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AIFF's new Asian cinema.

The 27th edition of the Asian American International Film Festival (AIFF) received sponsorship from HBO and Time Warner, which allowed for Asian American filmmakets to pitch their films. More than 40 features, docs, videos and works-in-progress were screened at New York's Asia Society and nearby ImaginAsian theater last July, with part of the show touring the U.S. afterwards.

"We hope that the Asian American Film Festival achieved its goals of attracting a new audience," commented Festival Director Diana Lee.

According to a Festival spokesperson, budget restraints required journalists and directors to pay to screen some films and attend the events. The Festival opened with commercial thriller Goddess of Mercy by Hong Kong director Ann Hui and closed with Bollywood blockbuster Tomorrow Never Comes by Nikhil Advani.

Documentaries and shorts bridging East to West included Lest We Forget by Jason DaSilva, about the parallels of the treatment of detainees post-9/11 and the treatment of Japanese-American internees during WWII, and Prashant Bhargava's Sangam, which explores Indian immigrant relationships. (Janet Fine)
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Title Annotation:World; Asian American International Film Festival
Publication:Video Age International
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Date:Oct 1, 2004
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