Austin Asian American Film Festival Returns to AFS Cinema & Announces 20-year History Exhibit

Celebrating their 16th year of presenting films by Asian and American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) filmmakers, the Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) returns to the AFS Cinema (located at 6259 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752) this June 26 – 30. Additionally, AAAFF announced it will be showcasing a 20-year history exhibit on view at The Austin History Center.

This year’s opening night film on Wednesday, June 28 will be “New Wave” directed by Elizabeth Ai, a truly incredible work featuring Lynda Trang Đài who has dominated the nighttime entertainment scene performing for Paris by Night from Thuy Nga Productions.

AAAFF’s centerpiece film, “Blue Sunshine” by Samyuktha Vijayan, screening on Friday, June 28, will be preceded by AAAFF’s annual Red Carpet Event. Finally, the closing night film of this year’s festival, to be screened on Sunday, June 30, will be “Ben and Suzanne: A Reunion in 4 Parts” directed by Shaun Seneviratne.

The AAAFF 2024 poster art this year was created by local Austin artist Tsz Kam, who seeks to reestablish a sense of belonging through their craft. Kam’s work has been exhibited across Texas and their latest mural is part of Meow Wolf’s newest location in Grapevine, Texas.

As stated above, the AAAFF organization will be showcasing a 20-year history exhibit on view at The Austin History Center (located at 810 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701), until July 2. The exhibit features photographs, previous posters and ephemera from years past documenting the true history of the Austin Asian American Film Festival. For more information about this special archival display, you can see the Austin Public Library’s website here

Now at a special price honoring AAAFF’s Sweet 16, limited early bird badges are on sale here. Further information on tickets, badges and more will be available via the AAAFF website. For more information on AAAFF, see here.


Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) produces programs that tell Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) stories through film, educates about AANHPI issues, and builds community through partnerships with creatives and other organizations. AAAFF is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts. More information can be found at


Source: AAAFF