The Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) announced the film lineup for this year’s 21st edition of the film festival. Taking spot July 21-24, AFFD’s Opening Evening choice is Wenxiong Xing’s As well Cool to Kill, the Closing Evening choice is Roshan Sethi’s 7 Days, Spotlight screenings contain Park Hoon-Jung’s The Witch two: The Other 1, and Shô Miyake’s Compact, Slow but Steady.
AFFD will screen 16 function films (12 Narrative, four Documentary), and 11 quick films as the common film festival tends to make a large return to theaters and in-individual events following a two-year hiatus aside from a couple unique events due to the pandemic, screening at the Angelika Film Center Dallas (5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, #230), and the Texas Theatre (231 Jefferson Blvd.) The complete lineup can be checked on AFFD’s internet site here.
This year’s edition of the Asian Film Festival of Dallas also will mark the very first with new leadership, which includes Executive Director Thomas Schubert, and Lead Programmer Paul Theiss. New innovations with this edition of the film festival are led by the inclusion of Particular Guest Programmers Justina Walford (Programming Director, Oxford Film Festival and the Billy the Kid Film Festival) and Frank Yan (Co-Director of Programming, CineCina), and contain a tighter, much more condensed festival schedule, a Saturday evening Red Carpet occasion for filmmakers and press, a Sunday day-extended celebration of female filmmakers, and a reinvigorated outreach to their base audiences all through the DFW region as the film festival appears to reconnect with physical screenings and events.