The Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) promotes Asian and Asian American cultures and experiences through the media arts by showcasing top quality cinema and supporting the creative talents of Asian American artists.

Jury Award for Narrative Short : $250
Jury Award for Documentary Short : $250

The Austin Asian American Film Festival seeks to screen films that meet any of the following criteria:

-Films written, directed, and/or produced by Asian or Asian-American filmmakers, made inside or outside the United States

-Films featuring Asian or Asian-American actors or subjects

-Films that engage with the lives and experiences of Asian or Asian-American people and communities, inside or outside Asia.

For these purposes, Asia should be defined broadly-- including the countries of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and Western Asia. Our 2019 festival included work from the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, India, Vietnam, and China.

The 12th Austin Asian American Film Festival will be held from June 11th through June 14th, 2020. All final works must be completed and shipped at least one month prior to the screening date. This contract is binding and you will be held responsible for the information in your submission.

Overall Rating
  • Kim Tran

    AAAFF is an amazing fest with an amazing team of kind and passionate people. We had to go virtual this year and they set up cool events and interviews and I felt well taken care of. Thank you AAAFF team!

    June 2020
  • Anthony Newen

    Great festival! The community is very kind and welcoming to you and your film.

    June 2020
  • Nelson Chak Hei Ng

    Was a shame this year's short film festival had to go digital due to covid19, nonetheless AAAFF handled the whole thing professionally and made the online event smooth as it can be! Thank you AAAFF for having us!

    June 2020
  • Lydia Tanji

    Thank you all at AAAFF! Everyone was welcoming, passionate about film, and managed to smoothly transition to an online festival. Communication was prompt and clear; diverse programming and opportunities to network are also highlights.

    June 2020
  • Laura Asherman

    We are so grateful the the AAAFF for including our documentary in their festival. The overall quality of the films was exceptional and the staff/volunteers treated us like VIP the whole weekend. Can't wait to come back!

    June 2019