Date: Friday, May 29, 2009 | Time: 6PM to 8PM

Place: CUNY Graduate Center - Martin E. Segal Theatre
365 Fifth Avenue (Corner of 34th Street), Manhattan




2009 Winners & Runner-ups

Fiction Film

  • Winner (Tie): High of Low - Kosuke Ikeda  (Brooklyn College)

  • Winner (Tie): Fantastic Glass Portrait -  Munjong Kim (Brooklyn College)

  • Honorable Mention: Mama's Heart - Ben (Siu Pan) Ng (Brooklyn College)

Documentary Film

  • Winner: Waste: Not in My Backyard - Yong-Hyun (Brad) Cho (Brooklyn College)

  • Runner-up: The Edge of Heaven - Juoak Kim (Brooklyn College)

Experimental Film

  • Winner: Conflict Resolution - Pyeunghun Baik (Brooklyn College)

  • Runner-up: Julya - Jon-Carolos Evans (City College)


Since 2004, the CUNY Asian American Film Festival (AAFF) has recognized and awarded over $4,700 in cash prizes to student filmmakers enrolled at the City University of New York, including City College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, and the College of Staten Island. The CUNY AAFF helps to promote the artistic visual talents and stimulate communication among CUNY students who are separated by the different campuses spread across the five boroughs, and serve as a central location to display their creative works among colleagues involved in the same field of study and interest.

AAARI encourages all currently enrolled CUNY undergraduate and graduate students, Asian and non-Asian, to participate in this great opportunity. Winner and runner-up prizes will be awarded for each of the following categories:

  • Fiction

  • Documentary

  • Experimental

On the evening of the Festival, all winners and runner-ups will remain anonymous until after a screening of selected films that have been reviewed by our distinguished panel of judges. Following the screening will be an award ceremony and Q&A session with the winners and runner-ups.

Guest Speaker: Risa Morimoto, President of Edgewood Pictures

In addition to cash prizes this year, winners of the 6th Annual CUNY Asian American Film Festival will also have the exciting opportunity to have their films screened at the 32nd Asian American International Film Festival, organized by Asian CineVision, taking place in July 2009.







2009 Film Festival

Festival Program



Festival Chairman
Vinit Parmar

Panel of Judges
David Hou
Leslie McCleave
Vinit Parmar
Saadia Toor

Asian CineVision
Asian American Film Lab

William Tam

Technical Assistance
Antony Wong
Zhu-Hui Wu

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