The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) empowers Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American 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
  • Alex Chu

    Susan and her team did an amazing job with the festival!!!

    November 2018
  • Teja Arboleda

    I'm very proud to be a part of BAAFF - as a filmmaker and social activist, there is no other organization I would be happier to be associated with with respect to Asian American storytelling. The events are always a powerful reminder of how strong we all are when we work and celebrate as a community.

    November 2018
  • James Lee

    BAAFF is a great festival for Asian centric filmmakers. The festival takes place over 10 days so there is plenty of time to catch other films and to mingle. They have great venues like the Brattle Theater and The Paramount in Downtown Boston.

    They are well organized and really treat you like family. I got to meet so many wonderful people from the Boston community. We even posed for photos with Rosalind Chao from the Joy Luck Club on the first night. Being at BAAFF was such an honor and seeing our film "The Most Interesting Man in Show Business" screen to a packed theater was quite the experience.

    October 2018
  • Brian Yang

    BAAFF is so well oiled, I have to believe even if it was a 2 week long festival, it would still be efficiently run. The people who work on the festival are 2 steps ahead of everything which is exactly where you, as a filmmaker, want festival people to be. Well run, great programming, I salute you BAAFF!

    November 2017
  • Peter Trinh

    I was honored to have my documentary "Other" world premiere at the 2017 BAAFF. The BAAFF staff truly cares about the festival and makes all their filmmakers feel like VIP. I flew out from Seattle and am truly glad I did, it was worth it. Q&A was handled well, and post screening networking and interviews were really fun. I look forward to submitting my future films to BAAFF again!

    November 2017