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.

Overall Rating
  • 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
  • Albert M. Chan

    They have built a great audience over the years, so most of the screenings this year were sold out. The formal, sit down Q&As after each screening are wonderful for filmmakers. Totally worth the trip!

    October 2017
  • Ed Moy

    Excellent festival. Nice venue. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. If your project has an Asian American focus or your an API filmmaker, I'd highly recommend this festival.

    October 2016
  • William Lu

    One of my favorite festivals!

    October 2016