The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers Asian American & Pacific Islanders through film by showcasing AAPI experiences and serving as a resource to filmmakers and the Greater Boston Community. BAAFF is a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop.

Audience Award

(1) Films must have been completed within 5 years.
(2) Submissions can be of any of the following: narratives, dramas, comedies, shorts, documentaries, animations, music videos and experimental films.

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Overall Rating
  • What a wonderful festival to be a part of! In this challenging year, they still managed to recreate some of the festival atmosphere by organizing virtual Q&As, networking, and even a BAAFF trivia night. There was a warm sense of community even with us all scattered around the country. I feel like I got to know the organizers and some of the other filmmakers - I can only imagine how fun it would've been in person! Thanks for everything!

    March 2021
  • James Shih

    Kind, friendly staff, and a fun experience even in this pandemic year! Felt that BAAFF was able to adapt well and created some interesting talks and spaces for filmmakers to share their films and interact with each other. Communication about interview times for films could've been better (I guess part of the pandemic growing pains). But they eventually made it work and were super helpful with questions. For some films they posted BAAFF viewers reviews and the insight I received from mine (Ahma & Alan) was very insightful. Really hope to visit in person in the future. Thanks!

    December 2020
  • Danielle Ayow

    Susan Chinsen is wonderful. She really takes the time to get to know the filmmakers and figure out the best way to promote your work. I had a great experience with BAAFF!

    November 2020
  • Memie Osuga

    My experiences with BAAFF have been overwhelmingly positive - wonderful festival staff and a real treat when it comes to the programming! BAAFF was wonderful both in person and virtual!

    November 2020
  • Eddie Shieh

    A really well executed and organized festival. My first time screening and although most everything is online this year, their communication and updates were very impressive. I hope to be back soon and in person. Thanks again,

    November 2020