Andrew Ahn has accepted our invitation as Head of Digital Jury for KAFFNY's first Third Culture Feature Competition!
Three narratives and three documentaries will compete within their categories for Best Third Culture Feature and their contribution to third culture: "challenging existing narratives." Features in competition will be announced in the coming weeks!
Our Digital Jury will leverage social media to expand opportunities for our 3rd Culture Competition.
Andrew Ahn is a Korean-American filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles. His debut feature film SPA NIGHT premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, winning an award for US Dramatic Breakthrough Performance. Ahn participated in the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, the Film Independent Screenwriting Lab, and the Film Independent Directing Lab for the project. With his producing team, Ahn raised over $62,000 on Kickstarter to fund production. The project also received a Sundance Institute Cinereach Feature Film Fellow grant, Panavision New Filmmaker grant, and FilmLA grant. Ahn's short film "Dol (First Birthday)" premiered at Sundance in 2012.
Ahn is an alum of Film Independent’s Project Involve and has promoted diversity in the arts by mentoring youth filmmakers through programs like Pacific Arts Movement’s Reel Voices and Outfest’s OutSet. He is also a board member of Los Angeles Performance Practice. He graduated from Brown University and received an MFA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).