11th Year Marks New Era for ‘Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY)

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KAFFNY Infinite Cinema will return to New York City for the 11th year on Saturday, Oct 14. Held at the Brooklyn hotspot The Wythe Hotel Cinema from 1:00 pm until Midnight 12:00 am, the annual event will celebrate some of the most promising indie filmmakers of different cultures from around the world.

This year, five distinct blocks of programming will approach the topic of Infinite Culture through specific lenses: INFINITE FOOD CONNECTION, INFINITE FASHION CONNECTION, WORLDWIDE KOREAN CONNECTION, INFINITE MIGRATION CONNECTION, and CRAZY, RICH ASIAN AMERICANS. Alongside the screening of 25 short films and 2 feature-length films, the audience will also get the opportunities to engage in meaningful discussions with the filmmakers during the moderated panel discussions.

“We are very excited about returning to New York and continue to celebrate the connection of cultures through films,” says Chung Tsang, the President of KAFFNY. “The past ten years of experience in telling Korean American stories helped KAFFNY to identify and find commonality with other stories at the intersection of all cultures. We’re ready to evolve, with a new mission to identify unifying commonalities and bust cultural stereotypes by connecting voices through our shared experiences.”

Previously named KAFFNY (Korean American Film Festival New York, a 501(c)(3) non-profit), the group has recently rebranded as KAFFNY Infinite Cinema. For 11 years, it has explored cultural fusion through the medium of film. KAFFNY Infinite Cinema’s mission is to allow the audience to CONNECT stories that are often missing from the mainstream narrative, allow the audience to engage in dialog with the content makers to FUSE a new understanding of our world, and hopefully inspire our audience to REPEAT this process by seeking out new ways to CONNECT to a culture outside their own.

Which is KAFFNY's motto: CONNECT. FUSE. REPEAT.

EVENT DETAILS

11th ANNUAL KAFFNY INFINITE CINEMA 2017

Venue: Wythe Hotel Cinema, 80 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Date: Saturday, Oct 14

Time: 1:00pm-12:00am

Official Festival Website: http://www.kaffny.org

Tickets Online: $7-$15 per screening - http://kaffny.eventbrite.com

SPONSORS:

viddsee.com (Asian shorts platform, Singapore)

Post Fin (DCP Services, Seoul)

Wythe Hotel Cinema (venue sponsor)

Karaoke City (venue sponsor)

88rising (music partner)

Re/make (content partner)

Munchies (content partner)

Godmode music (content)