Film Festivals in New York to Check Out This Summer
New York City is always the place to be on the East coast when it comes to fashion, art, and culture. For those interested in the Asian Film industry, New York City gives even more reason to visit this summer with multiple film events coming up.
New York Asian Film Festival
The 14th annual New York Asian Film Festival kicked off on Friday, June 26th and will continue until July 11th. This festival, hosted by Subway Cinema and Film Society Lincoln Center, will feature over 50 films from Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea, and Southeast Asia, including multiple premieres. There is also a star-studded guest line-up including Aaron Kwok, Jamie Chung, and Shota Sometami, so this is not an event fans will want to miss.
JAPAN CUTS 2015
The Japan Society will be kicking off its 9th annual Japanese film festival this summer. The Japanese film festivities with 29 feature films will run over 10 days from July 9th to July 19th. There will also be many special guests that participated in at least one of the feature film that will be present to talk about the film that they participated in. The line-up includes actress Sakura Ando (100 Yen Love, Asleep), Director and Screenwriter Haruhiko Arai (This Country’s Sky, Undulant Fever), Director Yuki Tanada (Round Trip Heart), and many more.
Opening Film: HIBI ROCK: Puke Afro and the Pop Star
Centerpiece Presentation: Asleep & 100 Yen Love
Closing Film: Sanchu Uprising: Voices at Dawn
Annual Asian American International Film Festival
The Annual Asian American International Film Festival won’t get started until the heat of the summer, running from July 23rd to August 1st. Unlike the other two film festivals, this festival will not only be showcasing a number feature films, but will also present a number of documentaries, narratives from master storytellers, special events, and panels. The events’ schedule can be found [HERE]. The tickets for events that require a ticket are available for purchase through the same link. Tickets will be $14 for the general public and $12 for students with a valid ID and senior citizens.
The festival will close with the New York theatrical premiere of Wong Fu Productions’ first feature film, Everything Before Us