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Event: Asian American International Film Festival, NYC — August 3rd - 13th, 2022

Sponsored by Citi: Awarding of Asian CineVision Asian American Media Award

Time of events (may change, please check the day of the events):

Notes from the event's department to attendees:

*We request that all Festival goers wear a mask covering their nose and mouth during screenings and when not actively eating and drinking. For more information, please take a look at the AAIFF45 Community Agreement.*

Join us after the in-person screening of the AAIFF45 opening film, FREE CHOL SOO LEE, to witness the awarding of the Asian CineVision Asian American Media Award to Producer and Editor of FREE CHOL SOO LEE, Jean Tsien. The Award will be presented by renowned film director and screenwriter Sam Pollard.

Sam Pollard and Jean Tsien will take the stage following remarks from John Woo (Executive Director of Asian CineVision), Asia Society executives, Kayla Wong (Festival Director of Asian CineVision), and Julie Ha and Eugene Yi (directors of FREE CHOL SOO LEE).


Established in 1978 by Asian CineVision, the Asian American International Film Festival is the nation’s first and longest running festival of its kind and the premier showcase for the best independent Asian, Asian diaspora and Pacific Islander cinema. AAIFF is committed to film and media as a tool for social change and to supporting diversity and inclusion in the media arts.

Asian CineVision (ACV) is a 501(c)(3) media arts nonprofit devoted to the development, exhibition, promotion, and preservation of Asian and Asian American experiences through storytelling. Our mission is to nurture and grow the community of makers and enthusiasts of Asian and Asian American independent film, television, and digital.

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