Dallas readies for the South’s largest showcase of Asian and Asian-American cinema.
The 17th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD), presented by Well Go USA Entertainment, kicks off July 19th with the first screening at the Angelika Film Center Mockingbird Station (5421 E. Mockingbird Lane) and a poolside Opening Night Party at the Belmont Hotel (901 Fort Worth Avenue).
AFFD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting emerging and established Asian and Asian-American filmmakers and sharing the rich diversity of Asian culture through the medium of cinema.
Since its creation in 2002, the annual film festival has grown to become the South’s largest showcase of Asian and Asian-American cinema. Over the past 16 years, the festival has provided opportunities for nearly 600 Asian and Asian-American filmmakers and documentarians to share their vision, often providing the only venue for their films to be shown in Dallas.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
AFFD BY THE NUMBERS
• 66 film screenings throughout the festival
• 31 feature film screenings from 10 different genres
• 6 shorts blocks, including local students’ shorts
• 11 countries represented
• 7 North American premieres
• 8 Southwest premieres
• 1 Texas premiere
• 6 filmmakers expected to be in attendance
AFFD runs thru July 26, with all screenings taking place at the Angelika Film Center Mockingbird Station (5421 E. Mockingbird Lane). For more information about AFFD or to purchase passes and tickets, visit www.asianfilmdallas.com.