Going live today, Asian Cinevision (ACV) and DramaFever premiere online a special curated selection of short films from 2010’s best up-and-coming Asian filmmakers. The special ACV channel on DramaFever streams short films in high quality online video available immediately for free. The short films are selected from ACV’s National Film Tour, a year-long extension of the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) in New York City, America’s longest running film festival dedicated to filmmakers of Asian descent. The short films are a collection of narrative, documentary, experimental, and animation shorts showcasing the diversity of talent and creativity from the filmmakers. All films are in English or subtitled.
Featuring eighteen promising filmmakers from the United States, South Korea, China, and Taiwan, the 2010-11 top Tour films include AAIFF10 Excellence in Short Filmmaking Award winner MOCHI by Chung Lee (Taiwan), along with the crowd favorites KILO directed by Kiel Murray and Phil Lorin (USA), LOVERS, Do-yeon Kim’s dark drama (Korea) and Rich Wong’s comedy romp WU IS DEAD (USA). The 2010-11 top Tour films are screening online now at: http://www.dramafever.com/acv/
“DramaFever is excited to partner with Asian Cinevision to showcase these talented new filmmakers. Their passionate work and creativity deserves a larger stage,” said David Hou, vice president of DramaFever. “These filmmakers will grow and move on to direct bigger movies and TV shows. It’s great to work with ACV to shine the spotlight on them so early in their careers.”
ACV is working with DramaFever to pursue its mission “to exhibit, promote and preserve the media work by artists of Asian descent or about the Asian experience.” Films screen at the AAIFF in New York City every year, then select titles travel to cinema societies, student and corporate groups and other institutions across America as part of the ACV National Festival Tour. DramaFever will extend that reach beyond theaters and art house cities.
“Our partnership with online streaming service DramaFever is a perfect platform to get AAIFF films to underserved communities across the US and to generate revenues for the filmmakers,” says ACV Acting Director John Woo. “Everyone benefits: the filmmakers are able to reach larger audiences while potentially earning income, DramaFever expands its inventory of original content, the Asian American and Asian independent cinema community grows.”