission@aaaff.org.

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This entry was posted on May 29, 2008 by in FILM FESTS.
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