New York Asian Film Festival
|New York Asian Film Festival|
|Location||New York, New York|
The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) was first held in 2002, growing out of the previous year's New York Korean Film Festival (which, in turn, was born from two previous year's of presenting Hong Kong retrospective film festivals). Programmed and operated by Subway Cinema, the festival generally features contemporary premieres and classic titles from Eastern Asia and Southeast Asia (particularly Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, and Thailand), though South Asian cinema has also been represented via films from India and Pakistan. Genres favored by the festival tend toward Horror film, Gangster/Crime, Martial Arts, and Action.
Until 2007, the festival was held annually at the Anthology Film Archives and/or The ImaginAsian, usually around the end of June and early July. In 2007, the festival moved to the IFC Center and Japan Society, and in 2010, the Lincoln Center became the festival's primary home, though select screenings are also still held at the Japan Society, IFC Center, and Anthology Film Archives. The festival is famous among locals for its prize giveaways and eccentric movie introductions.
Starting in 2008, in addition to the Audience Award, the festival also handed out a Jury Prize.
In 2013 the Daniel A. Craft Award for Excellence in Action Cinema was added in memory of the festival's late director and treasurer.
On October 16, 2012, Grady Hendrix was a guest speaker at the George Washington University Jack Morton Auditorium, where he presented a humorous lecture about K-pop and the New York Asian Film Festival. The Korean Cultural Center, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, organized and sponsored the event.
Audience Award Winners
|2002||My Sassy Girl||엽기적인 그녀||South Korea||Kwak Jae-yong|
|2003||Ping Pong||ピンポン||Japan||Fumihiko Sori|
|2004||Please Teach Me English||영어완전정복||South Korea||Kim Sung-su|
|2005||The Taste of Tea||茶の味||Japan||Katsuhito Ishii|
|2006||Always: Sunset on Third Street||ALWAYS 三丁目の夕日||Japan||Takashi Yamazaki|
|2007||Memories of Matsuko||嫌われ松子の一生||Japan||Tetsuya Nakashima|
|2008||Fine, Totally Fine||全然大丈夫||Japan||Yosuke Fujita|
|2009||The Magic Hour||ザ・マジックアワー||Japan||Kōki Mitani|
|2010||Gallants||Da Lui Toi 打擂台||Hong Kong||Derek Kwok,
|2011||A Boy and His Samurai||ちょんまげぷりん||Japan||Yoshihiro Nakamura|
|2012||Ace Attorney||逆転裁判||Japan||Takashi Miike|
|2013||Hentai Kamen||変態仮面||Japan||Yūichi Fukuda|
Jury Award Winner
Daniel A. Craft Award
The founding members and founding festival co-directors are:
- Grady Hendrix
- Paul Kazee
- Brian Naas
- Nat Olson
- Goran Topalovic
All five are also founding members of Subway Cinema.
Current directors include Goran Topalovic (Executive Director) and Samuel Jamier (Co-Director)
The Board of Directors currently consists of Grady Hendrix (President), Paul Kazee and Kyungmi Kim.
The following outlines year-by-year personnel changes:
Nat Olsen resigned.
Daniel Craft joined as a director.
Paul Kazee resigned.
Mark Walkow joined as a programmer.
Brian Naas resigned.
Marc Walkow joined as a director.
Subway Cinema became a Not-For-Profit organization.
Grady Hendrix resigned as a director and joined the Board of Directors.
Paul Kazee joined the Board of Directors.
Kyungmi Kim joined the Board of Directors.
Goran Topalovic confirmed as Executive Director.
Daniel Craft confirmed as Treasurer/Secretary.
Marc Walkow confirmed as Programming Coordinator.
Marc Walkow resigned.
Samuel Jamier joined as a Senior Film Programmer.
Hiroshi Fukazawa joined as Associate Programmer.
Samuel Jamier confirmed as Co-Director.
Stephen Cremin joined as Senior Film Programmer.
Hiroshi Fukazawa confirmed as Senior Film Programmer.
- New York Asian Film Festival
- Kaiju Shakedown – Variety's Asian cinema blog, written by festival organizer Grady Hendrix (relaunched on Variety Asia - 2007).
- "Global Hallyu Forum: Riding the Korean Wave - Special Events". KoreanCulture.org. 16 October 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012.