The mission of the Austin Asian American Film Festival (AAAFF) is to tell Asian and Asian American stories via media arts and help Asian Americans explore opportunities in cinema.

We do this by showcasing the best in new Asian and Asian American cinema at our annual film festival, and through year-round screenings and special events.

AAAFF is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

AAAFF Non-Profit

  • Board of Directors:  Andrew Lee, Ayesha Mukaddam, CK Chin, JD Chang, Jeff Manley, Jina Chung, Jusak Bernhard, Linda Park, Seema Govil, Tim Tsai
  • Advisory Board: Christine Hoang, Roger Chen, June D.M. Lien

Festival Staff

  • Interim Executive Director: Tim Tsai
  • Festival Director:  Jing Yang
  • Operations Director:  Janet Wang
  • Marketing Director: Elizabeth Spieckerman
  • Programming Director: Jenny Nulf
  • Programming Committee: Ray Loyd, Yuxi Lai, Daniel Mauro, Huu Ly
  • Special Programs: Hanna Huang, Josh Martin
  • Operations Coordinator: Kimberly Chung
  • Print Traffic Coordinator/Tech Manager: Bita Ghassemi
  • Media/Marketing Team: Alison Chang, Adrian Patenaude, Christy Lu, Rock Shum, Steven Pham, Karen Le
  • Special Event Coordinator: Tiffany Chung

AAAFF is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Visit Austin at