2015 CUNY Asian American
Film Festival

Date: Friday, May 29, 2015     Time: 6PM to 8PM

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



2015 Winners & Runner-ups

Fiction Film

  • Winner: Sunnyside
    Youngki Jin (City College of New York)
  • Runner-up: The Flip
    Sophia Chan (Baruch College)
  • Honorable Mention: Anemone
    Deukyun Hwang (Brooklyn College)
Documentary Film
  • Winner: Off the Farm
    Mauro Basa (Brooklyn College)
Experimental Film
  • Winner: The Swan of Tuonela
    Julie Zhu (Hunter College)


Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival (AAFF) has recognized and awarded over $9,700 in cash prizes to student filmmakers enrolled at the City University of New York, including City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Lehman College, College of Staten Island, and Queens College. The CUNY AAFF helps to promote the artistic visual talents and stimulate communication among CUNY students who are separated by the different campuses, and serve as a central location to display their creative works.

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 filmmakers.

Winner ($200) and runner-up ($100) prizes will be awarded for each of the following categories: Fiction | Documentary | Experimental

AAARI encourages all currently enrolled (or recently graduated in Spring/Fall 2014) CUNY undergraduate and graduate students, Asian and non-Asian, to participate in this great opportunity.




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2015 Film Festival

Festival Program

Festival Chairman
Ryoya Terao

Panel of Judges
Jerry Carlson
Russell C. Leong
Ryoya Terao
Theresa Loong

William Tam

Technical Assistance
Antony Wong
Zhu-Hui Wu

Festival Archive

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



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