New York Asian Film Festival

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New York Asian Film Festival
NYAFF logo 2013.jpg
Location New York, New York
Language International

The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) is a film festival held in New York City. It was founded by Grady Hendrix, Paul Kazee, Brian Naas, Nat Olson, and Goran Topalovic, and was first held in 2002.[1]

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.[2][3] Genres featured in the film festival includes 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.[4]

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.[5]

Audience Award[edit]

(left to right) Grady Hendrix (New York Asian Film Festival founding member) and Alexandra Swords (radio personality)
Year Title Original Title Country Director
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,
Clement Cheng
Castaway on the Moon 김씨 표류기  South Korea Lee Hae-jun
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[6] 変態仮面  Japan Yūichi Fukuda
2014 Uzumasa Limelight 太秦ライムライト  Japan Ken Ochiai
2014 Zone Pro Site 總舖師:移動大廚  Taiwan Chen Yu-hsun
2015 The Royal Tailor 상의원  South Korea Lee Won-suk

Jury Award[edit]

Year Title Original Title Country Director
2008 Sad Vacation サッド ヴァケイション  Japan Shinji Aoyama
2009 Love Exposure 愛のむきだし  Japan Sion Sono

Daniel A. Craft Award[edit]

Year Title Original Title Country Director
2013 Ip Man: The Final Fight[6] 葉問:終極一戰  Hong Kong Herman Yau
2014 The White Storm 掃毒  Hong Kong Benny Chan (Action: Nicky Li Chung-Chi)
2016 The Bodyguard 特工爺爺  Hong Kong Yue Song[7]

Lifetime Achievement Award[edit]

Year Title Original Title Country Director
2016 A Bride for Rip Van Winkle リップヴァンウィンクルの花嫁  Japan Shunji Iwai[7]

Star Asia Award[edit]

Year Actor/Actress Title Country
2016 Miriam Yeung She Remembers, He forgets  Hong Kong[7]
2016 Lee Byung-hun Inside Men  South Korea[7]
2016 John Lloyd Cruz Honor Thy Father  Philippines[7]

Screen International Rising Star Asia Award[edit]

Year Actor/Actress Title Country
2016 Go Ayano Twisted Justice  Japan[7]
2016 Teri Malvar Hamog (Haze)  Philippines[7]
2016 Jelly Lin The Mermaid  China[7]

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