Asians on Film started as something small in 2010 as a way to promote Asian American minorities in Hollywood and break down stereotypes and create more representation in film and TV.
As the audience grew, so did AOF. Before long, we expanded into providing free services in support of talent and events that matched our mission:
Asians on Film is devoted to arts & entertainment with a primary focus in providing recognition to the talent of Asian/Pacific Islanders who are minorities in the film industry either as talents, filmmakers and/or those who work in other aspects of filmmaking.
In 2012, AOF started a short film festival in Los Angeles designed differently from all other festivals and with judges actually kept from the public to ensure as much fairness as possible in the process. Programming was done based on weighted average of the judges. All of this was due to the under-representation of Asian Americans at film festivals, and as a short film festival, specifically to focus attention on new and emerging talent.
The festival now in it’s fourth year has grown dramatically with over 300 submissions last year and 17 festival awards. The festival has also expanded to include special screenings of “Best of Fest” throughout the year in other cities with a goal of having screenings in Asia and Europe in 2016.
ありがとうございました to AOFF for your hospitality and for the opportunity to showcase our film in your wonderful festival. We always felt welcomed and absolutely loved the congenial atmosphere.
We are very proud and honored by Akiko Shima’s Best Supporting Actress win as well as Naoyuki Ikeda’s Best Supporting Actor nomination.
Our short film will play as part of the “Shorts Internationale – 12 Non-Discriminating Shorts For Discriminating Tastes” program. Please share the great news and go check out the festival if you’re in the neighborhood.
We are grateful and proud to have another opportunity to share our story.
We live in an age of privilege. It’s very easy to take even the simplest luxuries for granted.
Most people work hard to make any kind of living at jobs that wouldn’t be their first, second, or last choice. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do and not what you like do. (i.e. Being an adult)
Indie Night now has a new location. We’ve been at the TCL Chinese Theater for about a year and wanted to have our very own home! ***Please notify your cast, crew, and guests and also note the new time is 3:00p-7:00p***
Downtown Independent Cinema 251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Saturdays 3:00pm-7:00pm
There is no cover for the event but there is a 2 item minimum at the door. This includes either 1 Non-alcoholic beverage and 1 popcorn for $14 OR 1 Alcoholic beverage and 1 popcorn for $18.
American Hikikomori is an official selection of the 2015 15th Annual DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival!! http://www.apafilm.org
American Hikikomori will be shown as part of the “Shorts Program: We Are The Choices We Make” starting at 6:00pm on Saturday April 18, 2015. The program will be held at US Navy Memorial Burke Theatre located at 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004
If you’re in the DC or Baltimore area head on over and check it out!