2012 CUNY Asian American
Film Festival

Date: Friday, May 25, 2012 | Time: 6PM to 8PM

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



2012 Winners & Runner-ups

Fiction Film

  • Winner: Rendezvous Point - Raymond Guarnieri (City College)
    A Korean and US soldier bond while ambushed in the woods during a Korean War set in the near future. 
  • Runner-up: Romance of the Dead - Girard Tecson (Hunter College)
    A tragic tale of two zombies who fall for one another.
  • Runner-up: Man of the House - Yosuke Hosoi (City College)
    With his father away in Japan during the earthquake and tsunami disaster, a young boy ventures out by himself for the first time to buy his grandmother a birthday cake. 
Documentary Film
  • Winner: The Rings Puzzle - Jiayi Wang (Brooklyn College)
    Story on the origins of ancient Chinese ring puzzles and one of the few ring puzzle makers left in China. 
  • Runner-up: Nelson - Iva Radivojevic (Hunter College)
    Ik Nam Cho (Nelson), a senior citizen working behind the counter of a deli, discusses his past as a soldier and racial tensions.
Experimental Film
  • Winner: Absolute Standards - Eun Kim (Brooklyn College)
    A group of disabled youth in Queens live their lives just like normal people do, and practice the violin for their upcoming concert.  
  • Runner-up: Nadir - Jessica Rowshandel (Hunter College)
    Stop-motion animation with over 200 graphite and charcoal drawings used to explore the feelings of obliteration associated with anxiety and depression.  


Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival (AAFF) has recognized and awarded over $7,200 in cash prizes to student filmmakers enrolled at the City University of New York, including City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College, and the College of Staten Island. The CUNY AAFF helps 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 and interest.

On the evening of the Festival, all winners and runner-ups will remain anonymous until after a screening of selected films that have been reviewed by our distinguished panel of judges. Following the screening will be an award ceremony and Q&A session with the winners and runner-ups.

Winners* of the 9th Annual CUNY Asian American Film Festival will also have the exciting opportunity to have their films screened at the 35th Asian American International Film Festival, organized by Asian CineVision, taking place July 2012.

* Winners may or may not include Honorable Mention recipients, depending on time limit imposed by Asian CineVision's Film Festival schedule.




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2012 Film Festival

Festival Program

Festival Chairman
Vinit Parmar

Panel of Judges
John Acosta
Yunah Hong
David Hou
Russell Leong
Herman Lew
Theresa Loong
Leslie McCleave
Ryoya Terao

Asian CineVision

William Tam

Technical Assistance
Antony Wong
Zhu-Hui Wu

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