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
  • Jax Weiner

    As a first time filmmaker I needed a lot of hand-holding and Ellen was there for me every step of the way. And the digital team did a great job of cross-promoting on social media. A lot of my friends had difficulty figuring out how to purchase tickets, access the film and vote so those interfaces could be improved. But the community, encouragement and support were excellent. Thank you all!

    November 2021
  • Adrian Alarilla

    It was a pleasure and delight to be part of this year's Boston Asian American Film Festival! Their team was so awesome and their programming was really well made. I am proud to have been able to have the US premiere of my film at BAAFF! <3 Thank you so much to you all!

    November 2021
  • Joshua Wick

    Great festival! Communication was excellent and the films were so inspiring. Very honored to have our film, The Mark, included in this year's program.

    October 2021
  • reiko kondo

    Great Festival! The Festival team was amzing. We are very grateful!

    October 2021
  • 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