The NYC American Asian Latino Film Festival was established to provide a thriving platform for the creative vision of today's emerging artists from all ethnicities. The film festival is a chance for filmmakers to heighten their professional presence by showcasing their visual creations to an influential audience, gaining critical media exposure while firming up industry relationships.

The NYC American Asian Latino Film Festival will be an exhibit of personal stories and original ideas that honors traditional forms of storytelling and inspiring, not only new, but experienced filmmakers from New York City and around the world to produce and submit their new state-of-the-art film excerpts. Our Festival also participates in the music video screening art form, a new edition to the Film Festival business model.

The NYC American Asian Latino Film Festival invites you to get involved in the grand opening of 2019. We are now accepting feature-length movies, short films, documentary, music videos, TV series, Web Series, Youtube Series, Theatre plays, and Special Stars with Disabilities from specialists and amateurs. The event will include daily broadcasts, critic panels, host social events and other diverse interacting opportunities for everyone involved.

Notable industry affiliates from all walks of the film business will be present. Distributors, media, producers, screen writers, casting agents and more will fill the grand opening with a professional presence. We invite filmmakers from all around the world to experience the attractions of NYC, known for its creative talent and diverse community.

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  • Jackie Dallas

    I really wish I had been able to make this festival. After getting notification that my film had been accepted, I had made flight and hotel plans for myself and co-filmmaker to attend this festival on my screening dates in NYC from California. FIVE DAYS before the festival, Candace emailed me to say that the festival had been rescheduled for less dates and my film was going to shown earlier, on days that I would NOT be there and by then I was unable to rearrange me schedule to attend and the both of our flight and hotel reservations were non-refundable. Initially, she had responded with an apology and offer to reimburse us for our travel expenses which is VERY much appreciated. As indie artists, we are ecstatic to attend our screenings, but they can be quite expensive and I don't know about you, but I have to make conscious personal budgeting decisions to attend them. She requested and we provided copies of our receipts AND bank statement charges. I've attempted to follow up every two weeks, and for the last month and a half, she has completely ignored and not responded to any of my emails. I understand that a first year festival is going to have growing pains and booking travel is at my own risk, but I just feel very frustrated about how it all went down and for her to promise something that is not being delivered, then choosing to suddenly cease communications. Hopefully second year participants will not have to deal with such expensive last minute changes in plans for themselves AND their fellow filmmakers.

    August 2019
  • Wayne Keeley

    This festival was a GREAT EXPERIENCE! It was everything the promoters said it would be and more. Made some valuable contacts. We were thrilled to have our film Kissy Cousins Monster Babies and Morphing Elvis screened and be a part of it!

    June 2019
  • Amir Zargara

    super happy to have been a part of this festival, much love :)

    June 2019
  • Eric Weber

    This is a great festival. The organizers are friendly down to earth, and communicated with me very well. A definite must for any filmmaker who is just beginning.

    June 2019
  • Zlila Helman

    Thank you for believing in my vision and giving me the opportunity to be part of this great festival with 2 of my short doc. " Searching for the Meaning of life" and " We have a dream...." and thus you provided a creative space and environment for filmmakers who can exchange ideas and share their vision with people allover the world... keep doing your mission because it is all about people who make the difference...and you succeed in doing it.

    June 2019