Since 2002, the volunteer-run Asian Film Festival of Dallas has grown to become the south's largest showcase of Asian and Asian-American cinema.

Our Mission

The Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) 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. Over the last fifteen years, the festival has provided opportunities for over 400 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. This year, AFFD is proud to celebrate its 18th annual film festival, July 18-25, 2019, at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.  As we do every year, we will be featuring films from across the world, including films from Asian filmmakers right here in the USA

What We've Achieved

  • Brought to Dallas some of the biggest names in Asian-American film such as Justin Lin (director of Better Luck Tomorrow and Fast Five), Sung Kang (actor)

  • Hosted filmmaker guests from more than 10 countries

  • Given world premieres of dozens of independent films from the U.S. and beyond

  • Hosted film industry panels and events

  • Offered repertory and classic Asian films

  • Screened short films from area high school and university students

  • Awarded jury awards since 2011

  • Broadened the audience for Asian and Asian-American films in the North Texas region