Date: Monday, June 2, 2008 | Time: 6PM to 8PM

Place: CUNY Graduate Center - Martin E. Segal Theatre
365 Fifth Avenue (Corner of 34th Street), Manhattan


2008 Winners & Runner-ups

Fiction Film

  • Winner: 1.5 - Dong Sik Yun  (Brooklyn College)

  • Honorable Mention: Making a Good Life - Akane Suzuki (City College)

Documentary Film

  • Winner: Something Invisible - Ryuichi Hiraishi (Brooklyn College)

  • Runner-up: Dance of Life - Lin Purwanti (City College)

Experimental Film

  • Winner: Falling - Ariana G. Martohardjon (City College)

  • Runner-up: Tides - Linda Brieda (Brooklyn College)


Since its debut in 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival has awarded over $4,000 in cash prizes to 20 students enrolled at CUNY colleges including City, Brooklyn, Hunter, and Staten Island. The Festival was created to promote the artistic visual talents and stimulate communication among CUNY students who are separated by the different campuses spread across the five boroughs, and serve as a central location to display their creative works among colleagues involved in the same field of study.

With your help, we hope to make our 5th Annual CUNY Asian American Film Festival even bigger and better than previous years. AAARI encourages all CUNY undergraduate and graduate students to participate in this great opportunity, both Asian and non-Asian.

Winner and runner-up prizes will be awarded for each of the following categories:

  • Fiction

  • Documentary

  • Experimental

All winners and runner-ups will remain anonymous until after a screening of selected films that have met certain judging criteria. Following the screening will be an award ceremony and Q&A session with the winners and runner-ups.

Guest Speaker: Ryoya Terao, Film, Brooklyn College/CUNY







2008 Film Festival

Festival Program

Festival Chairman
Vinit Parmar

Panel of Judges
John Acosta
Amy Herzog
Yunah Hong
Herman Lew
Dan Matas
Vinit Parmar
Shanti Thakur

William Tam

Technical Assistance
Antony Wong

Festival Archive

2017 | 2016 | 2015 |
2014 | 2013 | 2012 |
2011 | 2010 | 2009 |
2008 | 2007 | 2006 |
2005 | 2004



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