UCLA Asian American Studies Center 50th Anniversary Film Festival


March 11, 2020

As COVID-19 concerns continue, we regret to inform you that we are postponing the remaining two weekends of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center 50th Anniversary Film Festival.

The safety and health of our participants and our communities are the UCLA Asian American Studies Center's top priorities and although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at UCLA at this time, we are following UCLA's recent advisory (see here for updated information) and made the difficult decision to postpone any large-scale events, including the AASC 50th Anniversary Film Festival.

We are working with our partners to reschedule to a time when it's safe and prudent to host large-scale and celebratory events. We will definitely reach out to you again when those dates are confirmed, especially since we deeply value your work and your contributions to the festival and AAPI communities. Please follow us @uclaaasc on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates in the coming weeks/months.

As we continue to work on future dates, we will be automatically refunding events at the James Bridges Theater and the UCLA Film & Television Archive has provided additional options for ticketholders to the Billy Wilder Theater events.

For those who purchased tickets for our events at the James Bridges Theater: your refund will be processed through Eventbrite. Please allow at least 7-10 business days to see the refund reflected back to your original form of payment. If you have questions about your refund, please email events@aasc.ucla.edu.

For those who purchased tickets for our events with the UCLA Film & Television Archive at the Billy Wilder Theater: you can exchange any tickets you have purchased for a future screening this year by the Archive or they can provide a refund. Please contact UCLA Film & Television Archive at 310-206-8013 or at programming@cinema.ucla.edu for assistance.

Thank you for your support of the AASC film festival and UCLA Asian American Studies Center. We hope to connect with you again soon.

This year marks the UCLA Asian American Studies Center's 50th anniversary. To continue our series of celebratory events, we are excited to host the Film Festival, a three-weekend film festival featuring powerful imagery and poignant commentary about some of the most meaningful issues facing our AAPI communities. Each program features films organized around central themes. After each screening, audiences will hear from Asian American and Pacific Islander filmmakers and actors speaking to their creative journeys, as well as from scholars, artists, and community leaders on the meaning of these themes in today's world.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact lgadia@aasc.ucla.edu.

Presented by UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Center for Ethnocommunications, Film and Television Archive, Melnitz Movies. In collaboration with Visual Communications, Film Quarterly, and UCLA Asian American Studies Department.




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