Asian Cinevision/Asian American International Film Festival National Tour

Sharing an announcement from our friends at Asian Cinevision/AAIFF:

Last year the Asian American International Film Festival’s (2012) National Festival Tour was a success featuring the creative work of new, young artists from Asian and Asian American communities. As the only traveling festival of its kind in the US, the National Festival Tour rents out a selection of features and shorts for a one-time public or private screening, from which any revenue made is paid directly to the filmmakers and artists. This is a great way to enjoy a fresh and different perspective on the state of filmmaking, while having the opportunity to support the arts and to cultivate young artists.

This year’s 2012/2013 programs include 8 feature-length films and 5 shorts programs representing over seven countries (Australia, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Vietnam).

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Asian CineVision Internship Summer 2013

AAIFF13_Call For Interns

At Asian CineVision, we are currently looking for dedicated people to join the team and organize the 36th Annual Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF). Started in 1978, AAIFF is the first and longest running Asian American film festival in the United States, and we showcase some of the best independent art-house cinema. This summer, we are seeking enthusiastic cinephiles to join our progressive community of organizers, artists, and filmmakers.

Community Outreach Coordinator

  • Network and build relationships with existing and new community organizations
  • Outreach to student and community organizations by creating unique program campaigns
  • Coordinate ticket sales with community and student organizations
  • Invite and follow-up with political figures to attend the festival

Technical Production Coordinator

  • Coordinate logistics and equipment needs for the duration of the festival (Step and repeat, walkie-talkies, t-shirts, U-Haul, car rentals, HD Cam decks)
  • Work with Venue projectionist in coordinating proper screening formats
  • Compress movie files to appropriate format given by the venue projectionist
  • Create AAIFF’13 curtain raisers
  • Create and edit AAIFF’13 trailer
  • Make DVD and digital copies of showtapes and screeners as needed
  • Assist with CineVue related projects as needed with editing or video coverage

Box Office Manager

  • Supervise will-call information desk, office phone sales, and transactions
  • Manage will-call personnel on pick-up protocols and procedure
  • Liaise with Social Media Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator for ticket-giveaways
  • Input Program Content on ACV website
  • Setup Box Office System on ShowClix
  • Coordinate with Social Media and Website Manager on implementing the ShowClix system on Social Media Platforms & Website

Social Media and Website Manager

  • Develop a content management calendar and promotional strategies
  • Manages all execution of all ACV’s social media channels (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc)
  • Publishes content provided by all team members
  • Write copy and send out email newsletter
  • Track Social Media traction via Google Analytics on a weekly basis and provide feedback on content value
  • Responsible for all postings on ACV’s website
  • Troubleshoot any technical problems
  • Update content as needed (all aaiff13 marketing materials: save-the-date card, program guide, brochure, etc.)

Design Assistant

  • Assist Design Manager with AAIFF’13 creatives
  • Design for print and web collaterals (examples: aaiff program guide, forms, public signage, name tags)
  • Manage timeline for overall design team

About Asian CineVision

Asian CineVision (ACV) is a nonprofit media arts organization devoted to the development, promotion, preservation, and exhibition of Asian and Asian American film and video. Since 1978, ACV has produced the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), the nation’s longest running festival of its kind and the premier showcase for the best in independent Asian and Asian American cinema.

Now in its 36th year, ACV has steadily defined and progressively broadened its role as an Asian American media arts center by serving a growing constituency that includes filmmakers, media programmers, and the local and regional Asian American community and a national audience. ACV is committed to film and media as a tool for social change and to the support of diversity in independent cinema.


  • Time Commitment: Summer interns must be available approximately 15 hours/week in the office, and be willing to work for the entirety of the festival: July 24 through August 3, which includes evening and late night hours.
  • Strong interest in the public sector & the community through nonprofit arts.
  • Must be entrepreneurial, well-organized, and detail-oriented with excellent writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Enthusiastic personalities a must!


  • Interns receive $5.00/day travel stipend
  • Casual work environment with flexible hours
  • Media Fan membership: Free and discounted tickets throughout the year to partner screenings and to AAIFF
  • Credit on website and festival program book
  • Working on the nation’s oldest Asian and Asian American film festival with a focus on independent cinema!


Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “2013 Internship Application – Your Name”. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled. Earlier applications, people with an earlier start date, and those who are based in NYC will receive preference.

Apply and work with a team of leaders defining the next generation of independent Asian Pacific American films!

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Join us for the Opening Night Screening of Shanghai Calling on July 25th

For members of AABANY: Individuals can get a 20% discount to SHANGHAI CALLING by going online and using the code AABANYAAIFF12.

There are also special group pricing:
10 tickets+ for a single program

Nonprofit community partners must group order through [email protected]. Must purchase a minimum of 10 tickets for a 25% discount, plus $1.50 processing fee per ticket (saves approximately $3.50/ticket).

OPENING NIGHT GALA at the Asian Society
Featuring screening, Q&A, Gala Reception with chef’s tasting tables, open bar, raffle & silent auction, and Gala gift bag
General $75
AABANY members can take advantage of the 20% discount, but tickets must be ordered online by 9PM, July 24th.

There will be an encore screening of Shanghai Calling on July 28th at Clearview Cinema. The 20% discount applies to this screening as well as long as tickets are ordered online by 9PM, July 27th.

For more information about the screening, click here.
We also encourage you to visit to see all the other great lineups available.

Free Legal Help for Artists

Seen on 11/3 ACV (Asian CineVision) e-news:


The New York Foundation for the Arts and New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Committee (EASL) have partnered to provide pro bono legal help for low-income artists and arts organizations. EASL will be offering a legal clinic at NYFA free of charge for those who qualify for pro bono legal consultation on Thursday, November 17th, from 4:00pm- 7:00pm. The pro bono attorneys can offer advice on various arts-related issues such as intellectual property, nonprofit, and contract questions.

Check out the online application to see if you qualify. For additional questions please contact [email protected]. Please keep in mind, a recent tax return is required in order to verify your income.