Episodic/Digital Block

  • 90 minutes

    AAIFF’s inaugural showcase of some of the best, new webseries pilots created by Asian diaspora storytellers. We’ve dug through the glut of content to bring you some of the most adventurous, hilarious and relatable stories, reminding us that the internet can be good sometimes. Q&A to follow.

    This program includes the following shorts:

    At an international school in Hong Kong, a teenager attempts to prove herself a local, rejecting her so-called “westernized” friends and interests in the process.
    Jane Chow
    Hong Kong/USA, Narrative

    Sideways Smile is a comedic series about a young Asian-American woman beginning a journey of sexual discovery after reluctantly enrolling in a class on female sexuality and identity.
    Hang Nguyen
    USA, Narrative

    Mistress Yin, a Chinese American New York City Dominatrix, curates the fantasies of others and heals trauma with pain, while contending with the realities of immigrant family life. This is all based on a true story.
    Amanda Madden
    USA, Narrative

    Asian American Rebecca Lo posts a racist joke online that goes viral. She must not only face the wrath of the ENTIRE internet, but she must also examine her own beliefs and privileges - as a person of color, she thought she couldn't be racist.
    Elaine Loh
    USA, Narrative

    Four high functioning women of color navigate through love, career and the ever-changing Cannabis culture of the SF Bay Area.
    Nicole Maxali, Joslyn Rose Lyons
    USA, Narrative

    Radical Cram School is a six-episode, mostly unscripted web series created by performance artist and comedian Kristina Wong in collaboration with director Jenessa Joffe and producers Anna Michelle Wang and Theodore Chao. In the series, Kristina explores social justice topics with Asian American girls and non-binary kids ages 7-11.
    Kristina Wong, Jenessa Joffe
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About Asian American International Film Festival

Since 1978 the Asian American International Film Festival, produced by Asian CineVision, is the nation’s first and longest running festival of its kind and the premier showcase for the best Asian independent and Asian American cinema. AAIFF is committed to film and media as a tool for social change and to the support of diversity and inclusion in independent cinema and the Asian American media arts.