For its 10th annual cinema festival this October 15-22, 2016 at Wythe Hotel Cinema and Made in NY Media Center by IFP, the Korean American Film Festival New York evolves into KAFFNY THIRD CULTURE CINEMA.
"KAFFNY Third Culture Cinema is the only international cinema festival platform dedicated to the stories and voices of third culture kids, i.e., humans, of any national origins, raised with the tension of two or more cultures," states founder Dave Kim. "By challenging traditional cultural qualifiers of nationality and ethnicity, KAFFNY Third Culture Cinema catalyzes new global trajectories of the future, reducing the colonial divisions of the past."
BEST THIRD CULTURE FEATURE & SHORT COMPETITION + DIGITAL JURY
This year, KAFFNY hosts its first competition for Best Third Culture Feature(s) and Best Third Culture Short. Films will be judged on contributions to the creation of third culture. KAFFNY will announce in total, six feature films and seven shorts.
The feature competition will be decided by a Digital Jury, announcing their top pick for narrative and/or documentary the day after Closing on Sunday, October 23rd via social media, using tags @kaffny #3rdCulture. Andrew Ahn, director of the Sundance film SPA NIGHT, will serve as Head of Digital Jury.
CENTERPIECE MUSIC FEATURES
KAFFNY hosts the feature screenings of one Hip-Hop Documentary and one Rock Narrative, bringing to light the stories of third culture musicians.
KAFFNY is now promoting long-form works-in-progress supported under its new Incubator Lab program. Leveraging its networks while instilling a community mentality, KAFFNY seeks to enable the realization to fruition of typically under-marketed projects, offering administrative, technical, and creative support to up-and-coming filmmakers.