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October 1-11, films $10 per person, $15 per household, Gold Pass $150, live events pay-what-you-wish

The forty-third annual Asian American International Film Festival runs online October 1-11, consisting of full-length films, shorts, documentaries, anime, Q&As, panel discussions, master classes, and more. Every day features three hours of pay-what-you-wish live programming, including postscreening Q&As for which you do not have to have seen the film. Tickets for films are $10 per person and $15 per household and can be viewed at any time during the festival, which kicks off with special presentations of Ramona S. Diaz’s A Thousand Cuts, about fearless Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, and Andrew Ahn’s Driveways, followed by a Q&A with the director and stars Hong Chau and Lucas Jaye. Below are only some of the livestream highlights.

Thursday, October 1
The 2020 72 Hour Shootout: Top Ten Selection, 8:30

Filipino Filmmakers Roundtable, 7:00

Friday, October 2
Game Night! Designing for Games Roundtable, Part 1, with GJ Lee, Goutham Dindukurthi, and Jenny Windom, 9:30

Saturday, October 3
Online Distribution for Shorts, with Jason Sondhi, Maegan Houang, Nirav Bhakta, Gayatri Bajpai, SJ Son & Woody Fu, 6:30

Sunday, October 4
Impact Producing, with Pulkit Datta, Cecilia Mejia, Suzan Beraza, Megan Vandervort, and Sahar Driver, 12:30

TikTok and the Storytelling Revolution, 6:30

Monday, October 5
Documentary Panel: Navigating Cultural Communities and Identities, 7:30

Tuesday, October 6
Anti-Racism: Storytelling in Education and Awareness (Pt. 1), 7:30

Wednesday, October 7
Anti-Racism: Online Activism Campaigns (Pt. 2), 7:30

Game Night! Designing for Games Roundtable, Part 2, 9:00

Friday, October 9
Comedy Night, 9:00

Saturday, October 10
Masterclass with Ramona Diaz, 12:30

Music Night Out, 7:00

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