The 16th annual New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) is coming up, and 3 Filipino films will be featured this year.
Three Filipino films namely Mikhail Red’s “Birdshot (2016),” Jet Leyco’s “Town In A Lake (Matangtubig, 2015)” and Avid Liongoren’s “Saving Sally (2016)” will be shown at the 16th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF).
From June 30 to July 13, the festival venue is at the Film Society of of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street); and from July 14 to 16 at SVA Theater.
“Birdshot” will be part of the Centerpiece Gala.
According to the website of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, it is “a continuation of the festival programmers’ efforts to champion films from Southeast Asia, and the Philippines in particular.”
Mikhail’s film is also in the main competition section together with six others – “Bad Genius” (Thailand), “A Double Life” (Japan), “The Gangster’s Daughter” (Taiwan), “Kfc” (Vietnam), “Jane” (South Korea), and “With Prisoners” (Hong Kong). Winners of the main competition will be revealed on the festival’s final night at Film Society of Lincoln Center on July 13.