17 Asian American Film Festivals

17 Asian American Film Festivals


  1. DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival – Focuses on promoting AANHPI artistic development, representation, and community building. The festival has been running for over 20 years and takes place in Washington, D.C. Visit the festival page

  2. DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon – This festival celebrates independent films that offer authentic AANHPI voices and stories, highlighting social justice themes. It is held annually in Oregon. Learn more about DisOrient

  3. CAAMFest – Formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, CAAMFest is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the US, showcasing Asian American and Asian film, music, and food. Explore CAAMFest

  4. Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival – This festival presents films and media that reflect the lives and experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Visit the festival site

  5. Seattle Asian American Film Festival – Held annually in Seattle, this festival showcases films by and about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Check out Seattle AAF

  6. Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival – Celebrates and elevates the Asian American experience through cinema, providing a cultural representation across a broad spectrum of media. More on PAAFF

  7. San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival – Presents films from South Asia and its diaspora. Known for showcasing compelling and innovative narratives. Learn more

  8. Vancouver Asian Film Festival – One of the oldest Asian film festivals in Canada, it promotes the appreciation of Asian cinema. Visit VAFF

  9. Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival – This Canadian festival showcases a wide variety of Asian cinema, including East, South, and Southeast Asian films. Explore Reel Asian

  10. Boston Asian American Film Festival – Empowers Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston community. More on BAAFF

  11. San Diego Asian Film Festival – One of the largest exhibitions of Asian cinema in North America. Hosted by Pacific Arts Movement, it features both Asian and Asian American films. Visit SDAFF

  12. Viet Film Fest – Showcases the best in Vietnamese cinema and provides a platform for Vietnamese voices in film. Held in Orange County, home to the largest Vietnamese population outside Vietnam. Learn more

  13. Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY) – Dedicated to presenting stories by Korean and Korean American filmmakers. Explore KAFFNY

  14. Asian American Showcase – Hosted by the Foundation for Asian American Independent Media (FAAIM) in Chicago, focuses on celebrating Asian American artistic achievements. Check it out

  15. Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival – Aims to foster understanding of the experiences of Asian Pacific Islanders through films curated from around the globe. More on SAPFF

  16. Asian Film Festival of Dallas – Celebrates Asian and Asian American culture by screening films annually from Asia and the Asian diaspora. Visit AFFD

  17. Hawaii International Film Festival – Known for its unique blend of Asian, Pacific, and Hawaiian cinema, HIFF offers a rich variety of films from around the world, held in Honolulu. Visit HIFF



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