TheAsian American International Film Festival is the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to showcasing films created by media artists of Asian descent and about the Asian community. Founded in 1978, AAIFF harbors a unique curatorial vision. More than an expression of collective identity, the festival is anchored by the distinct contributions of its members. It is a platform for filmmakers of all backgrounds to develop the constructs of Asian cinema and cultivate the next generation of talent. 32 years after its inception, AAIFF continues to be a leading showcase for Asian American film and video, placing a substantial focus on local and independent works and working to enrich New York’s Asian arts community.
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The 3-Week-Intensive is TheFilmSchool’s cornerstone program. A film school like none other that focuses on story and discovering and expressing the voice of the writer, the course is led by legendary and award-winning filmmakers such as Stewart Stern (A REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, SYBIL, THE UGLY AMERICAN) , Tom Skerritt (PICKET FENCES, TOP GUN) and others active in the film industry in Seattle and beyond. This course, brave, unique and life-changing as it has been called by alumni of the program, teaches the principles of structure and character, as well as the fundamentals of storytelling, through six distinct courses. Students in this program come from all walks of life and all levels of filmmaking to be a part of this one-of-a-kind learning experience and to get a taste for Seattles unparalleled creative community. Piece by TheFilmSchool alum Kevin Sabourin.