WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING THIS SUMMER?
Are you looking for that Summer in The City experience? Asian CineVision (ACV) is seeking spring and summer interns to help organize the 39th Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) in New York City. AAIFF16 is scheduled for July 21 – 30, 2016.
Do you want to be part of a vibrant APA media arts activist community and contribute in organizing the first and longest running APIA film festival of its kind in the U.S? Yes, you do. Here are the available positions and qualifications:
Program Coordinator & Print Traffic Coordinator
Facilitate the process of all film-related programming, including tracking submissions and prints. Serve as liaison for accredited filmmakers, industry, and guests of the film festival.
AAIFF16 public relations, both off and online promotion. Background in film marketing not necessary but who doesn’t love movies? Social media platform interoperability with excellent writing skills is a must.
Help manage and regularly update the ACV AND Festival websites. Work closely with Festival leadership on various levels of production. BIG PLUSES: graphic/UX design background, knowledge of Adobe Suite, HTML.
Help to coordinate and execute digital production of Festival programs and special events. Coordinate logistics with sites, vendors, and sponsors. Assist with day-to-day office operations.
Tech Production Associate
Assist with tech support ranging from digitizing, DVD/blu-ray disc burning, on-line up and downloading, some editing. Experience with Final Cut Pro or other non-linear editing platform and/or Photoshop a BIG plus but will train on job.
Responsible for maintaining and establishing relationships with various community organizations, universities, schools, and clubs for special/promotional events.
Responsible for the accreditation of all filmmakers, industry and guests of film festival. Arrange all hotel and flight accommodations for filmmakers/guests as deemed necessary. Edit and update the filmmaker/industry packet.
Special Events Coordinator
Research, plan and organize festival receptions, and after parties.
Recruit, train, manage volunteer staff throughout AAIFF16.
ACV Archival Intern
Help digitize and organize ACV’s original Asian American media arts collection. No experience necessary. Will train on job.
– Students with a genuine interest in the arts, community building, humanities, and/or film
– Detail-oriented with a keen sense of organization
– Ability to work independently AND as part of a team
– Familiarity with Mac platforms, social networking applications, video streaming applications, and Microsoft Office suite
– Able to commit 15-20 hours a week
– BIG PLUSES: Knowledge of film/video formats and handling; fluency in Asian languages; familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress platform, and proficiency in HTML/CSS/PHP.
Internships are unpaid but come with travel reimbursement and university credit (if applicable). To apply, email your resume and kick-ass cover letter to Haisong Li at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please state your availability, earliest start date, and for which position you are applying. For more information about AAIFF, go to the ACV website here or contact email@example.com. Wait, there’s more:
VOLUNTEER FOR AAIFF16
Round out your Summer in The City experience: become an AAIFF16 volunteer. Send an e-mail expressing your interest in volunteering for AAIFF16 to: firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to leave your name, daytime phone number, e-mail address, availability and areas of interest. The volunteer coordinators will contact you as soon as possible.
AABANY is pleased once again to be a Community Partner for the Asian American International Festival (AAIFF). As such all our members get 25% off online ticket orders by using promo code aabnyaaiff15. (That’s AABNY – AABANY without the third A!)
You might be interested in seeing Everything Before Us and attending the Closing Night Awards Ceremony on August 1:
Everything Before Us takes place in the near future when all romantic relationships are overseen by the D.E.I (The Department Of Emotional Integrity). By assigning everyone a “Relationship Score,” this system is meant to promote responsibility, happiness, and order within the chaotic process we know as falling in love. Born from the realization that scores tend to pivot our decisions today, EVERYTHING BEFORE US is a playful response to our world run by systems and ratings. With a focus on two couples, Wong Fu Productions foreshadows our possible future if such an institution were to exist.
When Ben reconnects with his ex-girlfriend, Sara, to fix his damaged score, they’re forced to reconcile their past. While it seems as though one chapter of their lives has officially ended, their reunion turns out to be the beginning of many more as they must choose to either comply with the rules of the D.E.I or reject it all for the sake of love. Seth and Haley, recent high school graduates, are in their first registered relationship together. With bright eyes and innocent hearts, they experience the challenge of not only being each other’s first loves, but also each other’s first heartbreaks.
The AAIFF 2015 Award Ceremony will precede the screening of Everything Before Us at the Museum of the Moving Image. The Closing Night Reception will take place immediately after the film. For more information about the movie, click here. To purchase tickets, click here.
Please support AAIFF and Asian Americans in the arts, film and entertainment industries who are creating works about Asians and Asian Americans! Help us spread the word.
Watch “Someone Else” at CineVision’s 38th Annual Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF)!
A tale of two Korean American cousins. A shy young law student, hungry
for a more vivid, risk-taking existence, visits his playboy cousin in
New York City. In his quest to emulate his cousin, the law student sheds
his old identity and takes a leap into the unknown, where risk,
adventure, and a chance at love await.
“Someone Else” will be shown on July 24 at 9 pm at Village East Cinema.
AABANY members can get a 25% discount on online ticket orders by using PROMO CODE: aabanyaaiff15. ***
Dates for AAIFF: July 23-August 1.
Locations: Screenings will be held at Cinema Village East (181-189 2nd Avenue),
Asia Society (725 Park Avenue), Museum of Chinese in America (215 Centre
Street), Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave, Astoria), and
Flushing Town Hall (13735 Northern Boulevard, Flushing).
Click HERE for more information.
*** If this offer code doesn’t work, try offer code: aabnyaaiff15
Join the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund on
Sunday, July 26 at the 2015 Asian American International Film Festival for a screening of:
Director Stephen T. Maing | 23 mins
A brilliant intelligence analyst, Stephen Kim, is unfairly prosecuted under the Espionage Act and must prepare to go to prison.
Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 12:30PM
Village East Cinema
181-189 Second Avenue
(between 11th & 12th Street)
Other short films in the MADE IN NYC SHORTS program:
- The Flip
Director Chung Lam | 22 mins
- Split End
Director Eddie Shieh | 6 mins
- Almost Tibetan
Director João Inada | 15 mins
- Lao Wong
Director Ming Zeng | 15 mins
- Pipe Dream
Director Yudho Aditya | 18 mins
Discounted tickets for AALDEF friends are $11.25 + processing fee.
Promo code: AALDEFaaiff15.
Tickets are non-refundable. Purchase tickets HERE.
The film festival runs from July 23 – August 1.
Check out the entire schedule at http://aaiff.org/2015/.