Charlotte Asian Film Festival

US Contact - Anand Kothari

Past Event

The Charlotte Asian Film Festival screened fourteen films from Korea, Uzbekistan, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, and Guyana on March 23-25, 2018 as part of the larger UNC Charlotte International Film Festival.

The key objective of the Charlotte Asian Film Festival is to share the vibrant and exotic culture of Asia to filmgoers in the city. All the shows are free and open to the public. One can experience the challenges of Indian migrants, a century ago, when the British took a ship-full of laborers to work at the sugarcane fields in Guyana. There is a documentary on the high-profile Nobel laureate from Pakistan who struggled through his long illustrious yet controversial career amidst changes in political ideology and radicalism. A multiple award-winning film from India shows the real impact of climate change on the impoverished villagers who are dealing with the crisis of the generation. There will be a host of beautifully crafted short films from a story depicting the life of a Nepalese schoolgirl in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake to a call center lady's anxiety stemming from modern lifestyle in Malaysia. Attendees to the festival will have a unique educational and entertainment opportunity to learn about Asia via highly acclaimed films that are not available in the mainstream., in association with Charlotte Asian Heritage Association (CAHA) is delighted to announce the launch of a new film festival in Charlotte.Charlotte Asian Film Festival (CAFF) as a joint effort of the local Asian-American community and others who see value in this novel addition to Charlotte's cultural landscape. The Festival was held on May 26-27, 2017 at UNC Charlotte Center City in Uptown as part of Asian Heritage Month celebration. The screenings included full-length feature films, shorts and documentaries that provide a window on various facets of Asian society, culture and history both in the native lands and in the diaspora. This showcase for film-making as an art form provides a unique opportunity for film connoisseurs to enjoy international films with an Asian focus in Charlotte.

Key moments from the 2017 Charlotte Asian Film Festival held on May 26-27, 2017.

Anand Kamalakar Interview about Holy (un)Holy River with Divakar Shukla