‘The Asian Australian Film Forum (AAFF)’ presented by the AASRN
DATES: 12 -13 November 2011
TIME: 10am – 5.30pm
VENUE: CAE, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia.
The AAFF 2011 will screen Asian Australian films
which will appeal to film fans, industry people, Asian Australian
community groups and scholars. More than a film festival, this event
also brings a national network of creative practitioners, educators
and cultural community workers together for various panel sessions.
Discussions and Q and A sessions will focus on timely issues such as
emerging Asian Australian experiences, representations and
transformations on the screen, how storytelling via film and video
provide education about challenging racism and how such creative work
can also assist individuals and communities to express multiple forms
of belonging, and cross-cultural understanding. The event will result
in exposure for independent and emerging Asian Australian film and
video makers, television presenters and actors, and creators of
youtube and new media content, as well as the strengthening of
creative, community and academic networks.
Full program to be released soon. Short films include Red Water Red,
Lion Dancers, Bullies, Operation Reunite, Forget Me Not, Wonder Boy,
The Probationer, Returning Home and Finding Faith, Charity, Hope,
and more including the official closing feature film, Mother Fish by
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Special Guest: Annette Shun Wah
Plus Speakers: Jiao Chen, Sky Crompton, Dominic Golding, Sofie Kim,
Somchay Phakonkhamp, Pearl Tan, Heng Tang, Maria Tran, Andy Trieu,
Kieran Tully and more.