2011 CUNY Asian American Film Festival
Date: Friday, May 20, 2011
Time: 6PM to 8PM
Place: CUNY Graduate Center - Martin E. Segal Theatre
365 Fifth Avenue (Corner of 34th Street), Manhattan
Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival (AAFF) has recognized and awarded over $6,600 in cash prizes to student filmmakers enrolled at the City University of New York, including City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College, and the College of Staten Island. The CUNY AAFF helps to promote the artistic visual talents and stimulate communication among CUNY students who are separated by the different campuses spread across the five boroughs, and serve as a central location to display their creative works among colleagues involved in the same field of study and interest.
AAARI encourages all currently enrolled (or recently graduated in Fall 2009) CUNY undergraduate and graduate students, Asian and non-Asian, to participate in this great opportunity. Winner ($200) and runner-up ($100) prizes will be awarded for each of the following categories:
Fiction | Documentary | Experimental
On the evening of the Festival, all winners and runner-ups will remain anonymous until after a screening of selected films that have been reviewed by our distinguished panel of judges. Following the screening will be an award ceremony and Q&A session with the winners and runner-ups.
Guest Speaker: TBA
Winners* of the 8th Annual CUNY Asian American Film Festival will also have the exciting opportunity to have their films screened at the 34th Asian American International Film Festival, organized by Asian CineVision, taking place in August 2011.
* Winners may or may not include Honorable Mention recipients, depending on time limit imposed by Asian CineVision's Film Festival schedule.
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Person submitting must be a currently enrolled CUNY undergraduate or graduate Student, or recently graduated in Spring/Fall 2010. (Copy of CUNY College ID and current semester's class schedule is required.)
Film must satisfy any one of the following criteria:
Production involving at least one Asian personnel
- Director, Producer, Writer
Themes dealing with the Asian American / Asian Diaspora
- Cultural, Familial, Social, Political
Entry must be received no later than 5PM on Friday, April 29, 2011. Anything received afterwards will not be accepted.
Submitter must be available to attend the Festival on Friday, May 20, 2011. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
All submission must meet the following requirements:
Submission must be in Mini-DV tape and DVD in SP mode.
Film length is limited to: (We reserve the rights to reject the screening of film due to length.)
- 30 minutes for Documentary
- 20 minutes for Fiction
- 10 minutes for Experimental
Submission must include the following title slates:
1) 5 second Black Video
2) "2010 CUNY Asian American Film Festival", title of film, category, and running time
Must include credits of all persons working on the project.
Limit of one entry per person. All entries must be accompanied by the entry form. Missing material will result in disqualification.