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The Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) is a film festival held annually in July or August in Dallas, Texas. The festival programming consists of international films from Asia as well as Asian-American features and shorts. The festival is held primarily at Landmark Theatres' Magnolia Theatre in the West Village, Dallas, Texas. With a typical slate of 25-30 feature films and 20 short films, the week-long festival is the largest Asian-themed film festival in the southwestern United States.

Asian Film Festival of Dallas
LocationDallas, Texas, United States
No. of films50

The festival presents jury prizes for best short and feature films entered in competition, as well as an Audience Award.



The Asian Film Festival of Dallas began in March 2002 as a four-day-long curated festival presenting 12 features from 5 countries. Films screened in the first year included the Dallas premiere of Battle Royale (film) and repertory screenings of classic Asian films, such as Raise the Red Lantern and Seven Samurai.[1] The festival was founded by Dallas local and aspiring filmmaker Mye Hoang as a way to share Asian films with Dallas audiences.[2]

The festival expanded to a week-long event in 2003 and added a juried competition.

Audience Award WinnersEdit


  1. ^ "Asian Film Festival of Dallas", The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, March 29, 2002.
  2. ^ Wu, Esther. "Asian film dream becomes vision", The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, March 28, 2002.

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