New York, NY & Online
New York Asian Film Festival 2021
©2021 “THE FABLE: The Killer Who Doesn’t Kill” Film Partners.
Time & LocationAugust 6 – 22
In-person Screenings: Film at Lincoln Center & SVA Theatre (New York, NY)
Online Screenings: Film at Lincoln Center’s Virtual Cinema
On August 6, the New York Asian Film Foundation and Film at Lincoln Center will kick off the 20th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), a hybrid event with NYAFF’s largest film lineup to date. The festival will screen over 60 films, both virtually and in person, to audiences in New York and across the country. Following an unprecedented year in which COVID-19 and increased violence against the Asian community in the United States presented enormous challenges, NYAFF is more committed than ever to increasing exposure of Asian representation on screen.
This year, 16 films from Japan will be presented at NYAFF, along with ones from Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Singapore, and for the first time, Myanmar and the U.S. Some notable Japanese titles from this year’s lineup include The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn’t Kill (dir. Kan Eguchi, 2021), Joint (dir. Kojima Oudai, 2021), Last of the Wolves (dir. Kazuya Shiraishi), and From Today, It’s My Turn! (dir. Yuichi Fukuda, 2020).
Visit the New York Asian Film Festival website to learn more and purchase tickets.
This event is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture.
Lineup of Japanese Films
The Asian Angel (アジアの天使) | dir. Yuya Ishii, 2021 | North American Premiere. In-person Only
A Balance (由宇子の天秤) | dir. Yujiro Harumoto, 2020 | North American Premiere. In-person Only
Blue (BLUE/ブルー) | dir. Keisuke Yoshida, 2021 | U.S. Premiere. Virtual Only
The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn’t Kill (ザ・ファブル 殺さない殺し屋) | dir. Kan Eguchi, 2021 | North American Premiere. In-person Only
From Today, It’s My Turn!! (今日から俺は!!劇場版) | dir. Yuichi Fukuda, 2020 | U.S. Premiere. Virtual Only
Hold Me Back (私をくいとめて) | dir. Akiko Ohku, 2020 | U.S. Premiere. Virtual Only
Joint | Oudai Kojima, 2021 | International Premiere. In-person & Virtual
jigoku-no-hanazono: Office Royale (地獄の花園) | dir. Kazuaki Seki, 2021 | North American Premiere. In-person Only
Junk Head | dir. Takahide Hori, 2021 | U.S. Premiere. In-person Only
Last of The Wolves (孤狼の血 LEVEL2) | dir. Kazuya Shiraishi, 2021 | North American Premiere. In-person Only
Ninja Girl (シュシュシュの娘) | dir. Yu Irie, 2021 | World Premiere. In-person Only
Over the Town (街の上で) | dir. Rikiya Imaizumi, 2020 | U.S. Premiere. Virtual Only
Sensei, Would You Sit Beside Me? (先生、私の隣に座っていただけませんか？) | dir. Takahiro Horie, 2021 | World Premiere. In-person Only
Tonkatsu DJ Agetaro (とんかつDJアゲ太郎) | dir. Ken Ninomiya, 2020 | North American Premiere. Virtual Only
Under the Open Sky (すばらしき世界) | dir. Miwa Nishikawa, 2020 | New York Premiere. In-person Only
Zokki (ゾッキ) | dir. Naoto Takenaka, Takayuki Yamada, Takumi Saitoh, 2021 | North American Premiere. Virtual Only
NYAFF 2021 Trailer