2008 asian american international film festival lineup

All right, mark your calendars. Coming next month to New York... the Asian American International Film Festival recently announced its official lineup of programming and events for 2008. And it's gonna be good.

The festival will open on Thursday, July 10 with the East Coast debut of Wayne Wang's The Princess of Nebraska. The Centerpiece Presentation will be on Thursday, July 17 with the U.S. premiere of Ed Radtke's The Speed of Life. And festival closes things out on Saturday, July 19 with the Jessica Yu's Ping Pong Playa.

AAIFF's 2008 lineup will also include nine additional narrative feature films, including Always Be Boyz, The Drummer, Flower in the Pocket, Gone Shopping, Half-Life, Kissing Cousins, Option 3, Pretty to Think So and Slingshot; and nine documentary feature films, like Against the Grain: An Artist's Survival Guide to Peru, The Killing of a Chinese Cookie, Long Story Short, and Wings of Defeat.

Awards will be presented at the Closing Night Ceremony on July 19 in seven categories: juried awards for Emerging Director (Narrative and Documentary); Audience Awards (Narrative and Documentary); juried award for Excellence in Short Filmmaking; One to Watch Award, open to youth-made films in the For Youth By Youth program; and juried Screenplay Competition.

The full festival website isn't up and running yet, but check out the press release on AAIFF's lineup of programming and events here. The Asian American International Film Festival, which runs July 10-19, is a presentation of Asian CineVision.

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