ABOUT

Acknowledgement of Country

  • Would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, pay respect to the Elders, past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • That in Meanjin (Brisbane) we are on stolen land belonging to the Yugarabul, Yuggera / Jagera and Turrbal peoples. Sovereignty was never ceded.

Name:

Asian Australian Film Forum & Network (AAFFN)
Founded 2011.

Who’s Involved:

AAFFN Facilitator (Current):

Dr Indigo Willing

Founding Team:

Dr Indigo Willing, Co-Founder. Academic. AAFFN Facilitator / Community Development / Web and Social Media

Dr Tseen Khoo, Co-Founder. Academic. Seed Funding / Event Co-Host

Dr Sukhmanhi Khorana, Former Co-Convener. Now Special Advisor. Academic / Industry Research

Amadeo Marquez-Perez, Co-Founder. Former Co-Convener. Now Special Advisor. Industry / Film Festivals

Contact: 

Visit our page here.

Found out more about our team here.

Vision: 

An online hub, forum and network dedicated to showcasing the Asian Australian screen scene, creative industries, writers, academics, activists and community workers.

Background:

The Asian Australian Film Forum and Network (AAFFN) began as a volunteer run network that aims to showcase Asian diasporic films and screen talent both on and behind the screen, including Asian diasporic actors, producers, directors, writers, screen artists and film scholars. In recent times, we have aimed to evolve to promote spaces, productions and broader exchanges of allyship and solidarity across Asian and non-Asian communities.  In particular, elevating on Twitter @aaffn the important and leading work of First Nations academics, creatives, activists, journalists and various media and voices of Indigenous Peoples.

Special thank you to Matt Huynh for our official artwork ‘Lion Dancers’ and ‘Audience’.

Image: AAFFN event, November 2011, Melbourne.

Inaugural Event in 2011

Read more about our inaugural event in 2011 here.

All images used for blog interviews are kindly supplied by the interviewees and credit is given to photographers when made available.  AAFFN is a volunteer project and makes no profit. If there is a credit missing or you have any enquiries please email us.

  1. What an excellent birthday present! Very exciting, and I will finally get a chance to see Mother Fish!

  2. Glad you are coming along Timothy! The AAFF team.

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