12th ANNUAL ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF DALLAS ANNOUNCES FULL FILM & EVENT SCHEDULE

TOKYO STORY

 

The Asian Film Festival of Dallas celebrates its 12th year with returning presenting sponsors McDonald’s & Well Go USA Entertainment, from Thursday, July 11 through Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Angelika Film Center – Dallas. 

All 55 screenings will be held at the Angelika Film Center – Dallas

FULL FILM & EVENT SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 11

7:30 pm         Rurouni Kenshin (OPENING NIGHT FILM)

10:15 pm        Traffickers

6 pm-11 pm   Opening Night Party @ Saint Ann Court

http://affdopeningnight.eventbrite.com/

 

Friday, July 12

1:00 pm          Eega (Director’s cut)

4:00 pm          Sake Bomb

4:30 pm          Key of Life

5:45 pm          Ye-Zai

7:00 pm          Cold War

7:30 pm          Cats and Dogs

9:30 pm          Short Films: RELATIONSHIP

**Two filmmakers in attendance.  James Y. Shih, filmmaker of Distance and Tuyen Do, filmmaker of Healthy. 

10:00 pm        The Last Tycoon

 

Saturday, July 13

12:00 pm        Student Shorts

1:00 pm          Step Back to Glory

1:00 pm          PANEL: DIY FILMMAKING SECRETS REVEALED

Join us for a concise 45-min panel with special guest filmmakers and a hyper-focus on two hot industry topics: Crowdfunding and Post-Production.

2:00 pm          Blood C: The Last Dark

3:25 pm          Padak

4:15 pm          Finding Anthony

4:45 pm          Masquerade

6:00 pm          Jiseul

7:30 pm          Berlin File

8:15 pm          Fallen City

10:00 pm        Chink

                        **Filmmaker Stan Yung in attendance

                        Q&A with Director Stan Yung following the film. 

10:00 pm        Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I

                        Wear your costumes to the screening! 

Costume contest co-hosted by A-KON. 

10:00 pm        AFFD annual Karaoke Night @ Angelika Café 

11:30 pm        Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II

 

Sunday, July 14

12:15 pm        Short films: DOCUMENTARIES

1:00 pm          Floating City

2:00 pm          Tokyo Story (1953)

3:00 pm          Ip Man: The Final Fight

4:35 pm          Seeking Asian Female

5:00 pm          Chittagong

                        **Director Beda Pain in attendance

                        Director’s reception following the film @ Angelika Café. Light refreshments will be served.   

6:30 pm          Short films: EXPERIMENTAL

7:00 pm          Centerpiece reception

7:30 pm         DRUG WAR (CENTERPIECE FILM)

8:00 pm          Romance Joe

10:00 pm        Eega (Theatrical Cut)

10:00 pm        The Woodsman and The Rain

 

Monday, July 15

1:30 pm          Go Grandriders

3:00 pm          Short Films: DRAMA

4:45 pm          The Mystical Laws

                        **Filmmaker Koji Matsumoto in attendance

                        Q&A with Director Matsumoto following the film. 

7:00 pm          Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

9:00 pm          Graceland

 

Tuesday, July 16

2:00 pm          Finding Anthony                 

3:45 pm          Seeking Asian Female

5:30 pm          Cats and Dogs

7:30 pm          IP Man: The Final Fight

9:45 pm          Horror Stories

 

5:30 pm-7:30 pm      AFFD Awards’ Party @ Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar

 

Wednesday, July 17

12:00 pm        Ye-Zai

1:45 pm          Short Films: EXPERIMENTAL

3:15 pm          As Tears Go By

5:30 pm          Before You Know It

                        **Filmmaker PJ Raval in attendance

                        Q&A with Director Raval following the film. 

7:30 pm          Director’s reception following the film @ The People’s Last Stand 

7:45 pm          Berlin File

10:00 pm        Traffickers

 

Thursday, July 18

12:00 pm        Masquerade

2:30 pm          Drug War      

4:30 pm          Chittagong

                        **Filmmaker Beda Pain in attendance

7:00 pm         LIBRARY WARS (CLOSING NIGHT FILM)

9:30 pm          Rurouni Kenshin

12:00 am        Blood C: The Last Dark

 

7 pm-11 pm   AFFD Closing Night Party @ Saint Ann Court

 

**FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE

Chink                                     Stan Yung

Chittagong                            Beda Pain

Before You Know It             PJ Raval

Short Film: (Distance)         James Y. Shih

Short Film: (Healthy)           Tuyen Do (UK)

The Mystical Laws               Koji Matsumoto + Hirano (Japan)

 

Returning filmmakers Mye Hoang and Dave Boyle.

 

Parties and events

Unless noted, all events and parties are free to film fans.  This year, AFFD is very excited to welcome Harwood District as its exclusive event sponsor.  The VIP reception, Opening Night Party, AFFD Awards’ Party and the Closing Night Parties will all be held in the Harwood District.  Harwood District is Dallas’ premier 17-city-block development and home to businesses, residences, Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar, the newly opened Mercat Bistro and The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection. 

About the Asian Film Festival of Dallas

Since its creation in 2002, the annual film festival has grown to become the South’s largest showcase of Asian and Asian-American cinema. Over the past 10 years, the festival has provided opportunities for nearly 500 Asian and Asian-American filmmakers and documentarians to share their vision, often providing the only venue for their films to be shown in Dallas.

The films have also allowed festival goers a chance to experience other lives and cultures without leaving their seats. The Asian Film Festival of Dallas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting emerging and established Asian and Asian-American filmmakers and sharing the rich diversity of Asian culture through the medium of cinema.

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