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The 20th New York Asian Film Festival

Friday, August 06, 2021 -
Sunday, August 22, 2021

Event hosted by: New York Asian Film Festival

Reserve Tickets

The 20th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) runs from August 6-22, 2021 at SVA Theatre and Film at Lincoln Center. The festival will showcase NYAFF’s largest film lineup to date, with over 60 films screened both virtually and in person to audiences in New York and across the country.

NYAFF’s 2021 lineup will include two world premieres, six international premieres, 29 North American premieres, eight U.S. premieres, and nine New York premieres, showcasing the most exciting action, comedy, drama, thriller, romance, horror, and art-house films from East Asia. 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, and to providing opportunities for audiences of all communities to experience the diversity and brilliance of Asian cinema.

For more information (including a full schedule) and to purchase tickets, please click here.


Each attendee must present a photo ID and a photo of your vaccination card, or a NY State Excelsior Pass. Unvaccinated guests must present evidence of a negative test within the past 72 hours and will be required to sit in a different area of the auditorium, socially distant from other guests. All guests are required to wear masks while inside the venue. Food/drink are not permitted, except water.