Austin Asian American Film Festival

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Empty By Design
Empty By Design Photo courtesy of Austin Asian American Film Festival

The 11th annual Austin Asian American Film Festival will feature a slate of 11 feature films and 17 shorts from Asian and Asian American filmmakers. This year’s centerpiece presentation is Empty By Design, a U.S./Philippines co-production exploring what it feels like to be lost as a young adult, torn between multiple countries and lives. Director Andrea A. Walter, along with several cast and crew members, will be in attendance for an extended conversation after the film.

Other featured films include Nadia Shihab’s Jaddoland, which examines the intersections between her hometown of Lubbock, and her family’s homeland, Iraq; Laura Asherman’s profile of stand-up comedian Tushar Singh, American Hasi; and Deann Liem’s profile of four transnational Korean adoptees, Geographies of Kinship.

For a full schedule of events, go to the festival website.

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AFS Cinema
6406 N. I-35 Frontage Rd. Suite 3100
Austin, TX 78752

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