´╗┐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.

Any additional concerns, please email us at baaff.programming@aarw.org

Overall Rating
  • Christina YR Lim

    BAAFF was such an amazing experience! Though we couldn't attend the festival, they went above and beyond to allow us to participate from afar - including a zoom Q&A for our screening. It is so clear that the festival is truly caring about its filmmakers and I highly recommend submitting!

    October 2023
  • Golden Delicious Film

    We were thrilled to participate in the Boston Asian American Festival with our feature film. Although we were not able to attend in person they organized a zoom Q&A which went very well. The festival is well run with prompt and professional communication, we will definitely submit future work and hope to be able to attend in person next time.

    November 2022
  • 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