Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy holidays!!!





Whatever your holidays are like culturally, we wish you a wonderful time with good people and keep holding on to your creatives and community dreams. Looking forward to covering more news and doing more interviews and pop-up events in 2014!

The Asian Australian Film Forum (AAFFN) – Twitter @AAFFN had a great year, including plenty of news to share on social media + we were also fortunate to highlight lots of interesting stories – all belonging to awesome people and looking forward doing to more in 2014:

Khanh Trieu

Thai Phuong

Aileen Huynh – George Dot Play

Somchay Phakonkham.

Matt Pastor.


Lam Laun

& Dr Sukhmani Khorona’s pieces on:

– Theatre/Writing:

Interview with Chris Raja about ‘The First Garden’ by Sukhmani Khorana (March 2013) http://http//

– Academic/Conferences:

Reflections on Gondwanalandings: Towards a diasporic imagination in Australia by Sukhmani Khorana (October 2013)

AAFFN is completely volunteer run.







Dr Indigo Willing OAM, a former resident of a Vietnamese orphanage, co-founder of AAFFN (and founder of  Adopted Vietnamese International (AVI)) is giving away a MEOW skateboard prize with trucks and wheels donated from Extreme Skates – to raise awareness and funds for the Vietnam Volunteer Network (VVN) whose work includes assisting kids at  Trung Tâm Nuôi Dưỡng Bảo Trợ Trẻ Em Gò Vấp (Go Vap orphanage) in Vietnam as well as those affected by landmines and Agent Orange.


To enter you must be living in Australia, make a donation of any amount (even
as little as a $1 AUD as every little counts) to the Vietnam Volunteer Network and please feel free to share the competition link on Facebook.

Anyone in Australia will be eligible to go in a draw to win this skateboard.  Comp open now – Prize announced Jan 30th, 2014.

For people outside of Australia who donate you can go in the draw to win a copy of ‘Miso for Life’ edited by Mai Xuan Bui and featuring a chapter by Indigo on her reflections as a Vietnamese adoptee. Indigo will also write a special personal message inside the book cover to thank you the winner for their support

Read more and donate via this link: